Life Floor is easier to maintain than any other wet flooring surface.
Areas exposed to only barefoot traffic can be cleaned on an as-needed basis with Life Floor Easy Maintenance Cleaners. For areas exposed to shoe traffic, Life Floor should be cleaned at least once a week. A standard cleaning schedule can be found in the Cleaning Guide. When cleaning Life Floor, use a cloth, sponge, a light or medium scrubbing machine with vacuum recovery, or non-metallic brushes. Stiff brushes or brushes that contain abrasives may damage Life Floor. Do not use metal brushes or grit-coated, aggressive brushes of any kind on the tile surface.
While most floor cleaners are acceptable to clean the surface of Life Floor tile, we recommend Life Floor Easy Maintenance Cleaners. Effective alternatives include bacteria killing agents such as hydrogen peroxide, bleach, ammonia or citrus. Do not use any type of sealer or wax product, as these will coat the tile surface with a slippery residue.
Life Floor tiles are durable and designed to withstand high volumes of barefoot traffic. However, Life Floor tiles may be scratched or cut by sharp, heavy, or abrasive objects. Should a tile become damaged, replacement is generally easy, but force will be required to remove an adhered tile. We recommend the use of plastic or natural bristle scrub brushes to clean the tile surfaces. We also recommend the use of plastic or wood furniture instead of heavy, metal furniture. Deck furniture should have wide and flat feet, or broad furniture coasters secured to the bottom of deck furniture feet. If mechanical lifts or heavy objects are to be transported or placed on top of Life Floor, it may be necessary to protect the deck surface with plywood or Masonite. Do not allow burning or extremely hot objects to come in contact with Life Floor tile. To help remind your guests about acceptable footwear and use of Life Floor, we have created signs that you may purchase upon request.
Securing A Loose Tile
If a corner or edge of one of your Life Floor tiles is beginning to loosen, you do not need to remove the tile to readhere it. Instead, lift the loose portion of the tile and verify that both the bottom of the tile and the surface underneath it are clean and dry; if they are not, clean and dry as necessary before applying the new adhesive. If the tile and surface are not sufficiently clean and dry, they will not bond properly with the adhesive, which could cause the same edge or corner to loosen once again.
Using a paint brush, evenly apply adhesive to the back of the tile and to the substrate. Keeping the glued surfaces separated, let both surfaces "flash" or dry for approximately 10-15 minutes until the contact cement is tacky or slightly dry to the touch (see contact cement label for more information). Ensure the corner or edge is secure by applying pressure with your thumb and index finger. To ensure adhesive is secured to the substrate, step on the newly adhered area.