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Light CommercialABODEABODE™ is designed to be maintained by traditional residential and light-commercial resilient flooring maintenance options. These maintenance procedures are listed below. Select the maintenance procedure for your installation only after careful consideration as to its residential or light commercial end-use application. Following are some examples of end-use applications and their recommended maintenance procedures.The following are general guidelines for maintaining Armstrong commercial flooring products. They are based on general experience using established methods and cleaning materials. It is important that these guidelines are read carefully as many of the products offer the end user maintenance options. Ultimately the local site conditions will determine what specific maintenance procedures and frequencies are needed. It is the responsibility of the maintenance provider to establish the maintenance program(s) that meet the demands of the space(s) and needs of the facility.All resilient floor coverings require maintenance. How frequently the floors must be maintained depends largely on the factors described below. Following regular and well-planned maintenance programs protects the floor by reducing wear, preserves the floor’s attractive appearance and ultimately increases its service life. How to Determine/Tailor Your Maintenance Program Before establishing a maintenance program, there are a number of factors which must be considered in order to determine the most appropriate, cost-effective methods to use. It is critical that the maintenance methods for each floor and area be chosen only after careful evaluation and regard to the following:
It is important to know the type floor before cleaning. Rubber or linoleum could be confused with vinyl or luxury vinyl tile (LVT) confused with wood or laminate.
Are well-trained maintenance personnel available?
Are the appropriate pieces of equipment (scrubbers, buffers, mops, pads, etc.) available?
Are the appropriate chemicals available?
What is the budget?
End User’s Expectations
What is the desired gloss (high or low gloss?)
What is considered an acceptable level of appearance by the owner, customers, staff or end-user?
Type of Facility & Location of Flooring
Entryways, lobbies and pivot-point areas may require more protection and more frequent cleaning than lower traffic areas in other parts or upper levels of the building.
Volume and type of traffic and soil
For instance, traffic types and volumes in entryways and corridors will vary greatly from those found at nurse’s stations or in examination rooms. Dirt and grit carried in from outside can differ significantly from the soils and chemical spills found in a laboratory or emergency room.
Areas subjected to frequent rolling loads provide a different environment than a children’s play area or corridor in an elementary school.
Color/Design of Flooring
Color and pattern can have a significant impact on a floor’s appearance and when properly chosen, may help mask soiling and staining. Mid-tones are better choices than light or dark colors. Busier/high contrast patterns will hide better than solid/monolithic ones.
Type of flooring Heterogeneous SheetABODE™
Recommended Maintenance Procedure(s)
|Kitchens||Residential or Commercial|
|Bathrooms||Residential or Commercial|
|Residence Rooms||Residential or Commercial|
|Group Dining Areas||Commercial|
|Hospitality||Guest Rooms||Residential or Commercial|
|Guest Bathrooms||Residential or Commercial|
|Light Commercial||Dr./Dentist Office||Commercial|
|Beauty Salon/Barber Shop||Commercial|