Instructions on how industrial companies can clean and maintain their concrete floors.

How to Clean and Maintain Industrial Coated Floors


Cleaning Concrete FloorsTrain Vehicle Operators to:

  • Start slow and stop without spinning wheels
  • Make smooth turns
  • Lift, not drag, loads and pallets
  • Secure objects to reduce dropping objects on floor
  • Limit outside vehicle traffic from driving onto coated areas
  • Park aircraft and over-the-road vehicles on wheel pads or on non-coated floors
  • Install non-marking tires on vehicles
  • Lubricate free wheeling vehicle wheels to eliminate skidding
  • Repair vehicle fluid leaks
  • Clean Dirt and Debris from vehicle wheels frequently


Routine Floor Maintenance

  • Pick-up spills immediately- Spills may soften , strip, discolor coatings: create slip hazard
  • Sweep outside entrances daily- Prevents sand and debris from damaging coatings
  • Sweep inside traffic and debris producing areas daily- Prevents sand and debris from damaging coatings
  • Scrub Traffic areas daily- Reduces coating wear and improves gloss
  • Sweep and Scrub low traffic areas weekly- Reduces coating wear improves gloss
  • Inspect coatings for wear, recoat before worn through to bare concrete annually- Recoating before wear through improves appearance and saves money over time


Brush Selection

  • Use natural fiber or nylon sweeping brushes (Do not use fiber and wire, poly and wire or crinkle wire)
  • Use soft nylon or stiff nylon scrubbing brushes (Do not use polypropylene and abrasive, abrasive, super abrasive or wire)
  • Use white red or blue scrubbing pads (do not use brown or black)
  • Other questions contact Tennant Co. at 1-800-553-8033 or your local cleaning supply company


Detergent selection

  • Tennant 654 for adhesives, animal fats, antifreeze, chocolates and starches
  • Tennant 653 for food products such as flour, liquor, and mustard
  • Tennant 658 for carbon, cutting oils, grease, and tar
  • Tennant 9960 for occasional stubborn tire marks and adhesives and synthetic oils
  • Tennant 698 for water based cutting oils
  • Other questions contact Tennant Co. at 1-800-553-8033 or your local cleaning supply company



Vanguard Concrete Coating
3030 Hillcroft SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548
Phone: 616-742-1540

Fax: 616-742-3793

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