In addition to our core area „non-slip processing of porcelain stoneware and natural stones“, we focus on efficient cleaning technology in our second core area. In this business area, we offer you highly efficient cleaning pads in addition to cleaning chemicals. The emphasis here is on cleaning, because
Cleaning ≠ Caring
Cleaning is the removal of dirt, care is the deliberate leaving of residues. In a way, cleaning and maintenance are two opposite things. Since residues always negatively affect the anti-slip properties of floor coverings, whether deliberately applied or in the form of dirt, our pads are designed for cleaning. We offer two types of pads – PolyPlusPads and MelaminPlusPads.
Our PolyPlusPadsare made of the finest polyester active fibres, which are many times finer than scrubbing brushes or pads. These fine fibres get into the finest recesses of the floor coverings and can thus clean them out effectively.
Our MelaminPlusPadsare made of melamine resin foam, which has a unique mechanical cleaning effect. Melamine is a very hard plastic in its original form. That is why, for example, camping utensils are made of it. When the melamine resin is foamed, an open spatial structure is created. The melamine hardens at the transitions between the small bubbles and forms the finest razor-sharp ridges. Like millions of microscopic razor blades, these ridges also scrape very adherent dirt from the surface.
We have optimised our pads for different types of cleaning machines. The back material is crucial for good power transmission.
For single-disc machines and scrubber-driers, we equip our pads with a robust scrubber fleece. This material is suitable for all types of traction discs. The hedgehog tips, Velcro hooks or bristles of the traction discs interlock with the scrubbing fleece of our pads and thus transfer the rotary motion of the machines.
Another important function of the backing material is to protect the floor covering and traction discs from damage, should the user forget to replace used pads in time.
For scrubber-driers, in addition to the transmission of force, adhesion to the traction disc is also important. Especially in the case of melamine pads with a large diameter, the pads should adhere to the drive plates when the drive plate of the scrubber-dryer is raised, e.g. when the machine is parked in the cleaning corner. We recommend additionally using the inner hole holder. For this purpose, our MelaminPlusPads for scrubbing machines have a recess in the foam part. This allows the pads to be centred on the drive plate and the inner hole holder fixes the pad until the user replaces it with a new one.
For orbital/exentric machines, we equip our pads with a particularly firm Velcro backing that transfers the high-frequency vibrations of orbital/Exentric machines well to the floor covering. Melamine resin foam can absorb many times its own weight in water. The melamine pads are correspondingly heavy when in use. Due to the rapid changes in direction of the orbital eccentric movement, very high forces occur that the normal scrubbing fleece backing cannot withstand. Another advantage of the high-strength Velcro backing is that it leaves no fibre residue on the Velcro coating of the orbital or eccentric machines.
To reduce the weight of the pads and thus the forces to be transmitted, we produce the MelaminPlusPads for orbital and excentric machines with 15 mm foam height.
There is currently a trend to combine the excellent mechanical cleaning performance of orbital and excentric machines with the advantages of scrubber-driers. As this new type of machine also works with high-frequency vibration, we also recommend using our OE pads with high-strength Velcro backing and 15mm foam height for this purpose.
With optimised backing materials, our pads work on all types of cleaning machines. So you get the best mechanical cleaning performance out of your machine.
With over 3,000 objects walked on and over 5 million square metres of floor area, David Haid is a proven expert in the cleaning of porcelain stoneware floor coverings. As an author in our haid-tec magazine „BODEN-ständig“, he shares his expertise from over 15 years of professional experience with you and provides valuable tips, especially for challenging cleaning projects.
If you have any questions, he will be happy to help you at any time and can be reached via the following channels.