- 1 x Telescopic Mop
- 1 x Velcro Pad
- 2 x High Performance Waffle Microfiber Floor Cloths
The Step back Mopping System is the perfect floor maintenance system for any hard floor. It was designed by Tadgh O’Shea and is owned and patented by Jsk Imports Limited t/a Jsk Eco Cleaning Solutions.
The mop itself is a 170cm Stainless Steel Telescopic Handle with a 30cm aluminium frame which can be extended to the height that suits the individual using it. When not extended it is 100cm which lends to easy and neat storage.
The Waffle Floor cloth is a 38cm x 45cm x 360gsm cloth consisting of high performance microfibre strands woven together to produce the unique waffle floor cloth pattern.
Before looking at how the Step Back Mopping System works it is important to understand why it works, and in order to do so you must examine what you are trying to achieve when mopping a floor.
When mopping any floor the aim should always be to remove any loose soils, dirt , residue’s from the surface before they have the chance to become ingrained. Mopping the floor in this manner will ensure you always receive the desired result, which is to leave your floors free of SSR’s – Streak’s, Smear’s & Residue’s
The Step Back Mopping system achieves this to a perfect standard. The high performance Waffle Floor Cloth will pull up and extract any loose soils from the surface but, most importantly, the microfibres in the cloth will hold this soil on the cloth until the cloth is washed or rinsed out.
This ensures that no soils initially taken up ever return to the floor during the mopping process, thus keeping the floor in optimum condition at all times.
Traditional mopping systems, including steam mops, have one particular weakness and this is the crucial differentiating factor between the Step Back Mopping System and all others. When cleaning the floor whatever is used to carry out the cleaning, be it a microfibre pad, String Mop Head or Strip Mop Head, it will always reach a point where it is completely saturated with dirt/soils/residues
Once this saturation point is reached the equipment simply cannot extract any more loosened soils from the floor, all it can do is push the soils around the floor. When this happens the floor glistens with moisture and gives the illusion of being clean, but when the floor dries it dries with smears on the surface. Soils are left on the floor which ultimately will become ingrained leading to further problems.
No floor surface is deemed to be clean unless it is completely smear free and residue free and this is why the Step Back Mopping System always works.
The clue is in the name – to achieve optimal results using this system you must continuously step the mop frame back down the Waffle Floor Cloth as you clean (See video).
The Step Back Mopping system is a unique concept in that the only segment of the Waffle Floor Cloth that is extracting and holding the loose soils at any given time is the segment under the frame.When this segment becomes saturated with soils simply step the frame back down to the next clean section. The frame can be moved four times on one side of the cloth and then four times on the other side. No soils can fall back to the floor and the optimal result will be achieved.
The Step Back System means one High Performance Waffle Floor Cloth does the work of 8 Microfiber Mop Pads, thus making it not only the most cost effective but also the most results effective mop available on the market today.
Yes the Step Back Mopping System is perfect for use on all hard floors including Tiles, Wood, Vinyl & Laminate.
Yes, the nature of the telescopic mop means that you can extend the handle to a variety of sizes. It can be used for high reach dusting, high reach glass or mirror cleaning, or for cleaning large width windows. It can also be used to clean and wipe down bathroom walls, shower walls and shower cubicles.
Depending on the task at hand you can switch to a specific dusting cloth or glass & mirror cloth where needed.
No, a specific liquid is not required, but we would highly recommend using a neutral pH floor cleaning liquid at all times (such as items available on our own site). The reason for this is that traditional, harsh, aggressive floor cleaners will always leave a minute residue on the floor. It may take a couple of years to build up but in the end the floor will be significantly dulled in comparison to the original bright floor.
Also, depending on how highly alkaline the floor cleaner is, you run the risk of causing detrimental damage either through staining or chemical burning through continuous use.
If you use a neutral floor cleaner you will always clean your floor perfectly and with no hazard risk.
It is important to note that in many cases you can simply use the Step Back Mopping System with water and you will still achieve an excellent result.
€34.95 inc delivery to anywhere in ROI.
The mop handle and frame are made from high quality stainless steel and aluminium, and, if looked after well, will have an infinite shelf life. Even when used commercially 20-30 times a day the mop should last for up to 5 years.
Waffle Floor Cloths can be laundered up to 450 times without losing their effectiveness. For a normal household the life of the cloths tends to be upwards of 3 years. The cloths can be machine washed at up to 60 degrees. They do not always need to be machine washed, depending on the severity of soiling they can be hand washed, rinsed out and left to dry.