How to Clean and Maintain your R-Tile Interlocking Flooring System

It is critical that the correct cleaning regime is used to maintain your R-Tek floor surface. If the appropriate cleaning machine is used with the correct cleaning chemical this will ensure that your floor surface will always have a clean appearance, whilst maintaining a safe level slip resistance. 

Cleaning Recommendations for Smooth Textured Surfaces

We highly recommend that a scrubber dryer with the appropriate scrubber dryer detergent and pad is used for the cleaning of all R-Tek floors. We can suggest machines to clean all sizes of floor surfaces. 

It is important that the machine you use has sufficient pad pressure and has good squeezy blade surface contact to produce an efficient clean. It is also important that your floor surface is swept thoroughly before a scrubber dryer is used if you suffer with high volumes of dust, swarf and any other debris. We would suggest the use of a high quality range sweeper, which is ideal for keeping your floors dust free. 

Depending on your requirements, we can also suggest the use of a combination machine, which can both sweep and scrub and dry all in one process. If you do not suffer with dust and debris, then a scrubber drier machine will be adequate. 

We highly recommend the use of floor pads for the successful cleaning of smooth style textured floors. Floor pads are more effective than using scrubbing brushes as the pad makes better surface contact resulting in a better clean. 

Please use the below cleaning pads dependant on floor traffic: 




Please Note: We do not recommend using industrial cleaning pads which include diamond elements as these can damage your R-Tek floor. 

Chemical Cleaning Recommendations

ACTIVE Scrubber Dryer Detergents heavy duty formulation removes even the toughest grease and grime. Low foaming, specially designed for machines with suction driers. Ideal for cleaning large warehouses, retail outlets with heavy footfall, manufacturing locations, garages etc. rapid grease cutting ensures only one pass of the machine is required. 

It is critical that the correct chemical is used, as if an inferior chemical is used this may not remove all dirt and grease required, resulting in a dirty floor, which may also cause slip resistance issues. We recommend “Scrubber Dryer Detergent” (or similar) please see details attached. 

Recommended Chemical Dilution For heavy duty scrubbing dilute 1 part to 10 parts hot water For maintenance cleaning dilute 1 part to 80 parts hot or cold water 

Using the correct machine size

It is critical to choose the correct size of machine for your environment. There are machines to suit all sizes of floor surfaces, from 50m2 to 50,000m2. 

We can arrange a referral to cleaning and maintenance companies, who can advise regarding the correct size of the machine and cleaning schedule for your floor surfaces. If the cleaning schedule is followed, your R-Tek floor will remain clean and slip-free.

Video cleaning guides can be found on our Youtube Channel.