How to clean industrial floors

By on Feb 4, 2016 in Industrial Flooring | 0 comments

Industrial floors need more than a quick blast with a vacuum to rid you of the stains and marks left over by the heavy footfall and debris they deal with on a daily basis – this is obvious. There are different types of flooring that are used in an industrial setting – but concrete is certainly the most popular. Here we take a look at cleaning processes for industrial flooring to give you an idea of what’s involved.


The problems with keeping floors clean

Concrete is a popular choice of floor especially in factories. The issues you can come across when trying to keep it clean is the uneven surface meaning the normal mop and bucket will not suffice in this instance. In addition to this, it can be difficult to find the right time to perform a complete clean – especially if you have very little downtime in terms of operations.


Choose your cleaning equipment, or cleaning company carefully

A good option for concrete floors is the ‘scrubber’ – a machine that essentially does what is says on the tin – scrubs the concrete floor clean. As the areas are normally larger with concrete, it can be worth investing in a ride on version to get the job done quicker. When choosing a scrubbing machine, however, you need to ensure the machine has product dispenser and a drying function to ensure the floor is not left wet which could lead to accidents in the workplace. Before using the machine, sweep or use an industrial hoover to ensure there is no loose debris and when using the machine, ensure the pads are suitable for concrete floors. Work the machine across the floor and try not to allow traffic in the area during cleaning – if it can be done last thing of the day, that would be your preferred option. There are several companies out there that would be happy to complete the job for you if you’re unsure whether your staff are up to it – but do get a few quotes and look carefully into the company you choose to do this for you – industrial flooring can be an expensive thing to replace. Once your flooring has been cleaned, it’s a good idea to have a good look over, to check there’s no damage that needs fixing.


In conclusion, choosing the right method depends on condition of the floor and what work is performed in your industrial setting. Keep up with the maintenance and regularly re-coat your industrial flooring to ensure that your floor is protected at all times from the heavy wear, as this should also make cleaning your floors a little easier.

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