The Great Hall
cleaning resurfaced floor The Great Hall: cleaning resurfaced floor
By Point83702 (Point83702) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit

One of our servers slipped in the kitchen and broke her ankle. In an attempt to remedy such accidents our maintenance had the floor resufaced with a new non-slip surface. I doubt anyone will be falling down soon, but it's been a real pain to clean. It shreds mops and shop-vac attatchments. Any ideas?

By Flattop (Flattop) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:26 am: Edit

Steam cleaner is use can use them on all sorts of surfaces so it would be multifunctional.

By Chefhdan (Chefhdan) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 08:44 am: Edit

Is it a painted surface? or a Textured Tile??

By Point83702 (Point83702) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:27 pm: Edit

It's a painted floor.

By Steve9389 (Steve9389) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 10:16 am: Edit

We toss buckets of cleaning solution across the floor and scrub it with brooms. Then we toss buckets of plain water to rinse, and move it to the drain with squeegees. The brooms and squeegees might last longer on that survace than mops.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 02:16 pm: Edit

Push brooms with the above procedure, also the oil will set in more then in a solid surface.
Actually more work, less accidents!

By Chefhdan (Chefhdan) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:11 am: Edit

My facillities division here is about to apply the same type of agrgegate paint surface to the dishroom. I'm not looking forward to being in a similar situation. One of my previous kitchens had textured non slip quarry tile & it was a huge problem to keep looking clean, because of poor rinsing of dirty mopwater. The client, had more money than Gates, and bought a small sleek floormachine that would apply wash, scrub & suck up the dirty water. The unit was manuverable to use in almost 80% of the kitchen space & eventually paid for itself because it only took one person to clean the entire space as opposed to four. It's a something to consider if it's going to be a labor intensive money pit. I'm planning to have the floor material bonded up the wall at least 12" to 18" and lengthen the high pressure hose in the area so that the area can be flooded out to the drains & then squeeged dry.

By Point83702 (Point83702) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:44 pm: Edit

Chefdan-By any chance do you know a brand name or model for that kind of floor machine?

By Chefhdan (Chefhdan) on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit

It was Tennant I think... $3 to $4 K
Grout hog has a machine that scrubs with a cylinder brush rather than a disc brush. It runs $1 to $2 K but has no pick up.

I wish I could remember the specific unit we got but it was almost 10 years ago. Check with a local commercial cleaning supply vendor & they should be able to fax you some cut sheets on whats available. Maybe the damn things are robotic now & you don't even have to train a dishdog to run it...who knows!!!

By Chef4u (Chef4u) on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit

My brother owns a janitorial service here and they do the maintence on our floors. They use the grout hog that chefhdan is refering to. Tenant make this machine with a vac pickup but is an add on option for 600.00 more which comes with another add on wand to with a small rotator brush on a swival to get under equipment ad ons ad ons jsut a way to expand a line of machinery to ad $$ to the total price but is worth it to get a machine that takes care of the problems associated with safety and cleanliness!!!

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