Appropriate Chemical Solution for Cleaning Food Industry Floor

The food industry needs even more careful cleaning than other commercial sectors. The floors are prone to food spills and stains, which can cause a buildup of foul odors and even harmful bacteria. You must treat these floors with products that can handle such an important task.

To achieve this, you’ll need two things - the right floor-cleaning tool, and the right detergent. We have all the detergents and disinfectants to make your job easier, too. So, you can access all the knowledge that we, as experts in cleaning, have amassed over our more than 30 years of experience. 

These are our top 5 picks for an appropriate chemical solution for a food industry floor. 

What Is the Appropriate Chemical Solution for Cleaning a Food Industry Floor? 

Food industry floors must be kept clean and sanitary at all times, to ensure the health and safety of food products processes on site. But what is the appropriate chemical solution for cleaning a food industry floor? We put our years of experience to the test, with our top 5 picks for the food processing industry.   

USOR Unchained Odor & Stain Remover

USOR Unchained Odor & Stain Remover is a powerful cleaning agent and odor remover that tackles even the most stubborn marks and smells. With the added power of Ecocide, Usor Unchained can be used as a booster with your ordinary detergents and rinses.

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Just 8 oz to a gallon of water will rid your floor of any stubborn stains and lingering malodor, replacing it with a subtle, fresh scent. Unfortunately, the food industry attracts stray animals and pests to food waste. Treat these areas where they have got in and soiled the floors, to eradicate germs and odors. 

It can also be used as a pre-spray on the carpets in the office, without fear of damage, even on stain-resistant carpets. It is, however, not recommended for wool carpets or rugs.

Why It’s Great 

  • Removes both human and animal odors and stains
  • Can be used on stain-resistant carpets too
  • Useful as a booster with other detergents
  • Fresh scent to mask lingering foul odors

Who It’s Right For

  • Businesses with a stray animal problem
  • Anyone battling to remove stubborn stains and bad odors

BioPro 10K Enzyme Citrus Prespray

Yet another excellent cleaner that’s also safe to use on office carpets at the food processing plant, BioPro 10K Enzyme Citrus Prespray uses enzymatic power to blast through the dirt. It’s formulated as a carpet prespray, but can also be used as a booster with our other cleaning chemicals. 

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Carpeted and upholstered areas tend to hold on to stale smells far more easily than other floor surfaces. But with the fresh, zesty smell of citrus, any stubborn stale food odors will quickly dissipate. In our experience, citrus is a very effective masking agent for bad odors and will keep the space feeling fresh and airy.

Carpeted areas in restaurant dining sections, or upholstered booths, need even more cleaning attention as tiled floors do. They will harbor dirt, stains, odors, and bacteria even more than smooth surfaces. 

So use BioPro 10 K in combination with any of our boosters or rinses to clean carpets and upholstery on food industry floors.

Why It’s Great 

  • Perfect for carpeted floors and upholstered areas
  • Fresh citrus smell
  • Enzyme-powered cleaning agent
  • Can be used as a booster with other cleaning products

Who It’s Right For

  • People who prefer more natural enzyme-active cleaning products
  • Fans of citrus-fragranced cleaners
  • People with badly stained carpeted or upholstered areas 

Benefect Botanical Decon 30

Many commercial kitchen cleaning chemicals do a great job of general cleaning, but not of deep cleaning and disinfecting. And even when they do, it’s often with harsh elements like bleach. But you can keep your food industry floors and surfaces hygienically clean with Benefect Botanical Decon 30.

chemical concentration cleaning food industry floor

It’s ready to use, pleasantly scented, and best of all, it’s bleach-free! But it covers 1,000–1,200 sq ft and kills over 99.99% of bacteria in 30 seconds! That’s much faster than most other disinfectants on the market today, some of which require up to 10 minutes to do the same job!

And with no synthetic fragrances or dyes, you can safely use it without fears of the common allergic reactions such ingredients can cause. Because it’s so natural, you don’t have to use any personal protective equipment when handling this product. 

Yet it’s powerful enough to target SARS-COV-2, the cause of COVID-19. It’s EPA-approved for this purpose! Because so many people are moving through the food industry at any given time, this is an added protection against the spread of contagious diseases. 

Keeping food industry floors is essential, to pass the strict standards of health inspectors. Don’t risk failing their tests with mediocre cleaning agents. Use this powerful and effective disinfectant and pass any test they throw your way.

Why It’s Great

  • One bottle covers 1,000–1,200 sq ft
  •  Kills over 99.99% of bacteria
  • Gets to work in only 30 seconds
  • Effective against SARS-COV-2
  • No synthetic fragrances or dyes
  • EPA-approved

Who It’s Right For

  • Fans of natural products
  • Anyone who needs a powerful disinfectant
  • People who are sensitive to synthetic ingredients

Grout Master Tile & Grout Cleaner 

The chemicals that clean surfaces and countertops in restaurants and chemicals for cleaning ceiling tiles in restaurants are usually also suitable for the food processing industry. But what do you do when it comes to the floors? 

Thanks to food spills and stains, they are often much dirtier than the counters. So, what is an appropriate chemical solution for cleaning food industry floors that won’t damage the surrounding fixtures?

chemical solution for cleaning food industry floor

Our research indicates that one of the best tile cleaner chemicals for restaurants, good for floors, walls, and even ceilings, is Grout Master Tile & Grout Cleaner

Simply mix 1-2 scoops of this powerful powdered cleaner ( about 1-4 oz)  in a gallon of hot water. Then spray it down on your floor, wait 5-10 mins, and use your floor cleaning tool of choice to clean away all dirt, grease, and grime from tiles and grout.

The Hydro-Force SX-12 tile cleaning tool is an excellent choice to use with this product. It comes with a  TMF Academy Tile, Grout & Stone Online Course with Certification. 

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Why It’s Great 

  • Cleans tiles, grout, and more
  • Effective on ceilings, floors, and counters
  • Economical - 1-4 oz in a gallon of water will do the trick

Who It’s Right For

  • Anyone who struggles to keep tiled floors clean
  • Customers with dirty grout issues
  • Anyone looking for an effective cleaner that won't damage other fixtures

Concrete Master

When you’re cleaning a restaurant kitchen, you’ll find a range of commercial oven-cleaning chemicals and even commercial flat-top grill-cleaning chemicals. But these may not always be suitable for floors, particularly for stone, concrete or tiled floors. 

Concrete Master will clean your concrete and tile floors, and even masonry and brick areas. Containing derivatives of the same surfactants as our GroutMaster cleaner, you know it’s going to power its way through any food stains on your food industry floor. 

4-6 oz per gallon of water is sufficient cleaning power for most surfaces. But for more stubborn stains, you can use 16 oz a gallon. And if the floor has not been cleaned in a while or is exceptionally dirty, you can use up to 32 oz of this product in a gallon.

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Why It’s Great 

  • Works on tile, concrete, and stone floors
  • Can also be used on brick or masonry walls

Who It’s Right For

  • Customers who need a multi-purpose product for various floor and wall surfaces


Floors in the food industry must be kept clean and germ-free. And with the above 5 products, you’re sure to find the appropriate chemical solution for cleaning your food industry floor. 

But we don’t just sell detergents, stain removers, and deodorizers. We also offer a wide range of cleaning tools for every surface, from hard floors to carpets and rugs. Take a look at our selection of products today, and give your floors the best cleaning they’ve ever had.

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