Cleaning Textured Hard Floors

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You know the HOST® Dry Extraction Cleaning System is a simple and effective method for deep cleaning carpet anytime without the inconvenience of getting it wet, but HOST can also be used to clean textured hard floors like: grouted tile, LVT, rubber floors, concrete, wood, granite, epoxy coated  floors!     

The HOST System Extracts Dirt Effectively from Textured Hard Floors and Grout

  • The counter-rotating brushes of the Liberator, Freestyle and Reliant machines easily scrub the floor and dislodge dirt and grease.
  • HOST extractorSponges® contains a balanced blend of water, detergents, and natural ingredients that dissolve and absorb the dirt and grease.
  • HOST is safe to use because it does not contain harsh chemicals like bleach or acid and does not emit any noxious fumes.
  • HOST leaves no chemical residue behind to attract dirt and cause rapid resoiling of the floor.
  • Hard-to-reach areas can easily be cleaned using a hand brush.
  • Textured hard floor is left clean and ready for immediate use.

5 Simple Steps for Cleaning Textured Hard Floors

grout brushes1. Place red grout brushes on the HOST Machine. Caution: The red grout brushes should only be used on hard floors, DO NOT use on carpet.



apply host to grout2. Apply a handful of HOST to each square yard. Don’t apply to more than 300 square feet at a time or the HOST may dry out before cleaning is completed.



brushing grout3. Brush with the HOST Machine as you would on the carpet, north and south and then east and west. The more brushing you do, the better the results will be. Success Tip: When using the Liberator on grouted tile, you may want to lock the handle at an angle comfortable to you for easier handling. But, never lock the Liberator handle when cleaning carpet.

4. Cleaning edges and in hard to reach areas is completed easily with a hand brush.




vacuum grout5. After brushing, turn on the vacuum and vacuum the HOST off the floor. If the Reliant is used for cleaning the grouted tile floor, use a regular wet/dry tank vacuum to remove the HOST. The grout will be clean and virtually dry. It may appear slightly darker in color, but it will brighten up within 15-20 minutes as any residual moisture evaporates.

Success Tips:

1. The HOST System works best on unsealed hard floors. If the floor is sealed you may need to strip the sealer off the floor before cleaning.

2. If HOST Cleaner sticks to the grout, it can be removed by scrubbing with a buffer pad or scrub brush and clear water. If hazing occurs it can be removed by damp mopping the floor with clear water