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Old June 5th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning of rink floors

Anyone else ever see a difference in traction from different floor cleaning machines?
I'm wondering if the detergents might have some bearing on this issue
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Old June 5th, 2017, 05:23 AM   #2
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Our local rink owner is a trained chemical engineer..He uses cheap and nasty floor bleach instead of commercial floor cleaners and his rink is the grippiest in the state.
Uses a very harsh brillo style pad on his scrubber.
Only draw back with the bleach is it discolors your wheels in a few months.

Main issues with most floors is Dust, humidity,and aircons/Evap.
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Old June 5th, 2017, 05:28 AM   #3
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Our local rink owner is a trained chemical engineer..He uses cheap and nasty floor bleach instead of commercial floor cleaners and his rink is the grippiest in the state.
Uses a very harsh brillo style pad on his scrubber.
Only draw back with the bleach is it discolors your wheels in a few months.

Main issues with most floors is Dust, humidity,and aircons/Evap.
Polished teflon skate wheels would grip there
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Old June 6th, 2017, 06:24 AM   #4
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All a floor needs is dust mopped frequently with the ocasional damp mopping.

However, if a place has carpet.... and concessions... god help ya.

Our rink has pretty much static grip. Its not real grippy or slippery. But we dont have carpet here, so the lobby ALWAYS gets mopped.l, which means no oily buildups.

The worst crap I see at rinks is carpet that isnt shampooed once every 2 weeks with the high rate of concessions sales and kids dropping everything, then grinding it into the floor. Popcorn, fried foods, chips, ugh. That crap gets EVERYWHERE. Then you do a hockey stop , and slip like crazy till your wheels cut down through the film on the floor, and you damn near faceplant sideways.....I HATE CARPET.
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