The texture of non-slip flooring provides the traction you need for safety, but it also means you need to take a different approach to cleaning. Non-slip floors should be cleaned by frequent sweeping with a push broom.
When you need to use clean the floor, be gentle and avoid any soaps that will leave behind a residue. We highly recommend a produce called Eco Clean, a natural citrus biodegradable cleaner.
Sweeping Non-Skid Flooring
Just like you need to floss every day so that germs don’t turn into plaque on your teeth, you need to sweep your non-slip flooring to remove debris before it gets hardened or grimy. In commercial settings, make it a morning or nightly routine to sweep the non-slip areas of your floors. Sweep away debris and clean with Eco Clean.
If you have non-slip flooring at home, such as in a bathroom or on a pool surround, try to sweep at least once a week. More often may be necessary in outdoor areas when there’s dirt or leafy debris sitting around. Some plant matter might leave a sticky grime as it rots.
What Cleaners Can Be Used on Non-Slip Flooring?
We recommend that you avoid some of the obvious answers that come to mind, such as multi-purpose floor cleaners or a dish soap solution.
Many floor cleaners are designed to leave behind a slightly waxy residue that you definitely don’t want to add to non-slip flooring! Soaps and detergents will all leave soap scum on the non-slip grains, too, which will get slippery if not thoroughly rinsed and dried. Here’s what we recommend for cleaning anti-slip floors:
Broom clean daily
Blot to remove spilled liquids
Mop clean with plain water or Eco Clean as needed
Clean with a dense, synthetic fibre broom/microfibre mop (not a traditional style mop) if you have extreme anti-slip flooring
Also, some manufacturers make specific cleaning products for non-slip flooring. These are designed to be used with a sponge mop or disposable mop cloth. If you use these, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions—and first, verify with the company that their product is suitable for your specific type of non-slip flooring.
Non-Slip Flooring Replacement or Refinishing
An old application of non-slip flooring might have lost its resistance due to foot traffic, chemical spills, and weathering. It’s important to replace anti-slip flooring anywhere people depend on it - especially on wheelchair ramps and in places where employees contend with slippery spills.
To find out about concrete floor coatings with custom levels of anti-slip resistance, contact us at Non-Slip Floors Australia in Adelaide.