Commercial Cleaning > Manual Scrubbing

Manual Scrubbing


Products: Marbalex® (Cleans all stone floors) and Ceramiclean® (Tile & Grout Cleaner, Non-Acidic)

Procedure for smooth surfaces

For example: Granite, Marble, Ceramic, Terra Cotta, Terrazzo, Agglomerate 

  • Dust mop area.
  • Dilute MARBALEX in a clean bucket at two ounces per one gallon of warm water.
  • Generously apply MARBALEX with a synthetic dust mop and let it set for a minimum of two minutes.
  • Install a soft bristled brush to the bottom of the machine.
  • Use a sideward (left to right) scrubbing motion with one pass in each direction. (Lower=Left/Raise=Right) Immediately extract the solution with a wet/dry vacuum to prevent the soils from settling back onto the surface.
  • Damp mop with MARBALEX using a clean bucket and mop.
  • Proceed with the SCI daily maintenance procedures.

Procedure for rough surfaces:

For example: Flamed Stone and Concrete

  • Follow the above procedures with MARBALEX and increase the dilution ratio to six ounces and use a soft bristled brush.
  • Let it set for three minutes.
  • Scrub the surface with a soft bristled brush.
  • Pick up solution immediately with a wet/dry vacuum.
  • Rinse with MARBALEX if any streaks remain and proceed with daily maintenance procedures.

Procedure for grout cleaning

  • Dilute Ceramiclean at ten ounces per one gallon of water.
  • Mop it on to the surface and let it set for three minutes.
  • Scrub the grout with a soft bristled brush.
  • Pick up the solution with a wet/dry vacuum.
  • Rinse with MARBALEX if necessary.


*If the soil buildup has penetrated deeply inside the stone or grout, apply a poultice and follow the recommended procedures on the label.

Recommendations

  • Immediately pick up the scrubbed solution with a wet/dry vacuum.
  • Never let the solution dry before extracting it.
  • Be sure that the squeegee blades are always cleaned and wiped off after every use.
  • Use warm water to open the pores of the stone.
  • Do not flood the floor surface.
  • Always use clean mops, buckets, pads, and brushes.
  • Replace worn pads, mops, and brushes.
  • For softer stones, consult with an SCI Representative.
  • Scrub 1,000 square feet with a 175 RPM 17" buffer with separate pick-up, 1,000 Square Feet should be scrubbed in 31.20 minutes. (ISSA)

Print a Coupon

Get Coupons

Click here to find out more about coupons and other offers.

 
Get Your Coupons

© Stone Care International. All Rights Reserved.Site MapTerms of UsePrivacySite designed by WiredViews, Inc.