Richard Gracia is the PRAMA Service Director at PAVIGYM. With a Masters in Engineering and previous lecturer for educational organizations, Richard handles the conceptual and solution development, education services and the project management of installations.
Richard breaks down the top 3 things studios can do in order to make their flooring go further.
A QUICK CHECKLIST FOR FLOORING
1. Use the flooring for the purpose it is intended.
“Whilst that sounds obvious, it really is one of the biggest factors that can create problems for you later. When it comes to flooring, it is not one-size-fits-all. Different types of flooring are built or adapt to different types of usage. Some flooring is apter than others for certain activities – it has different properties/resilience tolerances/ friction/rebound, i.e. different characteristics, indeed, the differences are deliberately engineered into the flooring.
“Put simply, we wouldn’t recommend Motion flooring for a Cross Training box or Endurance S&S flooring for a dance studio.
“If you use the proper flooring for proper activities, your flooring will perform better for you, look better and last longer.”
2. Clean it regularly.
“Less fun but totally necessary. Only use appropriate or recommended products, don’t go crazy with unidentified chemicals or anything your manufacturer does not identify with.
“We supply appropriate cleaning chemicals for the flooring that we manufacture and/or make recommendations about which type of chemicals to buy instead.
“Follow the rules and it will help the sustainability of the floor.”
- Mix a bucket of water with Jontec Tensol [25ml Jontec Tensol for every 1L of water]
- Apply the solution on the floor using a clean mop or a scrubber drier
- Leave to dry completely
A deep clean should be performed a minimum of two times and a maximum of ten times per year. Mix a bucket of water with Jontec Forward [50ml Jontec Forward for every 1L of water]. WARNING: An incorrect mixture concentration could cause damage to the surface after drying
- Apply the solution on the floor using a mop or a scrubber drier
- IMPORTANT: Allow the solution to act for a short period without allowing it to dry
- Scrub the solution on the floor using a broom with medium strength bristles or a scrubber drier, and remove the dirty water using a mop or liquid vacuum cleaner
- Rinse with clean water as many times as necessary to ensure the elimination of all dirt
- Leave to dry completely
3. Go wild.
“Every three to six months, go wild with a deep clean using different chemicals with different products, that will bring the life back to your flooring. With constant activity, ., and sweat on the floor, over time it will get dirty and that dirt won’t get removed as easily by daily light maintenance.”
AND FOR PRAMA.
“The same rules apply of course but be More Careful. It makes sense, not to over introduce water as electronics are sensitive to that. They’re also sensitive to extreme heat. Be extra mindful of industrial cleaners and don’t use steamers on interactive sensors. Not only could this be unsafe but you’re also likely to damage the sensors / LED lighting system.”
For further recommendations, advice on handling stubborn dirt, specific stains or how best to tackle Turf, ask the customer services team HERE.