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How to Maintain & Clean Ecotile

How to Maintain & Clean Ecotile
25/09/2020

Why it’s Important to Keep Your Ecotile Floor Clean First Impressions Last The cleanliness of your businesses interior and exterior floors are often one of the first things existing and potential new customers see when they visit your premises. A customer who sees care and attention to the floors of your business will make a natural association between this and the care and attention you apply to the work you do for them. Equally, dirty, dangerous, unkempt floors can send the opposite message and be very off putting for a customer.

Safety First As a responsible employer it is your duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your employees. Internal and external floors that are unclean can be the cause of serious accidents. General sweeping and mopping of an industrial floor is not sufficient to maintain an acceptable standard of cleanliness and safety for your staff or your customers. Slippery or unclean surfaces can cause trips, slips and falls which can ultimately result in severe injury or an inability to work. At its worst it may result in damage to your personal and business reputation and some very costly law suits.

Floor Lifespan Replacing your industrial floor is an extremely costly exercise and can cause major disruption to productivity. Over time through excess grime and dirt floors can become damaged and unsafe at which time you will have no choice but to replace them. However, by regular specialised industrial cleaning you can extend the lifespan of your Ecotile flooring significantly whilst keeping your employees and customers safe. Furthermore, you will delay the need for the huge disruption and expenditure that comes with replacing industrial flooring.

How to Protect Your Floor From Damage and Dirt Regular, thorough cleaning will improve the lifespan, appearance and the safety of everyone that uses your floor. Other steps you can take include using pads under furniture to prevent scratches and damage to your floor as well as applying load bearing castors to heavier items to prevent indentations. We also recommend using mats at entrances; Waterhog high performance matting can eradicate up to 85% of water from fork lift tyres in addition to trapping debris and dirt so it is not dragged across your floor.

You should mop up any spillages as soon as they occur to avoid slipping and stains. When cleaning your floors daily it is advisable to follow our cleaning reccomendations which you can find attached to this article. These products are specifically made for the maintenance and cleanliness of Ecotile industrial floors.

There are also things you can avoid doing which will assist you in the cleanliness and maintenance of your floor and prevent long term damage. For example, prevent products that are silicone based from coming into contact with your floor as they can prove to be very slippery. This includes products like glass cleaner and furniture polish. In addition, some non Ecotile approved products used for cleaning industrial floors may contain damaging agents that will affect the appearance and performance of your floor.

Heat can also cause severe floor damage so it is best to avoid any hot items coming into contact with your floor such as cigarettes or sparks from welding. That being said, one of the great advantages of the interlocking tile system is that damaged or marked tiles can be lifted and replaced in a matter of minutes. In terms of furniture and appliances, avoid dragging or sliding them across your floor and lift them either manually or with the aid of a forklift wherever possible. If you’re using mats, it is best to avoid anything with a rubber backing or furniture with rubber feet as these are known to cause floor discolouration over time.

Our Recommended Cleaning Schedule For optimum industrial floor cleaning and maintenance it is advisable to implement a regular cleaning schedule using our recommended floor cleaning/sealing products and equipment.

For day to day general floor cleaning, the Dr.Schutz general purpose cleaner is ideal as it repels dirt, is slip resistant and anti static.

For more ‘heavy duty’ cleaning of your industrial floor, Dr.Schutz’ heavy duty floor cleaner is designed to clean and strip any dirt, debris, grease or sealers off your floor without damaging it. This can include things like glue residue, building dirt or residue left from care products.

For more information on  How to Maintain & Clean Ecotile  talk to  Ecotile Flooring Ltd

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