The 8 tips for supermarket cleaning

Cleanliness in the supermarket has a decisive influence on the well-being of customers. Often customers are not even aware of why you have a positive shopping experience – but negative things are immediately noticeable and stick in their mind.

With these 8 tips for cleaning a supermarket you will achieve an excellent cleaning result.


Tip 1: Do not use soapy all-purpose cleaners

The wrong cleaning agent does more harm than good when cleaning the supermarket. Especially layer-forming cleaning agents quickly make porcelain stoneware floor coverings slippery and unsightly.

In this post you will learn what a cleaning agent has to do and what makes haid-tec® fine stoneware cleaner so special.

Tip 2: Equip your cleaning machine with MelaminPlusPads or PolyPlusPads

Even the best cleaning machine with the wrong equipment will only achieve unsatisfactory cleaning results. It is particularly important not to use pads with abrasive particles, as these will damage the floor covering in the long run.

In this article you will learn why you will achieve better cleaning results with the right pads.

Tip 3: Dose your detergent to suit your water hardness

As with the washing machine at home, detergent should also be dosed according to the hardness of the water. In the washing machine, the limescale contained in the water clogs the heating elements and leads to increased electricity consumption. But limescale also accumulates on the porcelain stoneware surface if it is underdosed and leads to greying. In addition, the active cleaning ingredients are less effective in hard water.

Tip 4: Fill up your cleaning machine with fresh fuel

Detergents degrade over time and lose their effect. In addition, the gel-like degradation products can clog hoses and filters of the cleaning machine and are nutrients for algae and bacteria growth. This poses a hygiene problem and can leave a slippery lubricating film.

Tip 5: Make haste

If the cleaning machine is driven too fast, the cleaning result will suffer considerably. You will achieve a better cleaning result if you drive the floor covering slowly once than if you drive the same area quickly two or three times, as this allows the cleaning agent to act longer.

Tip 6: Use microfibre mops for hand wiping

Good mechanics should also be used for manual cleaning. Unlike cotton mops, microfibre mops with their fine fibres get into the microscopic recesses of the porcelain stoneware surface much better. They can also absorb many times their own weight in water and dirt.

Tip 7: Keep your tools clean and in good condition

A dirty and smelly cleaning machine not only makes a bad impression on the customer. At the latest when it trails a foul-smelling cloud behind it, it also becomes a hygienic concern. Before each use of the cleaning machine, the condition of the pads and the suction unit should be checked. If pads are worn, they must be replaced. The rubber lip can be turned if necessary. This is important so that the dirty water can be extracted from the machine as completely as possible and the floor covering can be walked on again immediately. After using the machine, the dirty water tank must be completely emptied and rinsed out. The lid of the dirty water tank should remain unclosed, as otherwise particularly foul-smelling rotting bacteria can develop in the absence of oxygen. The machine should be fully recharged after prolonged use – intermediate charges place a heavy load on the batteries and considerably reduce their service life.

Of course, cleaning cloths and mop covers should also always be available in sufficient numbers and washed after use at at least 60 degrees.

Tip 8: Organise the cleaning and coordinate with each other

Nothing is more ineffective than doing cleaning work twice just because you haven’t agreed on it beforehand. If the fruit and vegetable department is always restocked in the morning at a certain time and a lot of dirt accumulates, it obviously makes little sense to clean these areas beforehand.

For other areas with a lot of dirt, it often makes sense to clean them outside opening hours – e.g. the entrance area and the checkout area should be cleaned before the shop opens so that the floor is completely dry before customers walk on it.


If you take these 8 tips into account, in our experience nothing will stand in the way of your cleaning success. We hope that we have been able to help you. If you continue to have problems with cleaning your floor, please feel free to contact us without obligation.

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