No other squeegee picks up more water
LINATEX® is a tear-resistant, flexible squeegee material that provides superior water pick-up leaving floors clean, dry and safe. The only squeegee made from 95% pure natural rubber, Linatex conforms to uneven floor surfaces and creates a better vacuum seal making it far-and-away the industry’s best squeegee for your scrubber.
If you are having water pick up problems with your current floor scrubber squeegee, your less than clean floors may also be slippery and dangerous. In fact, 85% of the workers compensation claims are due to employees slipping on wet floors (National Floor Safety Institute). Upgrade the cleaning performance of your scrubber machine by simply using a Linatex squeegee.
Gum rubber squeegees leave up to 8X more water on the floor than Linatex squeegees
Best for these floors:
Ceramic Tile, Glazed and Unglazed
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT smooth)
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT light texture)
Just Because it's Red Doesn't Mean it's Linatex
Look for the LINATEX® stamp on your squeegee. No stamp means it is not Linatex.
Some companies dye their gum rubber squeegee material red to look like Linatex, but they simply don’t work as well as the real thing.
At first I had to keep checking to make sure the water was on because the floor was so dry and I wasn't used to that."
What Makes LINATEX Special?
LINATEX is made with 95% pure natural rubber using a proprietary manufacturing process. The result is a material with ideal properties for use in floor squeegees.
Linatex® is a registered trademark in the name of Linatex Limited, a Wier Group PLC Company
LINATEX exhibits outstanding resilience, strength and resistance to cutting, tearing and abrasion. It’s the most well-rounded of materials for floor care.
Rubber used in a floor squeegee endures wear from both abrasion and wet conditions. Excessive wear means diminished machine performance, and higher costs for both labor and materials.
A squeegee must create a seal with the floor so the vacuum system can recover water and suspended soils. Any tearing will break that seal and keep the squeegee from doing an effective job.
High modulus can create noise, vibration, and streaks of water where the rubber did not seal to the floor. LINATEX requires less downforce to create an effective seal, which reduces machine effort and squeegee blade wear.
- 95% Natural Rubber
- Renewable Resource
- Lower Greenhouse Emissions
- Energy-reduced Manufacturing Methods
Better cleaning performance means less rework—and lower labor costs, reduced risk of safety claims, and lower costs for maintenance and parts. That’s why we recommend LINATEX squeegees and skirts for use with your floor scrubbers.
Floor care accounts for 40% of custodians’ time.
Source: ISSA and IEHA
LINATEX contains more natural latex than most rubber squeegees. A specialty rubber made through a unique manufacturing process, LINATEX is specifically designed for wet abrasion environments. It holds its shape well, and resists edge wear and tearing. It conforms well to rough or uneven surfaces, improving water pick-up.
85% of workers’ compensation claims are due to employees slipping on slick floors.
Water left by a floor cleaning machine can contain soils, debris, and soap residue. That creates a hazard for anyone who uses the floor. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip-and-fall accidents cost billions of dollars each year in medical expenses, insurance payments and lost productivity. A cleaner floor is safer, brighter, and more pleasant to use.
Get the right squeegee to save you time and money
If you are looking to improve the performance of your floor scrubber machine, Midwest Rubber can help
Identify the best squeegee
We consider your facility environment, floor types, cleaning solution, equipment brand, and current cleaning or squeegee issues to make a recommendation.
Provide easy order information
We will help you easily order Linatex, Primothane and Airoflex from your OEM or approved distributor
Achieve a clean, dry floor
By simply using the best squeegee you will optimize the performance of your auto scrubber
We were actually thinking we needed to buy a new scrubber machine but now that we have these Midwest Rubber blades it's picking up the water great.