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Altro rubber flooring cleaning guide

Altro Nuvola™ rubber flooring

recommended cleaning methods

March 2015

Altro Nuvola Cirrus™, Altro Nuvola Stratus™

Initial clean

Initial clean to all material to remove any dust / dirt and any factory release agent.

For Altro Nuvola Stratus use AltroClean 44™ or equivalent cleaner.

For Altro Nuvola Cirrus use a neutral cleaner (refer to Note below).

  1. Sweep or vacuum up dust / dirt
  2. Apply cleaner and scrub manually or by machine, using stiff brushes
  3. Mop or vacuum up residue
  4. Rinse with clean water and dry
Sealing
If required the material can be sealed use AltroGloss 211™ or equivalent Apply two thin coats of metallised or buffable emulsion polish
Routine maintenance
Use AltroClean 48W™ cleaner / maintainer or equivalent Mop wash or spray clean with soft brushes
Removing polish build up
As and when necessary to all materials use AltroClean 44™ or an emulsion dressing remover Repeat steps in initial clean


Failure to maintain Altro flooring in accordance with recommended procedure can affect the performance of the product. Further information is available from Altro.

Please ensure you have the health and safety data sheet for any cleaner you intend to use. In the event of any queries our Technical Services Department will be pleased to advise you.

Tips for successful maintenance of Altro Nuvola rubber flooring

  1. Develop a regular cleaning programme suited to the usage and traffic of the area – heavily trafficked or highly visible areas need to be cleaned more often than areas which are seldom used, or where appearance is less important.

    Rubber floors should not be washed in direct, hot sunlight.

    Remember that dirty equipment, particularly mops, does not clean – it merely re-distributes dirt. When using a mop, always use a twin compartment bucket.

  2. Use only recommended cleaning liquids or their equivalent – do not mix cleaning liquids and do not use more than the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Remove scuff marks regularly – remove any marks by extra spray buffing or by abrasion with medium stiff bristle brushes – not pads.

    In car showrooms, black should be used to hide tyre scuffing. Cleaning, whether daily or periodically, should never be carried out when the sun is shining on the floor as this can cause staining on the surface of the material.

  4. Protect newly laid floors – all newly laid Altro rubber floors surfaces should be covered and protected from all other trades with a suitable non staining protective covering.
  5. Care with polishes and seals – where machine buffing is not available, AltroGloss 211 is recommended. Do not polish in wet locations or outside

For companies who recommend their own products and equipment for cleaning Altro floors, please refer to the individual Altro approved cleaning and maintenance product and equipment guides for further details.

For further information or technical advice
call our Customer Care Centre on 01426 489516
or email: enquiries@altro.com

NOTE: “Altro Ltd” (“Altro”) endeavours to ensure that advice and information given in Product Data Sheets, Method Statements and Material Safety Data Sheets (all known as Product Literature) is accurate and correct. However, where Altro has no control over the selection of its products for particular applications, it is important that any prospective customer, user or specifier, satisfies him / herself that the product is suitable for the intended application. In this process, due regard should be taken of the nature and composition of the background / base and the ambient conditions both at the time of laying / applying / installing / curing of the material and when the completed work is to be brought into use.

However, as site conditions and the execution of the work are beyond our control, we accept no resultant liability.

Altro’s policy is one of continuous research and development and we reserve the right to update our products and information at any time without prior notice.