Essential Floor Cleaning Products

Monday, 15 December 2014  |  Makro

In any workplace - whether it's a shop, a factory, a hotel or a hospital - keeping the floors clean is important. It's really a question of basic hygiene and it sends out a clear message - if you can't keep your floors properly clean, it suggests standards in other areas might be somewhat less than exacting. It should also be noted that employers have a duty to ensure that the workplace is as hygienic as possible.Hand Washing There are various regulations relating to workplace health and safety, and employers are legally obliged to ensure that good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are met within the workplace. Keeping the floors clean is, therefore, a requirement.

There are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to keep workplace floors clean. Firstly, it's important that everyone knows their responsibilities - everyone can do their bit to keep the floors in reasonably good condition, in spite of everyday wear and tear. But to keep those floors clean, you'll need to make sure you've got the right tools at your disposal. Here, then, are just a few of the essentials you'll need in order to keep those workplace floors spick and span.


First and foremost, it's no good trying to keep your workplace floors clean unless you've got a quality disinfectant - such as CleanPro+ Detergent, Disinfectant and Multipurpose Sanitiser - to hand. When you're selecting a disinfectant, of course, you'll need to make sure that you choose one that's right for your particular workplace. Depending on the nature of your workplace, you might need to choose a particularly strong disinfectant - stronger disinfectants are likely to be required in hospitals and clinics, for example. Make sure you check the label properly before you buy a particular disinfectant. It might also be a good idea to take a look at a few reviews online to help you get a better idea of which disinfectant is best suited to your needs.

Disinfectant can be used to help clean a wide range of different surfaces - including floors, toilets, sinks, drains, counters and more besides.

Floor wipes

It also helps to keep a generous supply of floor wipes to hand. Floor wipes such as Dettol Complete Multi Action Floor Wipes are always handy when it comes to cleaning floors. It's important to remember that germs can accumulate on stained surfaces, which is why they need to be cleaned properly and quickly. It should go without saying that stains are commonplace in just about every type of workplace, and that they're unhygienic as well as unpleasant to look at. Floor wipes are versatile and efficient at removing a wide range of different stains - whether it's soap scum, spilled food and drink or stubborn grease. They also leave behind a pleasant fragrance once the stain has been removed.

Carpet cleaning solution

Another essential element in any floor cleaning kit is a good carpet cleaning solution. Removing stubborn stains from carpet can be a challenge at the best of times, but getting them out of workplace carpets can be even harder because of the wear and tear they're subjected to. Plus, so much human traffic passes along workplace carpets, they're likely to acquire plenty of stains.

A good carpet cleaner can remove engrained dirt and stains from carpet and upholstery gently but effectively, leaving the fabric looking almost as good as new. This makes the whole rigmarole of removing stains that much easier, saving you any unnecessary time or effort. There are, however, different types of carpet cleaner suitable for different types of equipment. If you're using hot water extraction equipment, then CleanPro+ Carpet Cleaner for Extraction Cleaning could be just right for you.

Floor cleaner

Don't get to work cleaning your workplace flooring unless you've got a quality floor cleaner at your side. One such floor cleaner is CleanPro+ Floor Gel Lemon or CleanPro+ Floor Cleaner & Maintainer Concentrate - sure to leave a wide variety of surfaces totally spotless. Applying floor cleaner is easy, but you need to make sure you follow the instructions on the bottle carefully. You shouldn't need to use too much cleaner to achieve good results - just use enough so that it suds up a little. It's worth bearing in mind that using too much floor cleaner may actually prove counterproductive, leaving lasting damage. However, careful use of floor cleaner can produce excellent results.

Steam cleaner

It's also well worth keeping a steam cleaner handy to help you keep up with floor maintenance. Investing in a steam cleaner - such as the Vax Bare Floor Pro Steam Cleaner - is certainly worthwhile as it'll help take much of the stress out of keeping your floor clean. Steam cleaners can be used on a variety of floor surfaces, including carpet, tile and some types of hardwood flooring. However, it's always wise to check the instructions carefully before deploying your steam cleaner on your floors. Steam cleaning can nevertheless make it easier to remove dust, dirt, stubborn stains and potential allergens.