Keeping your floor clean will help you stay "in love" with your new garage. Here are a few tips to keeping those beautiful floor tiles clean.
Wipe Up Spills: The flooring tiles are manufactured with 100% virgin polypropylene which is naturally non-porous and resistant to staining and corrosion from harsh chemicals. However, spills of chemical and petroleum-based product should be wiped up to avoid discoloration and damage to the floor tiles.
Sweep and Mop Occasionally: Routine cleaning with a damp mop and a degreaser cleanser is recommended to remove surface dirt and grime. Ground-in grime may require using a long-handled brush with the cleaner and then mopping dry. Do not use petroleum based products. They will discolor and damage tiles over time.
Hose Down Seasonally: The underside of the floor tiles are designed to allow cleaning and flushing with a hose or power washer. If you use a pressure power washer, maintain a tip-to-surface distance of at least 10”. Failure to maintain this minimum distance may dislodge the tile connections, particularly the edge trim pieces. Power washing is an effective method of cleaning floor tiles, including the removal of tire marks.
Deep Clean if Needed: A deep cleaning is possible by separating the floor tiles along a continuous seam and removing that section of the flooring. Use a hose or power washer to rinse both the removed tile section and the exposed surface where the tiles were installed. Then snap tiles back into place.
Prevent Dislodging Tiles: Sudden acceleration and stops of a vehicle on the tile can cause tiles to dislodge from each other. If this happens, simply snap the tiles back in.
Replace Damaged Tile in a Snap: If you ever damage a tile, it’s very easy to replace. Simply separate the tiles along the seam and remove affected area and then snap new tiles into place.
Suggested Cleaning Products
For Tire Marks:
- Goof Off
- Goo Gone
- Baby Oil
- Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean
- Zep, Citrus-Based Cleaner
- Dawn, Dish Detergent
Note: Floor tiles were installed with an expansion/air flow gap to ensure ample space for tiles to expand during warm weather.