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Clean and Maintain: Tips and Recommendations for Rubber Flooring

Updated: Mar 12

Rubber flooring is a popular and practical choice for sheds and other outdoor structures. It offers durability, slip-resistance and easy maintenance. Even with the inherent benefits, rubber flooring still requires regular cleaning to prolong its lifespan and maintain its original look. In this blog post, we’ll provide tips and recommendations for cleaning and maintaining rubber flooring in sheds, with easy-to-follow steps and products that will make cleaning an effortless task.

Start by clearing the area

Before you begin cleaning your rubber floor, you should remove any debris, loose dirt and larger objects. This will help prevent the dirt from spreading and scratching the surface of the rubber floor. You can use a broom or vacuum cleaner for this task and then follow it up with a damp mop.

Use the right cleaning solutions

cleaning rubber flooring

While on the surface rubber flooring may appear to be easy to maintain, picking the right products and cleaning solutions is essential. Use of harsh chemicals and bleach can damage the rubber, so it is important to choose cleaning solutions that are gentle and specifically formulated for rubber flooring. There are many commercial rubber floor cleaning solutions available in the market. However, you can also make your own cleaning solution at home, using a mixture of mild dish soap and water. Apply the solution to a microfiber mop or cloth and clean the floor in circular motions.

Avoid high-pressure washing

While it may be tempting to use high-pressure washers to clean rubber flooring, it’s not recommended. High-pressure washing can cause water to penetrate the porous rubber material, affecting its durability and longevity. Always opt for a soft-bristle brush or a mop when cleaning the rubber floor. For stubborn stains avoid using a scrub pad as it might scratch the rubber surface, instead, use a soft fabric cloth.

Dry the floor

After you have scrubbed and rinsed the rubber floor, you need to make sure it is dry. Leaving water on your rubber floor can cause it to break down over time and develop an unattractive appearance. You can either let your rubber floor air dry naturally, or use a dry mop, sponge or cloth to soak up any excess water, ensuring that the rubber dries completely.

Regular Cleaning Maintenance

A regular cleaning routine can help prolong the life of your rubber flooring. Sweeping the debris and dirt daily can make it easier to clean when it comes time. For day-to-day cleaning, use a soft-bristle brush or a dry mop to maintain the floor. In situations where you need a deeper clean, use a damp mop with a mild cleaning solution. Consistency in your cleaning routine will make looking after your rubber floor more manageable and prolong the longevity of the floor.

In conclusion, cleaning and maintaining your rubber flooring does require some effort, but it is worth it for the overall protection and longevity of your investment. By properly following these tips and recommendations, your rubber flooring will remain durable and slip-resistant while maintaining its original appeal for years to come. Remember to always avoid harsh chemicals and use the right cleaning solutions, to avoid causing damage to your rubber floor. Invest in the proper cleaning supplies to streamline the cleaning and maintenance process. Consistency is key, so ensure to maintain a regular cleaning routine to keep your floor stunningly clean and in tiptop shape.

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