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Dave Kitchen 04-02-2009 11:17 AM

Cleaning the Floor
 
It's funny, but, if you have a CrossFit you are not only known as "coach" but you are know as the Janitor!

I have recently converted from an MMA flooring to Black Rubber flooring and it is great for lifting etc... However, it seems to be a bit of a pain to clean.

What do you use to maintain your floor??


THANKS

PS. Not the most exciting topic, but, a relevant one for business.

David Long 04-02-2009 02:22 PM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
Check your manufactures instructions. We use hot soapy water with a little bit of bleach about 3X month. For regular cleaning soapy water. We use

http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_156366...y_duty_reviews (safe link)

it is cheap and lasts forever.

Rolando Ezequiel Martinez 04-02-2009 05:29 PM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
Don't use bleach it will mess up your mats.

Use a blower to blow the dirt and dust out your back door and then use Mr clean febreeze floor cleaner.

Now your box smells awesome and not like a 30 yr old ymca pool.

Tish Traster 04-03-2009 01:52 AM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rolando Ezequiel Martinez (Post 557587)
Don't use bleach it will mess up your mats.

Use a blower to blow the dirt and dust out your back door and then use Mr clean febreeze floor cleaner.

Now your box smells awesome and not like a 30 yr old ymca pool.

Ditto on the blower. However, I do use an industrial mop once a week; adding Odoban to the water. You can buy Odoban at Sams. It's great, no harsh chemicals and does not leave a residue. Bleach eats everything, and will eventually destroy your mats. I'm a small box, 1500sq feet. The mop is super heavy and a great workout. Think I'll buy 5 more and write it into a WOD! LOL

Tish Traster 04-03-2009 01:54 AM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
Oh one more thing. You can't get too OCD over the floor. Assuming you are in industrial space like me, it IS a warehouse. I do not have A/C, to filter out the dust etc. I've never had anyone complain about the floor, but when they do I will remind them of the days we worked out in the park. How about that floor? Dirt, sand, weeds and fire ants!

David Long 04-03-2009 07:43 AM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
We have used 1/3 cup of bleach per 2 gallons of water for the past 3 years and our floors are fine. It isn't every week, or even every mopping. We talked to the manufacturers of the floor before we used anything. I feel that getting the manufacturers recommendation for YOUR flooring is key.

Tish Traster 04-04-2009 02:33 AM

Re: Cleaning the Floor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Long (Post 557910)
We have used 1/3 cup of bleach per 2 gallons of water for the past 3 years and our floors are fine. It isn't every week, or even every mopping. We talked to the manufacturers of the floor before we used anything. I feel that getting the manufacturers recommendation for YOUR flooring is key.

Thanks David! Good to know.


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