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Floor Care Guide

Post Installation Restoring your Floor

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• o not walk on the floor until the adhesive has completely dried – Over time and in high traffic areas, dulling may occur.

a recommendation of 12 hours. To refresh your floor to its initial beauty and appearance follow

• emove all loose debris from the floor by using a soft sweeping

R these easy steps:

brush or dust mop. R

• emove all loose debris from the floor by using a soft sweeping

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• nsure that all traces of adhesive are removed from the surface by brush or dust mop and post “Wet Floor” signs (use at least two to

spot cleaning with the recommended Karndean Basic Stripper. indicate the area being cleaned).

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• se a damp mop with the recommended Karndean Routine M

• ix Karndean Basic Stripper with clean water in accordance with

Cleaner, (dilute as applicable) or a PH neutral cleaner and leave the label instructions on the container.

to dry.

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• pply stripping solution to the floor using a mop, working in an

area no larger than 5m x 5m at a time.

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• llow the solution to remain on the floor for approximately 10

Routine Care & Maintenance minutes. (Do not allow the solution to dry on the floor.)

General care and maintenance of your floor could not be easier: S

• crub the floor using a mop or a red scrubbing pad

• emove all loose debris from the floor by using a soft sweeping

R fitted to the end of an applicator.

brush or dust mop and post “Wet Floor” signs (use at least two to R

• emove all residue with a mop and rinse the flooring using clean

indicate the area being cleaned). water.

• se a damp mop with the recommended Karndean Routine

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• f heavy build-up of residue is present repeat application process.

Cleaner. A

• fter the floor has dried, check that all stripper residue

• nly use propriety floor cleaning products or pH neutral cleaners.

O has been removed by running your hand across the floor.

DO NOT use bleach based products or washing up liquid. A

• ll equipment should be cleaned in cold water and stored safely.

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• tubborn stains may be removed by spot cleaning with the A

• pply undiluted Karndean Refresh Hard Sealer in a thin, even coat

recommended Karndean Routine Cleaner or Basic Stripper. using a clean lint free mop (where possible avoid strong sunlight

• Attend to spillages immediately. and draughts during application of Refresh and if installed ensure all

• iberally apply the cleaning solution over a manageable area using

L underfloor heating is switched off before commencing work).

a clean mop, then rinse off the cleaning solution and leave to dry. W

• orking from the furthest corner from the exit and where possible

• Thoroughly clean the mop with cold running water. parallel from the exit and parallel to the main light source (eg.

window) apply the sealer using over tapping strokes until the

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• nce the floor is completely dry remove “Wet Floor” signs. whole floor is coated.

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• arndean Routine Cleaner can be used with automatic cleaning A

• llow the floor to dry for approximately 30 minutes (wait for the

appliances (eg. scrubbing machines). sealer to go dry to the touch, then allow a further 15 minute waiting

Do not use household cleaners on the floor for general cleaning period).

unless they are specified for floors as they can often leave an oily A

• pply a second coat of sealer to the floor, working in the opposite

residue which could make the floor slippery and lead to potential direction and where possible, perpendicular to the main light

slip hazards. source (eg. window).

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• llow the floor to dry for at least six hours or preferably overnight.

• Thoroughly clean the mop with cold running water.

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• nce the floor is completely dry remove “Wet Floor” signs.

To ensure the floor remains protected from marks and fine

scratches, the Refresh Hard Sealer protective layer will need to be

re-applied approximately every six months (depending on foot

traffic levels).

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