General cleaning and maintenance information
If you ensure the recommended incline, the wood-polymeric material surfaces of the megawood® barefootboards are particularly easy to upkeep. Nevertheless, you should clean them from time to time as environmental factors and use leave their mark. The more weather they are exposed to, the less their susceptibility to visible dirt. A natural patina forms. Cleaning agents should generally not be used for normal cleaning. Always use a dry brush to remove dirt first. If this is not enough, then wash with tap water (garden hose) and a brush. If more thorough cleaning is required, you can use a high-pressure cleaner. However, apply a low pressure, maintain an appropriate distance between the nozzle and the terrace and select a moderate temperature. Marks caused by fine particulate matter such as soot, metal dust and paint must be avoided.
Cleaning emulsion for megawood® barefoot boards
megaclean is a very effective, bio-degradable concentrate with an emulsion effect. The water-born degreasing product with incredibly fast deep cleaning properties removes grease, oil, ink, coal, kerosene, soot and other stubborn stains. Only use megaclean at a temperature over 15 °C. If water and megaclean are not enough, stubborn stains can also be removed with a brass brush. As the boards are dyed, the cleaned area will be slightly lighter to begin with, though it will assume the surrounding colour within a few weeks.
Water marks could form where the roof of partly roofed terraces ends. Rainwater is washed over the surface to the roof and later dries Dust particles are briefly moistened, then dry and remain on the surface. This effect is minimal on the open surface, which is constantly exposed to the sun and rain, and is due to the manufacturing process. This does not, therefore, diminish the quality of the product and is not a reason to complain. The water marks can normally be removed using tap water and conventional cleaning appliances. This effect weakens with time, though cannot be completely prevented.
Natural fibre encasement (bast)megawood® consists of up to 75 % wood fibres. They are specially treated, dried and supplied to production in a closed system. Due to the raw material, other natural fibres, such as bast (transitional layer between bark and wood) could become encased. These particles could reach the surface following weathering. Only 0.03 % of the surface could be affected by this. The particle size must not exceed 0.5 cm². These particles will mostly disappear in time through use (abrasion) of the terrace. They can also be removed mechanically. This does not damage the product. In accordance with EPLF (European Laminate Floor Association), the particles that are visible at head height when light is shining on them vertically are used for evaluation purposes.