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175 to clean tile, stone and grout?

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  1. John Paul

    John Paul Member

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    Anyone use a 175 to clean tile, stone and grout?
    If so, what kind of brush and chemicals do you recommend?
     
  2. PistolPete

    PistolPete Well-Known Member

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    Blue scrub brush rarely. (Like only one job in 100)
    Usually groutmaster does the job. Agitate grout lines if needed using grout brush.
    Spinner at 1000 - 1200 psi @ 150 degrees.
     
  3. Todd the Cleaner

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    Depending on the floor most of the time a 175 will ride on the tile and totally miss the grout. I do occasionally take a 175 & white pad to scrub stone floors.
     
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    According to me "Spinner Hard Surface Cleaner" is best for clean tile, stone and grout. So you can try this one because it has following features:-
    • Make grout and tile cleaner than ever
    • Up to 3,000 PSI of cleaning power
    • Low profile design for hard-to-reach areas
    • Features a 12-inch vacuum cleaning path
     
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  5. Mr.Steamer

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    I use a 175 with black brush head all the time. Use like a doodlebug for edges and extract with shopvac. I know spinners are the cool thing, but my mount can't run one, not enough psi, and I get to use their electricity. I'm sure spinners ARE better and quicker, but a 175 with grout master can do a great job. Getting ready to do a restaurant in a couple weeks and that's how I plan on doing it.
     
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    For those of us who don’t have truck mounts, the Cimex has very nice brushes. And I believe they can be purchased for the CRB
     
  7. Mr.Steamer

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    Yeah crbs do have tile brushes, but I like the weight of the 175.
     
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    The trick with your drier processes like brush rotaries and swing buffers is rinsing - how the heck do you get all that chemical off the floor once you agitate it? So I always recommend when you're doing this, focus on agitation and ease up on chemicals. Use half-strength dilutions when you can get away with it, and have good large-ish wet/dry vac and a supply of fresh water to rinse away as much chem residue as possible. Brushes are great because they'll often do a better job than pads of getting into recessed grout lines - just be careful with super-aggressive brushes (black) on soft stone like limestone and travertine.
     
  9. John Paul

    John Paul Member

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    Any certain brush you recommend? I have a dual speed EDIC scrubbers. What chemical do you use?

    Thanks
     
  10. rob allen

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    With right chemical very little scrubbing needed. But if if it is needed a CRB with blue brushes or an Orbot with its staggered tile and grout brush can't be beat.
     
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    The secret in doing that type of work is to be right behind the man running the floor machine picking up with the wet vac! That’s how we do Mexican Tiles, because they are soooo porous, if you don’t do that it will dry!
     
  13. ACP

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    What do you think about the new green CRB brushes? They used to be the black ones supposedly for hard surface.

    We have the blue and the new green ones, they seem the same I was hoping the green would be really stiff... so they could be used on concrete etc but hardly if at all stiffer than blue
     
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    Sounds like you’re a good candidate for a rotovac 360i with the new style tile n brush head
     
  15. Mr.Steamer

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    Been trying to find a used machine...I don’t want to spend that kind of coin. Old drop 700 on a spinner but my mount doesn’t have the psi to run it effectively, plus my recovery tank is only 50 gallons with no pump out
     
  16. MikeGaure

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    i use blue brush on 175 every tile job and every saltillo jobs always works and digs into the grout
     
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  17. Swani21

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    Blue brush or blue pad?
     
  18. MikeGaure

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    Brush from powerflite
     
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  19. Swani21

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    I'll check that out Thanks! I have the black and white one currently.
     
  20. John Paul

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    WOuldnt happen to have a like to it? Thanks
     

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