Repair & Maintenance
- Repairing damaged tiles, mats, blocks, is simple and easy. Keep in mind, that our products are 22"X44" (inches) and not 22"X22" as it appears when looking at the product after an installation. Take a crow bar with a flat edge (flat crow bar) and try to pry out the unit (or section) without damaging the surrounding area. This will save the interlocks (sides) to be used again with the new unit. A utility knife will be needed to remove all the excess glue that was originally used to glue the interlocks (sides) together. If that cannot be accomplished, cut the damage mat by cutting along the seam using a Jigsaw or Saber-saw. The damaged unit can be lifted and discarded. Before installing a new mat, remember to remove all loose debris from the area. Make sure the sub-surface below is compressed well. This will ensure a great fit with the exsisting safety surface (&/ or floor). Remember to glue the new tile, mat, block securely to the existing tile, mat, block to prevent vandalism. Do not use are for at least 6-8 hours.
1. As with any other solid surface such as concrete, asphalt, cement, blacktop, etc. For outdoor usage, Unity's products will need to be swept free of debris with a blower and/ or vacuumed clean (shop vacuum). It is important to "leaf blow" all of Unity's products free of any debris as necessary. This will ensure that no debris gets in the seams of the tiles - mats - blocks thus forcing product-to-product separation. In turn, "leaf blowing" will help prevent such problems in the future. A sharp object, may be needed, to be applied at the seam for areas that has more debris then others to loosen up the debris for easier cleaning / blowing. Broom sweeping will only lock the debris in the seams and not remove it in its entirety When cleaning, use a mild detergent, mix cleaner with warm to hot water as directed and apply to the floor with a wet mop. Allow the cleaner to stand about five (5) to ten (10) minutes before removing with a clean damp mop. Rinse thoroughly until the rinse water is clear. Allow to surface to dry before using again. "Armorall" may be used to acquire a deep royal shine, however, it may be slippery.
2. As for indoor use, when the floor is dry apply two thin coats if finish (Mr. Clean) with a strip mop. Do not apply too heavily in one coat, as it may get slippery. Allow about thirty (30) minutes drying time between coats. It is not necessary to re-apply floor finish to the entire area when maintaining the heavy traffic areas. Damp mopping the entire floor and using finish in those abused areas is all that is necessary.
"Armorall" may be used to acquire a deep royal shine, however, it may be slippery, especially indoors.
3. Occasional major cleaning of the floor will require removal of the finish, scrubbing with a bristled brush and/ or using a power washer with no more the 3000-PSI. After which one may apply the finish found in step 2. Keep in mind, this product is water permeable if the: "Seal Coat" is not applied and may result in excess water to find itself deep into the product. Less water - less problems.
After many years of use, like other products on the market, our products can be painted for a fresh new look. This can provide less heat build up and extend the life of the products for many years to come.
Our two-part paints (no mixing) can be simply sprayed on or rolled on (preferred) for a brand new look. It is recommended in areas with multiple colors that a 22"X44" (inch) cut out using scrap cardboard be made to place over each product. For example: if red and green are used in an area, make two (2) cut outs, one for red and one for green. Roll or spray the new paint on the existing products and allow the paint to dry overnight. After which, the "Bond Tite" will need to be applied to maintain the coloring of the paints.