Cleaning & Maintenance of the R-Tile interlocking floor system
Introduction to keeping the R-Tile interlocking floor clean
To keep your floor looking pristine it is important to put a simple cleaning and maintenance programme into place. This cleaning regime will depend on the usage that your floor will experience. It can be broken down into 3 different categories.
It is critical that the correct cleaning regime is used to maintain your R-TEK floor surface. If the appropriate cleaning machine is used with the correct cleaning chemical this will ensure that your floor surface will always have a clean appearance, whilst maintaining a safe level slip resistance. We highly recommend that a scrubber dryer with the appropriate scrubber dryer detergent and pad is used for the cleaning of all R-TEK floors. We can suggest machines to clean all sizes of floor surfaces. It is important that the machine you use has sufficient pad pressure and has good flexible blade surface contact to produce an efficient clean. It is also important that your floor surface is swept thoroughly before a scrubber dryer is used if you suffer with high volumes of dust, swarf and any other debris. We would suggest the use of a high-quality range sweeper, which is ideal for keeping your floors dust free. Depending on your requirements, we can also suggest the use of a combination machine, which can both sweep and scrub and dry all in one process. If you do not suffer with dust and debris, then a scrubber drier machine will be adequate.
We highly recommend the use of floor pads for the successful cleaning of smooth style textured floors.Floor pads are more effective than using scrubbing brushes as the pad makes better surface contact resulting in a better clean. Please use the below cleaning pads dependant on floor traffic:
- RED PAD - Light duty cleaning and maintenance
- BLUE PAD - Medium cleaning and maintenance
- GREEN PAD - Heavy cleaning and maintenance
- BLACK PAD - Heavy cleaning and deep cleaning
CORRECT SIZE OF MACHINE
It is critical to choose the correct size of machine for your environment. There are machines to suit all sizes of floor surfaces, from 50m2 to 50,000m2 If the cleaning schedule is followed, your R-TEK floor will remain clean and slip free. ROUTINE CLEANING We recommend the green pad as it is quite aggressive. Instead of the red & blue pads we recommend an all-round green textured floor maintenance pad which is more suited to the R-Tile flooring, more lasting and more effective. CHEMICAL RECOMMENDATION
ACTIVE Scrubber Dryer Detergents heavy duty formulation removes even the toughest grease and grime. Low foaming, specially designed for machines with suction driers. Ideal for cleaning large warehouses, retail outlets with heavy footfall, manufacturing locations, garages etc. rapid grease cutting ensures only one pass of the machine is required. It is critical that the correct chemical is used, as if an inferior chemical is used this may not remove all dirt and grease required, resulting in a dirty floor, which may also cause slip resistance issues. We would recommend Equalizer Neutral Detergent which is low foaming non-rinse floor cleaner. It can be used with scrubber dryers and on all types of flooring. It leaves no residue.
For Heavy Duty Scrubbing 50 to 1 For Maintenance Cleaning 100 to 1 The correct chemical combined with the correct cleaning pads would result in less chemical usage and cleaner floors.