Correct and thorough cleaning is an essential part of floor maintenance to ensure your safety flooring is kept safe and clean throughout its life. Providing a clean and hygienic environment is one thing, but effective cleaning also has a vital role to play in ensuring your safety floor continues to perform to the expected standards.
The surface profile of a safety floor ensures that foot and floor connect even when surface contaminants are present. Kept clean, the surface aggregates are of sufficient size and number to break through the contaminants thereby reducing the risk of a slip to one in a million. If incorrect cleaning procedures are followed, a hazardous level of dirt and contaminant build-up can accumulate on the surface of the flooring, potentially increasing the risk of a slip to as high as one in two.
Let’s face it, you wouldn’t just rinse a dirty plate then put it back in the cupboard but the good news is, like doing the washing-up, effective safety floor cleaning is a straightforward process. Altro developed some top tips to help you establish your own cleaning regime, or to enable you to offer guidance to your customers, keeping their flooring as safe and attractive as the day you laid it.
Altro also have step-by-step guides to mechanical, manual and steam cleaning, available to download below.