Category: CLEANING CHEMICALS

What is Crystallization? – How to Restore your Floor.

HOW TO RESTORE YOUR FLOORS

The best way to restore your floors of any material is by using a scrubber drying machine, however, for some natural hard-stone floors such as Marble, Terrazzo etc requires a process by the name of Crystallization. As multiple methods are available to achieve a natural high-gloss, hard-wearing & resistant floor, we will run you through the strategy which works best for Aqua Blast Systems and what we believe to be most effective.

WHAT IS CRYSTALLIZATION?

Crystallization is the method of restoring natural hard floors, which contain calcium carbonate, back to their pristine conditions. We do this through the method of Karcher High-Shine Crystallisation Powder (RM 775) and a single disc scrubbing machine – It can also be done with a scrubber drying machine without clean & dirty water tanks attached. Although this component is acidic and sounds harsh towards your floors, as long as the application is correct, i.e: calcium carbonate natural floors, you will have no issues in terms of damage. Get in touch if you don’t know the material of your floor and we can help you.

CRYSTALLISATION PREPARATION

With the objectives of a beautiful, smooth & shining floor, preparation must be done. If you feel the necessity for cleaning the floors beforehand, especially if they’re filthy, then proceed to do so as dirt particles can cause issues when re-crystallizing. After you’re confident with the cleanliness of the surface, the next step is (if necessary) to remove any protective coatings, which can be done through deep cleaning chemicals and roller brush scrubber drying machine. Again, if you need support – Feel free to call and we will walk you through the process. Ensure the surface is neutralized as some cleaning detergents are either alkaline or acidic, which could potentially cause a chemical reaction on the floor when crystallizing.

CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS

Now convinced that all the above has been accomplished, you can begin the re-crystallization process. All that’s is needed is a scrubber machine of choice, RM 775 and water. For the best results, use the ratio of 1:4 Water:Powder – 35Grams of powder on average will cover 1m². Once the mix has been created, it should be of a ‘paste’ consistency. Simply just a process of agitating the ‘pastey’ mixture into the surface of the floor until a glossy appearance is revealed.

SO HOW DOES CRYSTALLIZATION WORK?

From the diagram above, if you imagine a floor surface under a microscope:

  • This is the surface structure of an untreated calcium carbonate floor (1)
  • During the treatment, the crystal tips are basically eliminated by the crystallization agent RM 775 powder (2)
  • While agitating paste into the floor, it fills the spores of the surface in (3)

Produces long, hard-wearing floors with the natural glossy look of hard-stones.

What is Karcher RM111?

KARCHER RM111 ASF: PressurePro Machine Protector Advance 2

Karcher RM111 ASF is designed for hot water pressure systems between 60° – 150°C that are supplied with soft water. If purchased along-side your Karcher machine or Pressure Washer which can implement RM111, it is advised to use it from the get-go as it protects against rusting – In the long run, this simple affordable product could cut costs on servicing and maintenance repairs.

WHAT IS KARCHER RM111 ASF?

Effective protection against calcium deposits and corrosion in hot water high-pressure cleaners. Also provides care for the high-pressure pump and protects against black water (corrosion of the heating coil caused by particularly soft water, which is then disposed of out of the lance). Reliably effective in all-water carrying parts, guaranteed to be compliant with the device and easy to separate (ASF).

WHY SHOULD I USE KARCHER RM111 ASF?

Similar to Karcher RM110: This chemical, which is neutral 7pH, is run through your machine in small doses by Karcher’s integrated technology or via an implemented system on your pressure washer to prevent rust from occurring. However, it has other incredible benefits such as protection against Black Water released from the lance, prevents corrosion against heating coil and overall, cares for the machines pump. Therefore, reducing maintenance costs and prolongs the lifetime of the heating coil.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION:

Hot Water High-Pressure Cleaners with Machine Protector Adaptation with Application Temperatures between 60° and 150°C

DOSAGE: 6ml/°dH and m³

Components in Accordance with 648/2004/EC

HOW TO APPLY KARCHER RM111 ASF:

Important Notice: If you apply the dosage yourself, Follow dosage recommendations to avoid any issues. Otherwise, a servicing engineer can set-up the dosage according to your water-hardness.

Remove the screw lid, then insert the bottle into device upside down (head-first) and pierce first-use foil by pushing the bottle down against machine.

MAIN BENEFITS OF KARCHER RM111:

  • Approved protection against calcification for usage in high-pressure cleaners
  • Special components protect against corrosion in the heating coil and all-water bearing parts
  • Free of Phosphates
  • pH Value approximately 7 in the concentrate
  • Especially suitable for use of very soft water (Prevent Rusting)

COMPATIBLE KARCHER MACHINES:

*Remember that Karcher RM110 is Compatible in Any Machine Provided it has System Care Adaption*

What is Karcher RM110?

WHY USE KARCHER RM110?


Orangey Yellow Solution for Calcification.

If you are not aware, Limescale calcification can be catastrophic for hot water systems within pressure washers, causing all sorts of malfunctions and machine break-downs. How do I stop Limescale build-up in my pressure washer? It’s a very simple solution: Karcher RM110.

WHAT IS KARCHER RM110?

Karcher RM110 is a powerful chemical that can be used in any pressure washing hot water system that facilitates a water softener dosing unit. It is an effective anti-limescale solution which can be drip-fed into the water tank, assuming you have a compatible Karcher machine, if not your machine must have a device with system care adaption. If applicable, Aqua Blast Systems recommend purchasing Karcher RM110 along-side your Karcher machine as the Warranty lays in conjunction with Karcher RM110 or Karcher RM111 Chemicals.

WHY USE KARCHER RM110?

Prevents limescale deposits in hot water high-pressure cleaners. The new formula offers improved protection against the build-up of limescale in heater coil systems (up to 150 °C) as well as integral corrosion protection for all HDS machine components that come into contact with water.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION:

Hot Water High-Pressure Cleaners with Machine Protector Adaptation with Application Temperatures between 60° and 150°C

DOSAGE: 6ml/°dH and m³

MAIN BENEFITS OF KARCHER RM110:

  • Produces Cleaner Water for Better Performing Results
  • Prevents Corrosion on Components Exposed and Come in Contact with Water
  • Rapidly Boosts Oil and Water Separation in the Oil Separator
  • Provides High-Level of Performance
  • Free from Any Phosphates

COMPATIBLE KARCHER MACHINES:

*Remember that Karcher RM110 is Compatible in Any Machine Provided it has System Care Adaption*