TRU® Overlay concrete flooring is a beautiful, eco-friendly, and durable concrete finish. It is customizable and can be imbedded with aggregate, glass, and color or with terrazzo strips to reveal a brushed steal or aluminum look in the joints. The finished flooring gives you a surface that is practical, gorgeous, and requires low-maintenance care.
TRU® Overlay Care Instructions
How do I keep my TRU® Overlay floor clean?
Cleaning your TRU® Overlay floor is simple. Day-to-day maintenance requires sweeping or vacuuming any debris and spot cleaning where necessary. A semi-regular light cleaning with a microfiber mop will keep the surface of your floor polished and looking fresh.
We recommend an occasional deep cleaning – sweeping and/or vacuuming any loose debris and then mopping the floor with hot water, non-aggressive cleaner, and a hard foam mop. Note that deep cleaning or mopping TRU® Overlay too frequently or with too much detergent may cause built up residue and dull the appearance of your floor. Mopping with just hot water and a hard foam mop will normally strip any build up.
If water, oil, or other substances are spilled on my floor will it stain?
Sealants help protect your floors from rapid absorption of spilled liquids, but remember that any liquid – especially those most commonly spilled in homes like wine, oils, vinegar, coffee, and ice cream – should we wiped and cleaned quickly from concrete surfaces before it penetrates the material and becomes much more difficult to clean.
How do I maintain my TRU® Overlay floor over time?
To keep your floor as beautiful as when it was first installed, we recommend the following:
Place a doormat inside the entry of your space to help keep debris, dust, and water from tracking on to your floor
Sweep and/or vacuum regularly
Clean up wet spills right away - concrete is porous and dampness or liquid will absorb and degrade the flooring
Use protective felt tips under furniture, especially furniture that moves often, like dining room chairs or kitchen stools
If you are moving heavy furniture, we recommended you place a wool cloth under the feet or base to avoid scratching lines into the surface.
Before any involved projects like electrical jobs, plumbing, painting, or moving and handling furniture, protect your floor with cardboard, wool blankets, and nylon sheets.
Use only NON-AGGRESSIVE, neutral pH detergents when deep cleaning your floor. Soap-based cleaners or cleaners that contain acids (eg: citrus) will leave a residue and/or degrade the finish of your floor both dulling the shine of the polish and making it increasingly slippery.
Remember, concrete floors are very durable but they are not indestructible. If your floor does get damaged please contact us to consult how best to repair the surface.