Care, Cleaning And Maintenance

Your texture rubberized Lay-A-Weigh® Rubber surface is customized during the application process to meet individualized end use needs and safety requirements. If the area is to be mopped, the system is applied having a dimpled/orange, peal-like finish. Exterior surfaces and/or transitional public access ways such as those which are subjected to the elements of nature, watering of plants in garden centers, etc., require a greater degree of texture for maximum skid/slip fall resistant safety. Medium textured surfaces may also be specified.

Interior Applications
  • routine cleaning with environmentally safe Simple Green or TSP solution
  • eliminating costly cleaning chemicals/solutions and labor intense wax applications
  • light textured surface may be routinely sponge mopped as necessary
  • steam cleaner, carpet cleaning machine, or light duty floor scrubber for high texture
  • all cleaning solutions must be rinsed thoroughly to deter soap film build-up
  • cleaning solutions must be properly metered/diluted, especially citrus based ones
  • surface is "stain resistant;" good housekeeping practices deter stain setting

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Exterior Applications
  • routine cleaning with environmentally safe Simple Green or TSP solution
  • clean with push broom, rinsing using concentrated pressure nozzle on hose
  • clean heavily soiled areas with pressure washer (max. psi 2400 w/fan tip
  • residues (tree sap, road tar, gum, etc.) clean with Goo Gone or equal equivalent

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Slips Trips and Falls

Lay-A-Weigh Rubber protects against S.T.F.s

According to OSHA slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.

OSHA recommends that walking surfaces have a Static Coefficient of Friction of "0.50" A research project sponsored by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) conducted tests with persons with disabilities and concluded that a higher coefficient of friction was needed by such persons. A static coefficient of friction of "0.60" is recommended for accessible routes and 0.80 for ramps.

According to ADA, Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG), Accessible Elements and Spaces: Scope and Technical Requirements, as pertaining to 4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces, "ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in access rooms/spaces, including floors, walks, ramps, stairs, and curb ramps, shall be stable, firm, slip-resistant, and comply with 4.5 standard.

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