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- Elastic coverings, e.g. PVC, linoleum or rubber (natural or synthetic rubber).
- Various types of stone such as marble, granite or what is referred to as calcareous natural stone e.g. Solnhofen limestone
- Wood, cork and laminate coverings
- Various types of tiles (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain stoneware) and terracotta coverings
- Red: for WCs, urinals and tiles in the surrounding area
- Yellow: for sanitary areas such as wash basins, tiles, shelves, fittings, mirrors, shower cubicles and bathtubs.
- Blue: furnishings and fitments, such as desks, cupboards, cabinets, chairs, bookshelves, heaters, doors etc.
- Green: special areas e.g. cleaning and disinfection in the care sector (healthcare beds), operating theatres or kitchens.
Designates the ability of a coating to improve or fill in small areas of floor "damage".
Ability of a cleaning agent to remove adhering dirt and/or worn care films or other residues damaging to surface appearance with a chemical cleaner.
An aesthetically demanding, highly resilient and easy-care surface produced by surface treatments.
There are different types of floor covering:
Is counted as one of the "polishing waxes" and is available in either liquid or solid form. Floor wax closes the pores and reduces the absorbency of the surface. After further treatment with e.g. a polishing machine it lends surfaces a gleaming appearance.
Substance which prevents the formation of foam or considerably reduces foam persistence.
Liquid foam consists of small gas bubbles separated by walls, which are formed by surfactants usually together with water.
Works up the cleaning liquid into a foam.
Hygiene has a particular meaning in addition to cleanliness. Nowadays it is standard procedure to keep cleaning equipment separated by colour, in order to avoid e.g. a cloth which has previously been used for the toilet then being used for desk cleaning. The following colours are usual in practice for cleaning equipment (non-scratching sponge pads, microfibre cloths, buckets, etc.):
Daily routine cleaner with fragrance.
Free of metal salt
Coatings which integrate without metal ions (e.g. Zn2+ (Zinc ion)) and which are thereby less harmful to the environment.