A Cleaning Solution for ALL Types of Carpets and Hard Surface Flooring

Purchasing a Rotowash floor cleaning machine is a strategic investment in efficiency, effectiveness, and environmental responsibility. The Rotowash’s innovative technology and versatile design offer numerous advantages that set it apart. Its unique cylindrical brush system, coupled with precise water and detergent application, delivers exceptional cleaning results on a variety of surfaces, from hard floors to carpets. By investing in a Rotowash, you’re not only ensuring superior cleanliness but also optimizing time and labor resources.

With its user-friendly operation, the Rotowash streamlines the cleaning process, allowing your team to accomplish more in less time. Additionally, the machine’s emphasis on water efficiency and eco-friendly practices aligns with today’s sustainability goals, reducing chemical usage and minimizing environmental impact. Whether you’re a facility manager, a cleaning professional, or a homeowner, choosing a Rotowash floor cleaning machine means choosing a reliable, efficient, and environmentally conscious solution that consistently delivers impressive cleaning results.

  • High standard of floor hygiene achieved by the unique Rotowash cleaning action of twin-cylindrical contra-rotating brushes for all types of hard floors and carpets.
  • Large floor cleaning capacity. Up to 90% savings on water and chemical costs.
  • In one pass the machine washes and scrubs – removes dirt and stains – immediately collects waste water and leaves the floor virtually dry in minutes.
  • Rotowash accessories that make your machine even more effective.

The Rotowash Advantage:

  • Reduce Costs – achieve cleaner, more hygienic floors
  • Increased Productivity – faster cleaning and drying
  • Environmentally Friendly – using up to 90% less water & chemicals.*
  • Quality Assurance – Internationally recognized
  • Double the cleaning action – Our twin contra-rotating brushes rotate at 650 rpm, delivering a very efficient and effective cleaning action that conventional floor cleaners cannot match.
  • Smart Design – It’s not what it does; but ‘HOW IT DOES’ that ensures effective, effortless cleaning results.
  • Versatility – Your Rotowash can clean into corners, recesses and along skirting without leaving brush marks or splashes on your walls.
  • Portability – Compact and easy to move around with built in carry wheels, or from site to site on a rotocart.
  • Brush diameter – Large diameter brushes give higher surface speeds (5 meter per second) and reduced working time.
  • Brush removal – Remove and clean brushes in seconds without the need for tools. Experience has taught us that operators are less inclined to remove and clean brushes after use, where tools are required. This will compromise hygiene and can result in cross contamination of area’s.
  • One tough pick up drum – We don’t have a complexed, costly to maintain pick up system, NO multiple rubber conveyor belts, NO mulitple parts, NO lubricants to be regularly applied to belts. Rotowash has a single, tough rotating pick up drum onto which the dirty solution is thrown by centrifugal force from both brushes and then collected in the recovery tank. Now that’s simple, very effective, and low cost to maintain.
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  • Applying Cleaning Solution – The cleaning solution is applied in a forward direction, ensuring that both brushes provide maximum retrieval of waste in a single pass. Unlike systems that deliver to the front and rear of a machine which ensures that a double pass must always occur to retrieve the solution left behind in the opposite direction of travel.
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  • Clean water tank – The clean water tank simply lift out of the machine and are extremely easy to clean.
  • Recovery tank – The recovery tank is situated on the rear and simply lifts out and cleaned in seconds. The dirty solution is efficiently removed from the pick-up drum by one long life stainless steel blade, which can be changed in seconds without tools.

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Lower Operating Costs, Environment Friendly

Environment Friendly Floor Cleaning Machine - RotowashAll Rotowash machines can use up to 90% less* water and cleaning chemical than other conventional cleaning methods, which means large areas can be cleaned between filling and emptying. Minimal water consumption also means smaller overall machine size, less weight to move and ease of use. A Rotowash is as quick and easy to use as an upright vacuum cleaner, but with the results of a commercial cleaner.

Rotowash hardwood floor cleaner machines produce a high quality rapid scrub, wash and dry on all types of hard floors and carpets, leaving the floors ready to walk on within minutes.

Check out our Chemical Usage Guidelines page for information on when to use the proper chemicals and detergents.

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Fast…Effective Cleaning

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The chart above indicates examples of the floor cleaning productivity achieved per hour using the different models of Rotowash machines.

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Rotowash floor washer machines are designed and made in Austria using components of the highest quality

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Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

Rotowash’s unique twin contra rotating brush system – as each rotating Rotowash bristle leaves contact with the cleaning surface the dirt and waste water is instantly flicked onto the tough rotating pick-up drum, which deposits the grime into the waste tray, returning the bristles cleaned before coming into contact with the surface again.

Is the Rotowash difficult to use?

No, the Rotowash is easy to use just like an upright vacuum cleaner. Just guide it in the direction you want to go and let the machine do the work

How much water does it use?

Typically, very little water is needed to clean sufficiently. The operator has full control of how much water and cleaning solution is put down given the particular cleaning situation. After using the Rotowash a couple of times the operator will quickly learn how much water and chemical is needed to get the job done. Using too much water can actually be detrimental to the efficiency of the Rotowash.

How wet does it leave the floors?

Using 90% less water, Rotowash scrubs, rinses and dries all in the same action. Hard floors are left dry enough to walk on almost immediately and carpets well within half an hour.

Is there any risk of damage to floors?

Rotowash simply scrubs and grooms all floor types without damaging the surface or grouting. With up to 600,000 contra rotating brush bristles cleaning the surface, Rotowash delivers exceptional efficiency and cleaning power, with soft, medium or hard brushes reaching deep into the irregularities of all types of floor surfaces, from Tiles to Carpets and so many more.

Are the floors slippery after cleaning?

Rotowash removes any residual detergent during cleaning. We work closely with major international safety flooring manufacturers and are recommended by them as the ideal cleaning machine to maintain the “co-efficient of friction” necessary for anti-slip flooring requirements.

Do I need a range of brushes for my various floors?

The machines are supplied with the standard brush bristles. These brushes are usually ideal for all floor types including tiles, carpets, stone etc. However a range of softer polishing through to the stiffer scrub brushes are available to ensure that Rotowash is suitable for all applications from homeowners right through to heavy duty commercial requirements.

How long do the brushes last?

Rotowash Brush Wear Guide (Standard Polypropylene)

Floor Type Guide in Hours
Carpet – 0 to 2mm pile 700-1000
Carpet – 2 to 7mm pile 1000-1200
Ceramic (smooth) 280-320
Ceramic Tiles (slip resistant) 220-240
Checkerplate 140-180
Concrete 180-220
Entrance Matting (aluminum slips/carpet with metal fibers) 120-150
Flotex soft flooring 700-1000
Laminate – Wood 650-750
Linoleum 650-750
Polyurethane coated rubber sports floors (ie Rebound Ace) 550-650
Quarry Slate Terracotta Tiles 280-320
Resin 180-220
Rubber (studded/ribbed) 550-650
Vinyl (slip-resistant) 180-220
Vinyl (smooth) 650-750
Wood 650-750
Escalator Treads (aluminum) 100-120

Based on the correct brush care maintenance, average quality of floor and normal floor soilage.

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What is the difference between Single Pass and Dual Pass models?

Single Pass Machines


The single pass machines feature frontal located water-jets utilizing a pump system, allowing for the entire cleaning process to be completed in one motion, producing outstanding results with maximum efficiency. Single pass machines are especially useful in larger areas such as sports halls, long corridors or shopping centers, though their unique maneuverability makes them equally effective in confined areas.

Dual Pass Machines


The gravity feed water system (no water pump) allows our dual pass machines to produce unrivaled levels of cleanliness. Used in a forward and backward motion, the machines clean and dry as they work, leaving all of your surfaces deeply cleansed and ready for use within minutes.

How can Rotowash help in Hygiene Control and WSH requirements?

Rotowash supplies colour coded brushes (Red, Green, Blue or Yellow) for specific use in various locations. This helps reduce the risk of cross contamination in hygiene critical situations. Additionally, Rotowash provides initial and ongoing operator training to ensure that correct cleaning and operational procedures are complied with and that operators use the equipment in a safe and hygienic manner. Trained operators can also be certificated to assist organisations in achieving their accreditation requirements.

Where are they made?

Rotowash floor cleaning machines are designed and manufactured at our state of the art facilities in Austria, using material and components of the highest quality. The management and production systems we employ undergo frequent audits by the British Standards Institute (BSI-ISO 9001). Further, Rotowash products are regularly audited and approved by these leading organisations above. We place Safety, Quality, Ergonomics and Eco-awareness at the very heart of all our design principles.

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