Chapter 2: Initial Cleaning Preparation of a Newly Laid Floor

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INTRODUCTION

Cleaning as a whole is not just about knowing the right products and solutions. What is even more important is that we truly understand the type of surface that needs cleaning and catering to the criteria and sensitivity of each surface goes a long way in ensuring that cleaning products, methods and solutions works effectively. As such, we at Blondal Stada acknowledge the importance of delivering the right information and knowledge about the types of flooring available and would like to place emphasis on these crucial information that would salvage the form and functions of each types of floorings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

TYPES OF FLOORING

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Initial Cleaning of Linoleum

  1. Remove loose dust and dirt by dry mopping or vacuuming. Mops with silicon coatings should not be used as these can result in surface damage, cracking or powdering after the floor has been treated with polish.
  2. Apply sufficient cleaning liquid to ensure that it will not dry up until after the completion of stages 3 and 4.
  3. Scrub the floor with a scrubber fitted with a green or blue pad. Areas that cannot be reached with a machine must be scrubbed by hand.
  4. Pick up the remaining water with a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
  5. Rinse the floor carefully, at least twice, with clean water to remove the detergent residue. Always use clean swabs, and make sure that no residue remains in the bucket.

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Initial Cleaning of Marble, Limestone and Terrazzo

  1. Remove loose dust and dirt by dry mopping or vacuuming.
  2. Mop or scrub the floor 1-2 times using a neutral based solution of liquid soap diluted in water. Scrubbers should be fitted with fibre brushes or white pads.
  3. Pick up the remainder neutral based solution with a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
  4. Give the floor a further rinse with the neutral based solution.
  5. Pick up the remainder neutral based solution with a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
  6. Moist mop the floor to remove the stripes left after vacuuming.

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Initial Cleaning of Slate and Granite

  1. Remove loose dust and dirt by dry mopping or vacuuming.
  2. Apply generous amount of cleaning liquid.
  3. Scrub the floor using a scrubber fitted with a red pad. For larger areas, use a scrubber-drier.
  4. Pick up the remaining water with a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
  5. Moist mop the floor to remove the stripes left after vacuuming.

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Initial Cleaning of Vinyl and PVC

  1. Remove loose dust and dirt by dry mopping or vacuuming. Mops with silicon coatings should not be used as these can result in surface damage, cracking or powdering after the floor has been treated with polish.
  2. Apply sufficient cleaning liquid to ensure that it will not dry up until after the completion of stages 3 and 4.
  3. Scrub the floor with a scrubber fitted with a green or blue pad. Areas that cannot be reached with a machine must be scrubbed by hand.
  4. Pick up the remaining water with a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
  5. Rinse the floor carefully at least twice, with clean water to remove detergent residue. To neutralize any remaining alkaline liquid, add a little vinegar (0.05 litre) to the final rinse.

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