The Ultimate Rubber Gym Flooring Care Guide: Steps to a Cleaner, Safer Workout Environment

Author: Sports Floor Australia  Date Posted:7 December 2023 

Gym Floor Cleaning with CT5 Floor Scrubber

Your rubber gym flooring is not just an investment in durability but also in the safety and hygiene of your workout space. Regular cleaning is essential to maintain its integrity and ensure a clean, welcoming environment for your members fitness routine. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively clean and maintain your rubber gym flooring.

Why Cleaning Matters: Rubber gym flooring can accumulate dirt, sweat, and bacteria over time, compromising its slip resistance and overall performance. Regular cleaning not only preserves the aesthetic appeal but also extends the lifespan of your flooring.

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Vacuum Cleaner
  2. Mild pH-neutral Cleaner
  3. Mop
  4. Bucket
  5. Soft-bristle Brush
  6. Towels or Microfiber Cloths
  7. 3-in-1 Floor Scrubber - Optional

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process:

  1. Prep the Area: Begin by removing any loose debris with a vacuum cleaner. This prevents scratching during the cleaning process.

  2. Choose the Right Cleaner: Opt for a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for rubber surfaces. Avoid harsh chemicals, as they can damage the rubber over time. We highly recommend Organic Concentrate Floor Cleaner

  3. Dilute the Cleaner: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for diluting the cleaner in a bucket of water. A mild solution is usually sufficient for routine cleaning.

  4. Mop the Floor: Dip your mop into the cleaning solution and wring out excess water. Mop the rubber flooring, paying extra attention to high-traffic areas and spots with visible stains.

  5. Spot Cleaning: For stubborn stains, use a soft-bristle brush to gently scrub the affected area. Be cautious not to use abrasive brushes that could damage the rubber surface.

  6. Rinse and Dry: Rinse the mop thoroughly and go over the floor with clean water to remove any residue. Dry the rubber flooring with towels or microfiber cloths to prevent slipping hazards.

Additional Tips:

  • Regular Inspections: Periodically inspect your rubber flooring for any signs of damage or wear. Addressing issues promptly can prevent more extensive damage.

  • Avoid Oil-Based Cleaners: Steer clear of oil-based cleaners, as they can leave a slippery residue on the rubber surface.

  • Use Gym Wipes: Keep gym wipes handy for quick cleanups after workouts, especially in high-touch areas.

  • Get a 3-in-1 Floor Scrubber: For a deeper clean that trumps regular floor vacuuming and mopping, try our CT5 Floor Scrubber which Vacuums, Scrub Washes and Drys your gym floor all in one pass saving time and money in the long run and gets you a way deeper clean than the standard mop.

By incorporating these simple cleaning practices into your routine, you'll ensure that your rubber gym flooring remains in top condition, providing a safe and comfortable space for your fitness centre. Remember, a clean gym is a happy and healthy gym!

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