Floor Tile Protection

Extra Protection to Care for Custom Floor Tile

Additional floor tile protection is not usually required. But in locations where large amount of soil, sand, or other abrasives may be tracked onto the custom printed floor tiles, we have this suggestion. Clear, extra protection can be added to custom floor tiles with a coat of floor finish. We have tested a water-base urethane which can be brushed or swabbed onto the tile. Another brand may do just as well, but here are the details on AQUA ZAR® INTERIOR WATER-BASED POLYURETHANE*.

This non-yellowing, environmentally safe, clear wood finish is specially formulated to protect floors. This low-odor formula resists most household chemicals and abrasions and brushes on like a conventional polyurethane for maximum durability and beauty. Child safe when dry. Meets all environmental standards for low emission of solvent vapors.
APPLICATION Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 60°F and 90°F and the relative humidity is less than 60%.Stir thoroughly before and during application. Do not shake! Use a clean synthetic fiber or foam brush, lamb’s wool applicator or pad. Do not apply with a roller! To ensure satisfactory results always test in an inconspicuous area before completing entire job. Apply thin coats at a rate of 400-500 sq.ft per gallon . Do not over brush or trap air bubbles in the finish.

Areas with poor ventilation such as closed rooms, corners and hallways may take longer to dry.  A minimum of two coats is required. Allow floors to dry 24 hours before subjecting to light foot traffic; three to five days before moderate (normal) traffic or moving furniture. One week is required before maximum hardness is achieved. Do not cover floors with rugs before one week has elapsed. Rugs are recommended near entrances for removal of grit and dirt from shoes.

If floor should become marred or scratched, sand lightly using fine sandpaper, vacuum all sanding dust, wipe with a cloth dampened with water and apply another coat. Scratches in the finish will not affect the custom printed image.

CLEAN-UP Clean brushes and tools immediately after use with warm soapy water.

*United Gilsonite Laboratories: Corporate Headquarters 1396 Jefferson Avenue Dunmore, PA 18509, Tel: 1-800-272-3235