What should I do to protect and clean a floor graphic?

Updated 6 months ago by Mike Lowell

It’s not a secret that the better you maintain your floor graphic it will affect how long a floor graphic will last on a respective surface. In essence, you want to protect it from damage.

Floor graphic damage can come from a few ways:

  • Buffing: Don’t buff your floor graphic unless it is covered in a thorough coating of wax. You want to make sure it’s actually the wax that gets buffed, not the graphic’s protective coating.
  • Heavy equipment: If your graphics are applied on a warehouse floor, avoid driving heavy equipment, such as forklifts, over them.
  • Heavy items: Try to avoid dragging or pulling heavy items across floor graphics or setting them down on floor graphics.
  • Harsh cleaners: Aggressive cleaning agents can damage floor graphics, so only wash them with mild soapy water. Use a scratch-free cloth to wipe them down.
  • Water: Floor graphics shouldn’t be allowed to soak in water. If water spills, dry it up quickly. This is also why you want to keep graphics away from entry points where people sometimes track water inside.

Taking care of your floor graphic it is important if you want to extend the life of your graphics. In many cases, the main concern is to be careful with your cleaning methods so that you don’t end up accidentally harming the surface of the graphic. Since different protective coatings may be able to handle different types of treatments or wear, ask your print studio if there are any special precautions you should take to make sure your floor graphic holds up well.


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