Vinyl plank flooring cleaning method?

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@Scott W I've heard good thing about Interlink's version, forgot the name...Help here please.
 

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Then you need to buy your chems from Interlink/Aramsco for Quality products at the right price!

I buy from Burke/Betco & sun belt of which I get phenomenal pricing since I use to work for a Franchise company they honored same pricing markdown they give them. Maybe I should try interlink but never dealt with them so maybe the markdown might not be as good as the others


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That's right not for all LVT I don't trust any label until I have tested the product myself. In the 18+ years I've been doing this and training franchisee's I have come across numerous of products that come and go therefore what might work now; tomorrow there might be a better product that's effective, with less effort & reliable.


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@soyoh what are your thoughts about using a CRB and a Gekko wand at low pressure to rinse, in place of the Betco Genie? Only ask because I don't want to buy a new machine as of now.


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If that's the only tools you have then here is my concern:

CRB works great on those floors it will clean them but over wetting and picking the soil residue it is the problem.

I would do it like this:

1) clean a 4 x 4 area at a time you will cover 16 sq ft per area then increase once you get comfortable I.e. 4x6 or 4 x 8
2) start by vacuuming all the floor
3) mop the floors with a microfiber flat mop use neutral floor cleaner.
4) pre spray with neutral floor cleaner do not over wet
5) Use CRB work same directions as grooves up & down the 4 x 4 area
6) flat mop scrubbed area & proceed to the next area once comfortable then increase area 4 x 6 or 4 x 8

See keep in mind that the CRB runs at 480 rpm and the Genie at 140 means you really need 1 pass with CRB & works great but soil pick up is the real issue with that.

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