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HPL Cleaning & Maintenance

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Floors

How to Clean and Maintain

Because electrical properties are inherent in HPL, HPL requires no topical treatment or special maintenance to retain conductivity.

**Dry mop, tack rag mop or vacuum regularly. DAMP Mop (the mop should not drip water when removed from the winger in the mop bucket) with a mild detergent when necessary.

If necessary, you can spot clean stubborn stains with a non-flammable organic cleaner.  Most orgainc solvents will dissolve the adhesive used to attach laminate to the panel surface.  Make sure that the cleaner does not get into cracks between the support panel and the laminate where it could adversely affect the bond.  DO NOT use on perforated panels or at the edges of solid panels.

**DO NOT Flood floor with water, cleaning agents, or coat floor with oils and chemicals from overly saturated mops. This could damage the panels HPL glue bond and affect the electrical / communications wiring unerneath. Residual films affect static properties.

**DO NOT Wax, buff or polish as it is unnessary and coating can affect static properties.  DO NOT use wax in rinse water.

**DO NOT clean with steel wool, nylon pads or abrasives of any kind, manually or power machinery as they are unnecessary and can damage surface of floor.

High Pressure laminate floor tile is easy to maintain and save money on maintenance costs.

-Nees no sealer, coating, waxing or stripping
-Needs no vigorous cleaning or strong cleaning agents
-Never needs polishing or buffing
-Stain resistant to inks, chemicals and cleaning agents
-Spilled liquids wipe up easily
-Stubborn stains can be spot cleaned easily by sparingly using a nonflammable solvent
-Eliminates cleaning down time
-Non-Static; does not attract dust
-Keeping the floor clean is your insurance for maximum life

Temperature and Humidity

Maintain temperature between 60 degrees F and 80 F before, during and after installation with relative humidity of 40% to 60%.  Allow materials to stabilize at recommended temperature for 24 hours before installation.  Avoid extreme changes in temperature and humidity.  These are the recommended condition to properly preserve the panels, and conform to requirements of computer manufactures.

Rolling Loads

After installation, remind the general contractor and/or facilities manager when equipment is being installed and/or moved, to protect the panels from dynamic load damage by covering them with minimum of 3/4" plywood.  This will evenly distribute the weight and prevent marring and gouging of the covering.

Heavy Equipment

Rest heavy equipment on pads 5"x5" (wood/steel) to distribute point loading.  Install additional COMX pedestals where required under panels wherever heavy equipment is resting on floor and/or under cut panels.

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