25 May 2020

Cleaning your non-slip flooring

Floor cleaning guides.

Cleaning your non-slip flooring
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Manual Cleaning:

Step 1: Sweep and/or vacuum dust and other debris.

Step 2-5: Apply an approved detergent, diluted to manufacturer’s recommendations. Leave on floor for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 6-7: If required, scrub with deck scrubber. Wet vacuum or mop residue.

Step 8: Thoroughly rinse with warm, clean water to ensure that the surface PH on the flooring is neutral (PH7).

Step 9: Allow to dry.

Step 10: Rinse cleaning gear well.

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Manual Cleaning:

Step 1: Sweep and/or vacuum dust and other debris.

Step 2-5: Apply an approved detergent, diluted to manufacturer’s recommendations. Leave on floor for approximately 5 minutes. (Preferably using a mop & bucket).

Step 6: If required, machine scurb using synthetic brushes and/or blue pads.

Step 7: Wet vacuum residue.

Step 8: Thoroughly rinse with warm, clean water to ensure that the surface PH on the flooring is neutral (PH7).

Step 9-10: Wet vacuum, allow to dry.

Step 11-12: Rinse cleaning gear well.


Further Precautions & Helpful Hints

  • Do not mix detergents.
  • Wipe up spills immediately and ensure all oil or grease is removed before you start.
  • Use only approved detergents that do not contain pine oil, and have a PH between 7.5 & 10.
  • Use only the concentrations recommended by the manufacturer.
  • If sudding occurs, add a dash of white vinegar to neutralise.
  • When scrubbing using nylon brushes or blue pads for safety flooring.
  • When rinsing use warm, clean water and clean equipment, replacing water regularly and always use twin compartment  buckets fitted with a ringer.
  • Remove any rubber heel marks with a nylon brush and recommended detergent.
  • Use quality equipment and machines whenever possible.
  • Dirty equipment, particularly mops do not clean - they simply redistribute the dirt.
  • New black rubber fittings may cause brown discolouration - particularly on new floors in strong sunlight. Such fittings can be lacquered to prevent discolouration