A Guide to the Pioneer Eclipse Flooring System
Pioneer Eclipse was founded in 1978 by Bill Wilson, a then 27-year-old janitor who was frustrated by the poor quality floorcare products he was using.
Since then, Pioneer Eclipse continues to be recognised as a leader and innovator in floor systems with a sales presence in over 40 countries and a manufacturing capacity of 30 million gallons per year of chemicals. The Pioneer Eclipse Flooring System is a comprehensive flooring range that includes all the products required for high-level stripping, cutting back, polishing/sealing as well as everyday cleaning and maintenance to ensure a cohesive and hassle-free floorcare solution.
The Five Most Common Floor Care Complaints:
Floor Finishes that Don’t Last: Over time, high-traffic areas wear down, leading to uneven and unsightly finishes. This can be a result of inferior polishing products and improper application and/or maintenance.
Ingrained Dirt That Requires Stripping to Remove: Daily foot traffic, dirt, and spills can leave behind residue that diminishes the shine and cleanliness of your floors. Ordinary cleaners may not effectively tackle this buildup and poor quality polishes may wear down faster.
Stripping Challenges: Stripping off old finishes, sealers, and adhesives is a labor-intensive and often challenging task. Using subpar stripping products can make it even more arduous and using low-quality sealers/polishes means this task is required more frequently.
Adhesion Issues: Proper adhesion is critical for a long-lasting finish. Poor adhesion can result in peeling, flaking, and uneven coverage.
- Too Many Products to Choose From: With so many floorcare products on the market, it’s hard to know what to choose. An error some make is to mix and match across brands which can have a detrimental effect on the flooring.
How Pioneer Eclipse Products Solve These Issues:
The Pioneer Eclipse Flooring System has been meticulously formulated to address these common floor care problems and more. Each product within the system is designed to work harmoniously with the others, ensuring a seamless and effective solution to your floor care and maintenance challenges.
1. Floor Finishes that Don’t Last vs. Pioneer Eclipse Floor Finishes
The Problem: Ordinary polishes often lack the durability and resilience required to withstand the rigors of high-traffic areas. Many brands may have high solid contents but are extremely difficult to lay down, the high solid content making them hard to push around and achieve thin, even coats.
The Solution: Pioneer Eclipse floor finishes have high solid contents (25%) and are easy to lay down and get even. They are extremely durable with a solution for every floor type. Get in touch with us to find the best solution for your flooring needs.
2. Ingrained Dirt That Requires Stripping to Remove vs. Pioneer Eclipse Neutral and Deep Scrub Cleaners
The Problem: Many cleaners, even ones that claim to be ‘neutral’, erode polish over time, wearing away the protective layers and causing dirt to be ingrained into the polish. This dulls the floors, making them look unclean and worn.
The Preventative Solution: The Pioneer Eclipse Neutral Cleaner is designed to clean flooring without taking away any of the polish, ensuring a long lasting finish and reducing the frequency of full strip and reseals.
The Fix: Where dirt has become embedded in the floor finish and you are unable to scrub it away, instead of doing a full strip back, the Pioneer Eclipse Reboot Deep Scrub Cleaner is designed to remove the top 1-2 coats of floor finish, so that you can easily restore the finish by adding 1-2 coats of polish. Cutting back is a great way to increase the time between full strip and reseal maintenance cycles.
3. Floor Stripping Challenges vs. Pioneer Eclipse Formula Xtreme
The Problem: Stripping off old finishes is often a laborious and time-consuming process with nasty smelling chemicals that make the job harder and less desirable to do.
The Solution: Pioneer Eclipse have formulated the Formula Xtreme stripper to be low odour with no ammonia, meaning you can work with it for long periods without the need to take breathing breaks. It’s high concentration makes it effective and economic, with one carton (2x 10Litre bottles) making up to 800 Litres of stripping solution. Formula Xtreme makes stripping less laborious with its effectiveness, removing water-based seals in record time.
Learn our recommended 5 Best Practices for Successful Floor Strip and Reseals in our recent blog, here
4. Adhesion Issues vs. Pioneer Eclipse Envirostar Neutraliser
The Problem: Poor adhesion can lead to premature wear, peeling, and flaking of your floor finish and is often the result of improper pH levels after stripping.
The Solution: Neutralising a floor after stripping is an essential part of floor maintenance to guarantee adhesion and long-lasting results. The Pioneer Eclipse Envirostar Neutraliser restores the proper pH balance after stripping, creating an ideal surface for your new finish to adhere to, while preserving the integrity of the floor.
5. Too Many Products to Choose From vs. Pioneer Eclipse Flooring System
The Problem: In a market full of choices, it’s difficult to know what products will work best for your project. It may be tempting to mix and match in a bid to save money, however, products from different brands may contain ingredients that react negatively with each other and therefore compromise the entire project.
The Solution: It’s important to invest in a high-quality, high-performance flooring system that will properly maintain your floor finish, decrease the required frequency of full strip and reseals and thus save you time and money. One of the standout features of the Pioneer Eclipse range is that they’re designed to be used as a whole flooring system for a cohesive solution that streamlines your floor care routine. This means you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues or troubleshooting unexpected problems.