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Old 02-07-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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Re: Keeping the mats clean

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Prior to having anyone workout on them, we used a sealer.
I put down 3 coats - the first 2 with a mop, then I got smart and used a roller.
Now I use a vacuum to get up te bits of chalk and dirt that people track in, and then I mop with warm water and an anti-bacterial soap.
No big deal - takes about an hour to thoroughly vacuum and mop at the end of the night.
Hi Sean,
What sealant did you use?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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Re: Keeping the mats clean

It is made by "Tough Guy" and has a solids content about 18%.
Not sure if it has a name other than the product number: 2CYG8
I buy it from Grainger.
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http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/TOU...YG8?Pid=search

It was recommended by the guys who put in our floor (rolled mats). They actually said to run a couple coats before we had anyone work out on it, then do it again each month.

It runs about $100 for 5 gallons. The 5 gallon container says it covers 2000 square feet, but I had no problem getting one container to cover 3000 square feet using a roller.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
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Can you give examples of what brand cleaner you use? I typically use simple green or just something like dawn dish detergent. Anyone have good luck with a specific cleaner?
There was another thread about stall mat odor where Bill Henniger recommended Betco cleaner for the mats. (wfs)
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:57 AM   #14
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Thanks Chris!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #15
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Re: Keeping the mats clean


We've switched to Zogics for all our supplies. We were using Pine Sol, bleach, Simple Green and a bunch of other soaps, cleaners and wipes in our gyms. With 3 locations...we buy a lot of product! Check out http://zogics.com/
Awesome customer service! This really is a business that strives to make the best deals they can, and they work hard to makes sure their customers are satisfied. Great start up packages for every size box too.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #16
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Re: Keeping the mats clean


FYI....I mentioned to the folks at Zogics that I posted on here about them and they sent me this:

"Thanks so much for your post on our Facebook page, and for helping us spread the word!
To say thanks, we set up a 10% off coupon code good through the end of the month that you can use and share with others on the CrossFit forum. The code is CROSSFIT and it will take 10% off all of our gym wipe products.
Thanks again. We really appreciate it!"

I repeat....awesome company to do business with!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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Re: Keeping the mats clean

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We've switched to Zogics for all our supplies. We were using Pine Sol, bleach, Simple Green and a bunch of other soaps, cleaners and wipes in our gyms. With 3 locations...we buy a lot of product! Check out http://zogics.com/
Awesome customer service! This really is a business that strives to make the best deals they can, and they work hard to makes sure their customers are satisfied. Great start up packages for every size box too.
I hope you're using all those cleaning products individually. Mixing chemicals can produce some pretty hazardous fumes.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:15 AM   #18
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Re: Keeping the mats clean

Joe,

Which Windsor machine do you have? The Pivot, Blade, Compact? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #19
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Joe,

Which Windsor machine do you have? The Pivot, Blade, Compact? Thanks in advance.
I have the Windsor Clipper.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #20
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Re: Keeping the mats clean

We have a simple process. We ask people to wipe up their excessive sweat, that's usually just a couple of the guys. Then we vacuum the mats with a shop vac. The really bad spots we spray with a garden pump sprayer using simply green and water. This is scrubbed with a stiff scrub brush and the water/soap vacuumed up with the shop vac.
It works great.
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