Meeting the challenge of keeping floors clean

15th of November 2017

What types of floors pose the toughest challenges for cleaners? And what makes them particularly difficult to clean? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Floor cleaning is a task unlike any other. Floors can be made of anything from concrete to wood and marble to linoleum. And the material used to make the floor will have a major impact on the cleaning

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Time to bin the bulk soap?

15th of November 2017
Time to bin the bulk soap?

Refillable soap dispensers are still a popular choice for organisations across many sectors, but they could be spreading more bacteria than they prevent. Paul Jakeway, marketing director at skin care expert Deb, looks at why sealed cartridge dispensers could offer a safer, more hygienic and more cost-effective solution.

For anyone who can

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Dispenser downers

14th of November 2017
Dispenser downers

A dispenser has one job – to provide the washroom visitor with its contents. So how can it fail? We ask manufacturers about epic dispenser fails and how these can be avoided with today’s sophisticated products.

It is hardly rocket science. All a washroom dispenser has to do is to provide visitors with access to essential soap and

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Evolving mat make-up

19th of September 2017
Evolving mat make-up

New materials are constantly being introduced into mats to add a specialist function or simply to improve their absorbency, appearance or sustainability. Ann Laffeaty looks at the changing face of mat make-up.

A mat used to be simply somewhere for us to wipe our feet. But mats are becoming more sophisticated all the time and many now offer other

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Battling washroom bacteria

18th of September 2017
Battling washroom bacteria

Washrooms in hospital environments can prove to be especially virulent breeding grounds for bacteria, which is why taking a stringent approach to purchase and maintenance of fixtures and fittings is key. Here Jeff Williams, category manager for commercial product at sanitaryware specialist Armitage Shanks, outlines the steps hospitals and other

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Kicking the bucket

15th of September 2017
Kicking the bucket

Early mopping systems used to consist of an unwieldy mop and a heavy metal bucket. How far has the cleaning industry moved on from those days asks Ann Laffeaty?

The clanking sound of a metal bucket used to be the soundtrack to any cleaning operation. In fact the ubiquitous mop and bucket were the main tools of the floor-cleaning trade for

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