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I have a church I clean carpet & tile for, asking me to clean this floor (mainly the edges). What advice, equipment, and cleaning agents do you recommend? It is a type of rubber I believe.
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I have a church I clean carpet & tile for, asking me to clean this floor (mainly the edges). What advice, equipment, and cleaning agents do you recommend? It is a type of rubber I believe.
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Remington..We clean those just like you would carpet.reduce them Chems by 50% dilution..do a test spot & let dry to check for any hazing, then go for it! No Solvents you'll be fine. Remember that Delimolene is a Slovent',IE: Orange Cleaners
 

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Thanks for the quick response and information!


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Rubber is both pH and abrasive sensitive, if you can find a rubber floor cleaner most of them contain 2% solids to help maintain the finish, and you can use it straight as a finish as well if you don't have a rubber floor finish assuming no idiots put regular floor finish on it. A 175 and a red pad is what we use to clean them.

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Does the red pad get scuff marks off from black street shoes? I was informed to use a neutral and a blue pad....too abrasive?
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We just got asked to do a gym floor that's in the US Armory today! Crazy, he said it was Mondo flooring. I was just going to use my cimex soft pads and steam it with tile wand, would that work you think?


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Sorry I can't help yet with technic, still trying to figure it out myself.
What are you planning to charge for that?


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Well it's Government paying for it so gonna sock it to em :)


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We just got asked to do a gym floor that's in the US Armory today! Crazy, he said it was Mondo flooring. I was just going to use my cimex soft pads and steam it with tile wand, would that work you think?


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Mondo has a specific cleaning requirement. Mt friend has a Gym with 4500 Sqft of it that we do occasionally. If its a reasonably new floor it will not have built up a "patina" yet from continued use. If it has built up the patina, then you do not want to be trying to remove this as its a part of the character of the floor to develop this over time.
What is required is a neutral ph cleaner, they recommend Johnsons stride. A 175 and a red or blue pad only, nothing more.
As the patina develops, the floor becomes easier to clean and a red pad is all thats needed. I guess a cimex will work too.
 

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Mondo has a specific cleaning requirement. Mt friend has a Gym with 4500 Sqft of it that we do occasionally. If its a reasonably new floor it will not have built up a "patina" yet from continued use. If it has built up the patina, then you do not want to be trying to remove this as its a part of the character of the floor to develop this over time.
What is required is a neutral ph cleaner, they recommend Johnsons stride. A 175 and a red or blue pad only, nothing more.
As the patina develops, the floor becomes easier to clean and a red pad is all thats needed. I guess a cimex will work too.

Do you rinse it then? Also does it get black scuff marks from shoes?



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I was told .55-.75 for neutral cleaner, swing machine with blue pad, vacuum up, then mop over to rinse. 6700 sq/ft
So around $4,500does that sound right?



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I was told .55-.75 for neutral cleaner, swing machine with blue pad, vacuum up, then mop over to rinse. 6700 sq/ft
So around $4,500does that sound right?



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Sounds high for a top scrub. But if you can get that. By all means. Who gave you that pricing? And this is not laminate? I just cant tell from the pic. I guess they told you what is was. TBO for that much volume. and to just top scrub and rinse. I would see if a autoscubber could be used. go rent one if you don't have one. Pre spray neutral cleaner ahead of it. fill it with water for rinse.Detail mop behind it. I would do it for about half that unless it was filthy. I am just giving you another cleaners perspective. Cause if they are getting quotes you may have to be more competitive. just some thoughts. Make sure you have a squeegee and a couple mop buckets. Might wanna 175 for areas AS wont reach. I
 

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Do you rinse it then? Also does it get black scuff marks from shoes?



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Yes, I rinsed.
I would have two buckets and do a piece at a time as wide as I could go with a mop. If it dries out its more difficult. Once the patina builds up (it took about 8 months on my friends floor) the scuffs come off with a red pad. Prior to that it needed a blue.
 

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We just got asked to do a gym floor that's in the US Armory today! Crazy, he said it was Mondo flooring. I was just going to use my cimex soft pads and steam it with tile wand, would that work you think?


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I would call Mondo directly and ask about cleaning just to be safe. Here is the link. Hope this helps.
http://www.mondoindoorsport.com/index.cfm?
 
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Here is the info I got. Looking at it, the only thing different from what the flooring person told me was that it is advisable to remove the patina every 2-3 years.
 

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An owner of multiple janitorial supply stores recommended that method, said the auto scrubber just would be a deep enough scrub, the aggression from the 175 is what he recommended. This floor is marked up pretty bad, and this is what was called a DEEP clean for this type if floor.
That's what that guy told me. ...


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At least with the 175 you can tip it a little and beat down on the edge to pull out the worse of the scuffs

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