How To Clean Thermo-Plastic, PVC, PVC Asbestos & Rubber


1) Only sealed if badly deteriorated

2) Use water-based acrylic seals

3) Do not use solvent based seals. They will damage floor and are difficult to remove

4) Allow 28 days for adhesive to dry if floors are new

5) Surface dressing of new floors removed by scrubbing

6) Scrub with neutral or mildly alkaline detergent, rinse and dry


1) Used if there is a particular requirement to protect floor

2) Use water-based polishes if required

3) Scrub with neutral or alkaline detergent, rinse, neutralize and dry


1) Use systems 2 and 3 on sheet and tiles

2) System 7 may be used on welded sheets

3) Systems 2 and 7 would preferably not be used on rubber floors

4) Systems involving the use of polishes determined by prevailing conditions and requirements

5) Thermoplastic and PVC floors renovated by deep scrubbing

6) Rubber may be renovated by abrading with a fine abrasive disc (120) and finishing with a fine abrasive pad

7) Water-based seals removed by scrubbing with alkaline stripper

8) If solvent-based seals have been used it is preferable to recoat and repair rather than attempt to remove by abrasion


1) Do not use water on tiles until 28 days after laying

2) Avoid regular use of strong alkali

3) Do not use any product that includes organic solvents

4) The use of pine oil based buffable gels can cause long-term deterioration

5) Rubber is prone to surface oxidation and requires a method of maintenance which leaves a protective film