Colour Coded Cloths


Colour coded cloths assist organisations in preventing the spread of germs. They use different coloured cloths to identify a specific job or area. This system prevents germs on cloths spreading from one area, or one job, to another.  Green for kitchen areas, Red for bathroom areas, Blue for general areas, and Yellow for speciality areas or tasks.


TIDDOX supplies colour coded cloths into healthcare, aged care and childcare. Also used in restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and catering businesses.
A colour coding cloth system helps prevent germ spread from one surface to another. This means that each colour cloth stays in its area or only used for its task. This reduces the chance of cross contamination. Ensuring a hygienic environment for staff, patients or customers.


We have colour coded our washup up cloths, surfaces wipes on a roll, and microfibre cloths.
The colour coded washup cloths can be rinsed, washed and reused. Called MAXI WIPES, they are available in Green, Red , Blue and Yellow. These soft viscose sponge cloths have a high viscose rating for superior absorbency. Spongy and super absorbent (capable of soaking up many times their own weight). Their high absorbency make them perfect for aged care, child care and hospitality. They can be wrung out, rinsed and even laundered.
TIDDOX also has a larger version of the MAXI WIPES , called the SUPERMAX. Given its thickness and size, it is more suited as a floor towel or soak pad. Great for hospitals and aged care homes that need to soak up a floor spill immediately. Keep these handy orange emergency pads close!
Have you tried our colour coded MULTIPURPOSE PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY ROLLS? These are available in Green, Red , Blue and Yellow and are very absorbent and long lasting. Treated with an antibacterial agent to slow the growth of bacteria. These are thick, absorbent heavy duty commercial grade fabric. A great choice in kitchens and childcare or aged-care facilities. The sheets on the rolls tear off. All purpose use from scrubbing to cleaning to drying surfaces and cutlery. These are washable and reusable. Order them by the carton and place the colour you want in each area of your facility.
Restaurant kitchens favour the CLASSIC GREEN ROLLS because they contain more sheets.
TIDDOX also supplies packs of colour coded cleaning cloths. Cut to a 60cm x 60cm size, these are our PREMIUM XL WIPES. These larger sheets allow you to blanket an area and soak up spills and leaks before they spread.
Our PREMIUM MICROFIBRE CLOTHS are a favourite among hospitality and healthcare workers alike. Divvy up the Green, Red , Blue and Yellow colour-coded cloths between areas. Reusable, rinse and reuse. A popular staple consumable of kitchen, wait-staff, bartender and janitorial staff.
There is also a more cost effective GENERAL PURPOSE MICROFIBRE CLEANING CLOTH. Used by car washes, restaurants, schools, nursing homes and childcare centres.
For finer polishing tasks, use the MICROFIBRE LENS CLOTHS. Colour coded wipes for different tasks in a lab, medical facility or cleanroom.
The above illustrates our various colour coded wipes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Presented below is the generally accepted colour allotment system for areas and tasks.

Colour coding ensures that cloths are not used in incompatible areas or for conflicting tasks. This reduces the risk of cross-infection resulting in safer, cleaner and healthier environments.

  • Green – Kitchen Areas:  Food preparation and food service areas, as well as bar areas.
  • Blue – General Cleaning: Low risk cleaning (such as dusting, glass, mirrors, windows).
  • Red/Pink – Bathroom Areas: High germ areas (such as restrooms, floors, toilets, urinals).
  • Yellow – Low Risk Areas/Specilaity Tasks: Low risk applications or specilaity tasks.