The Difference: It’s not what it does, but “HOW” it does it.

Clean Carpets and All Hard Floors Using the One Machine

The Rotowash is a super versatile carpet and floor cleaning machine allowing the operator a seamless cleaning experience going straight from carpet to hard surface floors with ease.

  • 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 dry.

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 recognised
  •  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 – Compactand 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.
  • 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.
  • Clean water tank/s – The clean water tank/s 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.

Rotowash – The Original

Rotowash Cleaning Technology

Due to our unique original design twin cylindrical contra-rotating brush system, the contra rotation of our brushes actually combs, lifts and opens your flattened carpet pile in both directions at the same time. ( like running your fingers through your hair from back to front at the same time). This unique key action releases the trapped soiling from deep within the pile; which is left behind by other types of floor cleaners that fail to remove the deep dirt which so often results in the bad odours you experience after you have just had your carpet cleaned. Regular maintenance with a Rotowash will restore your floor covering and remove the trapped dirt and thus release the source of these odours.

Efficiency By Design

Rotowash’s unique twin contra rotating brush system applies 10 times the cleaning contact pressure of conventional flat pad rotating scrubbing machines. As each rotating rotowash bristle leaves contact with the cleaning surface at 650 rpm, the dirt and waste water is instantly flicked onto the tough rotating pick-up drum, returning the bristles cleaned before coming into contact with the surface again.

Environment FriendlyLower Operating Costs

All Rotowash machines 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 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.

Fast…Effective Cleaning
Square meters per hour cleaning productivity…

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


After using many different types of floor cleaning equipment over 10 years; Rotowash….Hands Down…. is the most effective multi surface cleaner I’ve ever used, easy to operate, low operating cost, just a smart, simple system that works every time.
Dinesh Rahman
After using many different types of floor cleaning equipment over 10 years; Rotowash….Hands Down…. is the most effective multi surface cleaner I’ve ever used, easy to operate, low operating cost, just a smart, simple system that works every time.
J Brugen, Director, Maria Mallabad Group