The cleaning of ward floors and the bacteriological study of floor-cleaning machines

J Clin Pathol. 1961 Jan;14(1):32-7. doi: 10.1136/jcp.14.1.32.


Current trends in ward flooring materials and cleaning methods are considered from the point of view of the hospital bacteriologist. Methods employed in an investigation into the bacteriological safety of a number of floor-cleaning machines are described, and some considerations governing the choice of vacuum cleaners for ward use are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Floors and Floorcoverings*
  • Hospitals*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control*
  • Infections / prevention & control*