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Basic cleaning of a rubber non-slip floor with a compact scrubber drier. A rubber non-slip floor before and after basic cleaning. wooden scraper or a razor blade. Then the coarse dirt and dust not higher than 10.5, should be removed with a sweeper or vacuum sweeper. A final Overly abrasive pads (black) or brushes may not be used on pass with a powerful vacuum is advised. either. Start by applying the basic cleaner section by section with a slow- If heavy usage of the floor makes in-depth care or even recoating moving single disk scrubber at 180 rpm or a compact scrubber indispensable to provide adequate protection, do not use self- with a front roller brush. If using a stripper, let it soak for about shining emulsions that can form a highly resistant, metal ten minutes to effectively dissolve or ‘crack’ any separation layers, crosslinked protective films. This film does not adapt to the floor’s old covering residues or cleanser film. Here, it is important to own mechanical resistance and will eventually crack. In addi- prevent the stripping solution from drying. Depending on the tion, it will be extremely hard to remove with the next basic layers that have to be stripped off, a typical application uses a 10 cleaning. to 50 percent solution. This is especially true of elastomer coverings with a non-slip While the product is soaking, either scrub the area in overlapping texture, but also for linoleum flooring. circular passes with a single disk machine using a green medium For in-depth care and refinishing, only use products that create a hardness pad, or with a scrubber drier fitted with a front roller soft film and will absorb the flooring’s vibrations. These products brush and green rollers in a criss-cross pattern. It may be necessary are also much easier to polish. With PVC flooring, on the other to reapply more stripper. When the stripped residue has been hand, using a metal-crosslinked care film does not pose any completely removed, the waste water can be vacuumed off the floor problems. or removed with a scrubber drier pass. This method is especially effective with textured floorings. The next step is to rinse the floor covering with clear water until a pH of at least 8.,5 is reached (this can be verified with a pH Recommend testing strip). Rinse either with a wet mop followed by vacuuming, or running a few passes with the scrubber drier and clear water using the single pass method. The important thing is to make sure that all residual moisture is mopped up. And don’t forget the spots under the radiators. Generally, the idea is to let the floor dry completely before applying the care product or refinishing the floor. Otherwise, there is a risk to one of your colleagues, of spots forming due to residual moisture. This in turn would prevent the product from adhering to the flooring. canvass a new subscriber and watch for The main aspects to keep in mind are that your free present on Elastomer floorings are generally left uncoated, www.rationell-reinigen.de/aboshop Linoleum should only be stripped with a product that has a pH GLOBAL CLEANING | April 2014   23


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