Aeratis Porch Flooring is made with PVC and other materials. Aeratis uses the latest emerging PVC technology to provide a beautiful product with performance far superior to wood or other composite materials. Coupled with a great appreciation for historic, traditional design, Aeratis strives to make products for the building industry that stand up to the scrutiny of the most discerning traditional architects, builders, and consumers. Aeratis PVC porch flooring carries a Class “A” fire rating and can be used on covered and uncovered porch applications.
1.) Just after Aeratis has been installed we recommend you completely clean the surface of the product with a broom and mop. Once you have done this, we recommend using Murphy’s Oil soap (diluted as recommended) and use a sponge head mop and bucket and evenly apply and clean the surface of your porch floor. Once the surface is completely coated it may be slippery for a few hours after applications. Please make sure you follow recommendations on the bottle.
2.) Periodically, sweep and remove debris from the porch. Since your porch is an exterior living space, please feel free to vacuum your porch. Make sure to follow vacuum cleaner instructions.
3.) On stubborn spots, first return to the use of Murphy’s Oil Soap. If this does not work and you feel it is necessary to power wash your porch. Set the power washer to the lowest setting and hold the sprayer nozzle a minimum of 6” (do not get any closer) from the surface. Go to a corner or inconspicuous place on the porch and increase the pressure to a setting that is cleaning the surface, but not damaging the finish.
4.) Use rubber-backed mats is not recommended.
5.) Use rock salt, calcium chloride or warm water to melt ice. Be sure to be careful walking on any icy surfaces as they can be slippery.
6.) You can pressure wash Aeratis products. Make sure to test the pressure and distance of the nozzle from the surface. It is best to use a bleach product as a pre-soak or Dawn dish soap. Make sure to pressure wash the floor in the direction of the slope to assist in water-runoff.
7) To remove scuffs and scratches from the surface of the Aeratis Duratech acrylic based cap it is best to use DeckMAX E2. DO NOT APPLY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT. Make sure the sun has set or apply on a cloudy day. You can apply anytime if the porch or exterior living space is covered. Make sure to NEVER rub Aeratis boards in a circular motion once the DeckMAX is applied. Long even strokes with the grain of the boards is the best way to apply.
Aeratis is the first synthetic product that offers you the option of rejuvenation. We understand that accidents can happen and your porch can be damaged. We are cognizant that everything fades over time. We also understand that at some point in the future you may change your mind on the color you want your house and porch to be. When we engineered Aeratis, we made sure that we could offer you the greatest range of options with the least amount of hassle.
Rejuvenation from Years of Heavy Use or Fade
As much as we would like to tell you that Aeratis will not fade and it will never show wear we just cannot do it. Many synthetic manufactures lead the public to believe that their product will not fade or show wear, this is just not true. The combination of the sun, rain, snow, heat, human traffic and wild parties can take a toll on any man made or natural product. How Aeratis is different than all the others, we offer you the ability to rejuvenate your Aeratis porch to like new again.
Rejuvenate your Porch from a Chemical Spill
In years past, if you were to accidentally spill paint thinner or a harsh chemical onto your painted wood porch, you would just have to repaint. In today’s world of synthetics, this is not the case. An accidental spill of a harsh chemical can potentially ruin your porch if you are not an owner of an Aeratis porch. With Aeratis, we offer the flexibility for you to rejuvenate your porch. Simply follow our instructions for rejuvenation and your porch will look like it did the day it was first installed.
Rejuvenation from Accidental Drops or Defacing
In many cases, a heat gun and a little shaping can perform miracles on drop damage, drag damage or general defacing. Sometimes when you drop a 1400 lbs. stainless steel refrigerator on it’s corner just before entering the front door, it seems that nothing can fix this issue. If the heat gun does not work… Due to the dimensional stability of Aeratis you can remove just one or two boards and replace them WITHOUT taking up any more boards other than the damaged one or few.
Benefits and Why Rejuvenation is a Perfect Solution
With Aeratis you never have to worry about buckling, cupping, warping, checking or rotting. In addition, the surface of Aeratis was engineered to allow certain paints and stains to chemically bond to the surface. This bond is much different than the absorption bond that happens with wood. The bond is very similar to putting PVC glue on PVC pipe. The bonding from the recommended stains and paints really gives you the option for bring the color and accidental damage back to its original beauty and luster
Request a Custom Rejuvenation Solution
We understand that we cannot publish a solution to every possible accident or scenario that could ever happen. This is why we offer you the ability to submit a request for a custom solution. Please take a moment to explain what the issue is and your desired solution. We will try to recreate the issue and come up with the best possible solution.
Rejuvenation Stain Colors for Behr Stain (See paint instructions for a complete list of stains)