Raimondi Sweepex Large Format ‘Easy Lock’ Sponge Float With or Without Cuts (170 x 340)
The Raimondi Large Format ‘Easy-Lock’ Sponge Float with handle has a quick change system that is designed for easy replacement and exchange of sponges. Perfect for use with either the Pulirapid Washboy or the Smart Bucket Washboy.
These highly absorbent sponge floats are designed to clean grout from tiles or paving slabs, quickly and efficiently leaving perfect smooth and clean surfaces.
- Dimensions: 170 x 340 x 40mm
- Variations: Order with or without cuts
- Weight: 300 grams
- Design: Quick change handle with ‘Easy-lock’ system for easy replacement of sponges.
What is a tilers sponge float used for?
Tile sponges and tile floats such as the Raimondi Large Format ‘Easy-Lock’ Sponge Float are normally used when tilers or landscapers grout joints between tiles or slabs. Grout float sponges are used to clean the tiles in order to remove excess grout and clean any grout residue off the surface.
How do you use a sponge float to clean away grout from tiles or paving slabs?
Once the tile or paving joints have been grouted, submerge the sponge into a washboy filled with clean water. Using the rollers on the washboy, remove any excess water off the sponge grout float so that you don’t drip or spill water onto the newly grouted tiles. Two clean ups are usually recommended.
On the first clean up hold the sponge float completely flat, pull the float gently and horizontally across the tiles to emulsify the the grout fully. As you move across the area, dunk the sponge float back into the water and wash the excess grout off by rubbing the float across the grate at the bottom of the washboy, repeating the process across the whole tiled floor or paved patio, completing small sections at a time. Remember to change the water in the washboy frequently.
For the final clean up, change the water so that it is completely clean, submerge the sponge, ensuring that there is no grout on the bottom of the sponge float by rubbing across the grate, then again pull the sponge across the tiles or slabs horizontally to clean all of the excess grout from the area. Once the whole area is complete, check for any excess residue grout and repeat as necessary.