Cleaning your Harlequin floor

The recommended maintenance instructions must be followed to ensure that the Harlequin Vinyl Floor retains its appearance and performance characteristics. Failure to do so may invalidate the guarantee. If in doubt, please contact your Harlequin Technical Advisor on 01892 514888

Full instructions for cleaning all Harlequin floors can be found in our Downloads section under ‘Care and Maintenance’.

Material Safety Data Sheets are available to view and download within our Downloads section under ‘Material Safety Data Sheets’.

Cleaning Harlequin vinyl floors

Harlequin vinyl floor cleaning products are available for purchase from our online shop.

All new Harlequin vinyl stage and dance floors should be cleaned with Harlequin Vinyl Daily Cleaner before use in order to remove any residue which takes place during the manufacturing process.

The frequency of cleaning and type of maintenance required is dependent on the frequency of use and the degree of soiling. However, daily cleaning will be more effective, and the floor will retain its performance characteristics longer, if a regular ‘deep clean’ is undertaken.

Damp mop the floor using a diluted solution of Harlequin Vinyl Daily Cleaner in the ratio of 1:50 (100 ml of cleaner in 5 litres of clean warm water). Rinse with plenty of clean water and allow the floor to dry thoroughly before use.

Alternatively, use a spray mop for cleaning between classes. You will need to dilute the cleaner as above. Spray or use standard mop and leave the solution for 5 minutes before using an additional mop with clean water to remove the cleaning solution. To enhance floor drying times please ensure there is adequate ventilation/air flow in each studio. A fan could be used.

Harlequin Vinyl Daily Cleaner contains the biocide Benzalkonium Chloride which provides antibacterial properties and has been proven to be effective against most bacteria and viruses, including novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Regular use of Harlequin Vinyl Daily Cleaner is a good practice and will maintain the optimum performance of your Harlequin performance floor while keeping it hygienically clean, reducing the likelihood of any harmful germs, bacteria or virus accumulating on the surface of the floor.

Always use Harlequin cleaning products to the dilution rates recommended. Improper use, or use of incorrect products, can have an adverse effect on the floor and may invalidate the guarantee. Bleach or alcohol-based cleaners, abrasive powders or creams, strong solvents such as Acetone or highly alkaline solutions should not be used as they may irreparably damage the surface. Use of such products will invalidate the guarantee.

Cleaning Harlequin engineered wood floors.

Harlequin recommend the use of Bona products to clean and maintain Harlequin solid wooden dance floors.

Remove any loose dirt, debris and dust with a vacuum cleaner, soft broom or dust control mop.

Using a slightly damp mop, clean the floor using Bona Wood Floor Cleaner following the manufacturer’s instructions. Use as little water as possible, excess water will damage the floor.

Always dry the floor using an appropriate mop or cloth. Remove any spilled water immediately.

Light stains may be cleaned by rubbing with a damp cloth.

Cleaning Harlequin solid wood floors

Harlequin recommend the use of Bona products to seal, clean and maintain Harlequin Solid Wood Floors.

Harlequin Solid Wood Floors should be cleaned daily using dry cleaning methods, such as vacuum, scissor mop or soft broom. It is important to remove any abrasive particles of grit and dirt which may scratch the floor.

Soluble dirt should be removed using a spray-buff system or scrubber drier with diluted Bona Wood Floor Cleaner for large areas or using a lightly damped or spray mop for smaller areas. When using a buffing system, the machine should be fitted with a tan pad. A red pad can be used on floors which are very dirty. Coarser pads should be avoided as they may damage the floor seal.

Always dry the floor using an appropriate mop or cloth. Remove any spilled water immediately.