A marley dance floor, which is a vinyl, roll-out flooring, is an effective material for home studios, schools and most dance settings. Offering both durability and versatility, a well-kept vinyl floor can last up to 15 years with the proper maintenance. When you want to maximize your flooring for safety, performance and longevity, you need to establish a marley dance floor maintenance program. These steps will inform you how to clean your vinyl dance floors.
1. Dry Mop and Sweep Every Day
To keep your marley dance floor clean, sweep away debris and dry mop the flooring every day. This maintenance routine will protect your floor’s quality, prevent damage, preserve its appearance and save you time and money. In addition to ensuring the material’s longevity, daily floor cleaning will offer a higher-quality dance experience.
2. Sweep First, Mop Second
To protect your flooring from scuffs and ensure safety, always sweep before you mop. Sweeping removes all crumbs, dirt and residue before mopping, keeping the floor clean, removing the risk of slipping and priming the surface for the next cleaning step.
3. Wash Your Floors Once a Week
Wash your floor every week with a detergent degreaser like ProClean to eliminate all buildup of human oils, body lotion, perspiration and residues. Always use dance-floor-friendly products recommended by the flooring manufacturer to protect your floors and maximize safety and performance.
Tip: Do not rinse your marley floor with water alone, as doing so will spread residue across the floor instead of cleaning it.
Tip: Avoid Oil-Treated Mops and Brooms. Never use a treated mop or broom to clean your marley dance floor. To keep your floors clean and non-slippery, use non-treated brooms and mops. For tougher stains and deeper cleansing, use specific, dance-floor-friendly cleaning solutions.
4. Removing Stains
If food or drink gets on your floor, use a special stain remover like SimplyGone. To remove scuff marks, use a solvent like Wipeout Plus. We also recommend using an artificial shammy cloth on the bottom of your dry mop and a dry shop vac to suck up aluminum compound residue from taps.
5. Deep-Clean Twice a Year
In addition to your daily and weekly floor cleaning routine, deep-clean your marley dance floors at least twice a year. To perform the most thorough job, rent a small cleaning machine and clean your floor with a concentrated detergent degreaser like ProClean. Rinse with water afterward. Be sure to use a green or aqua pad and stay away from black pads, which can scratch your floor.
6. Disinfecting Your Floor
Using a strong disinfectant like ProClean D Plus at least three times a year (fall, winter and spring) is also a great way to kill invisible viruses, germs and early-stage mold. To avoid illness during the winter dance season, disinfect at least once before or during the colder months.
Expert Marley Dance Floor Maintenance
If you have further questions about how to clean your marley dance floors, Stagestep will be happy to assist you. With more than 45 years of experience with dance floor systems and maintenance products, we proudly provide comprehensive expertise, instructions, information, specifications and advice. Contact us today for more assistance.
This is a suggested maintenance plan that can easily be adjusted to meet the needs relative to size and use of each studio.