How would you clean this?

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  1. jwfoulk12
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    This is LVT by Earthwerks with an Epoxy grout. My concern is to much moisture when using a spinner or hard surface wand. Any input is appreciated.
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    Spin away.

    I don't think you'll have a problem...
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    If you do have a concern and are going to spin away, spend more time on agitation and dwell.

    Then spin with as low pressure as possible and no heat.

    I would also ask the customer if they ever used a Mop n' Glo type product, or test for it.
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    This is in a sports bar and has only been down about 8 months.
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    Flex, soft brush, squeegee and mop you way to freedom.

    35 cents/foot.
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    Is is ceramic or is that interlocking system?
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    CRB and 300 psi from your hard surface wand

    200 feet at a time.
    Speed dry.
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    What are you cleaning with/product...spraying down?
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    Read their maintenance page.
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    I did. It says to use their proprietary cleaning product...homeowner BS so... that's not going to happen. Thinking it's a neutral cleaning product but thought maybe you guys cleaning LVT everyday could tell me effective product to use.
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    I think the most important part of that page is that they seem to be concerned about the amount of water used and left on their product. I think any flooring cleaner from neutral to a mild alkaline maybe up to 10 ph would be acceptable as long as it doesn't dwell too long. A hard surface tool with low pressure will probably work well. A spinner needs a lot of pressure to make it spin so I don't think that would be my first choice. My rotowash machine or Coasties dp420 would work great as it picks up the moisture immediately.
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    And Bob, you may use my machine for the low low price of $19.99!

    But wait! There's more! Haha

    A spritz of solution. 175 with red or white pad and a spin mop to recover slops would do nicely, too.
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    I think I need a Dirt Dragon for all the hardwood cleaning in Texas...would you think your rotowash machine would work well for hardwood? Dirt Dragon on LVT? Or just red pad or CRB and extract with hard surface tool?
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    I have never used my machine on hardwood yet but I think it would do fine. I was using it to clean some cgd last night in a doctors office and ran it into their bathroom (vct) as it was a mess. The machines dispenses, brushes and picks up the solution immediately. I was impressed by how dry it left it. I will probably try it on my own laminate floors first to see how it goes. It's not the rotowash actually, it's the powr-flite multiwash.
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    Hit them for the vct Ron. Value added.
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    Ron, you'll find that the Multiwash cleans hardwood unbelievably well if you go with the grain. What comes up looks like dark grey paint, but the brush scrubs right into the cracks and tiny spots that a 175 would skip over. I follow up with a (nearly dry) microfiber spin mop.
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    You absolutely have to get into the cracks and clean 'em real good. Smells a bit off if you don't.:biggrin:
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    Low psi and low overall water down on floor, a crb for a light stubbing if warranted, and a low psi rinse followed by studebakers- as many as you have.

    Don't do 1000 sqft areas a a time, stick to what you can do in 15 minutes or so.

    The warranty basically has no protection for the end user and clearly states if something goes wrong it was more than likely your fault.
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