Colour Coded


Colour coded cloths assist organisations in easily identifying and allocating a specific coloured cloth or wipe to a specific job or area so as to prevent germs spreading from one area, or one job, to another. Colours such as Green, Red, Blue and Yellow are typically used to prevent cross contamination between kitchen areas (Green), bathroom areas (Red), general areas (Blue) and speciality areas (Yellow).


TIDDOX is a leading supplier of colour coded wipes primarily into healthcare, aged care and childcare, as well as into the hospitality industry comprising restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and catering businesses.

By using the generally accepted colour coding system helps prevent germs been transferred from one surface to another through use of the same cloth, which can cause contamination of an otherwise hygienic environment, both for staff and patients or customers. Colour coded cloths ensure that the same wiper is not used in multiple areas or for different tasks, therefore reducing the risk of cross-infection resulting in more hygienic environments

Colour Coded Wipes

With TIDDOX, you have your choice of either medium-duty or heavy-duty products. Many of our cleaning products can be laundered and reused, while others are affordably priced so that they can be disposed of when you are finished with them.

Disposable GENERAL PURPOSE CLASSIC CLEANING CLOTHS are available in green, blue, and red. These are washable and can be reused. Order them by the pack and place the colour you want in each area of your facility.

The most popular reusable colour coded wipes are TIDDOX’s MAXI WIPES, which are also available in green, blue, red, and yellow. These soft viscose sponge cloths have a high viscose rating for maximum absorbency, making them a hit in aged care, child care and restaurants. They can be wrung out and rinsed or even laundered.

Other reusable medium duty products include TIDDOX’s GENERAL PURPOSE MICROFIBRE CLEANING CLOTHS and, for finer polishing tasks, its MICROFIBRE LENS CLOTHS. The former colour coded wipes can be designated for different areas of a restaurant, school, nursing home or childcare centre whilst the latter can be earmarked for different tasks in a lab, medical facility or cleanroom.

Heavy Duty Colour-Coded Cloths

TIDDOX provides a number of durable, absorbent heavy-duty colour coded cloths that are designed to absorb the maximum amount of fluids and semi-fluids without dripping or tearing. Our PREMIUM MICROFIBRE CLOTHS are large and a favorite among hospitality staff and healthcare workers alike. Restaurants and hotels in particular tend to divvy up the green, blue, red, and yellow colour-coded cloths between the kitchen, wait-staff, bartender and janitorial staff.

For even more protection, try the thick, antibacterial, colour coded MULTIPURPOSE PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY ROLLS. These are available in green, blue, red, and coffee, and are very absorbent and long lasting. The antibacterial agent inhibits the growth of bacteria on them so you get more uses out of them, making these a great choice in kitchens and childcare or aged-care facilities. These cloths are perforated so they tear easily from the roll, but are tough enough to be used in scrubbing. TIDDOX also supplies this thick, absorbent heavy duty fabric in pack format, cut to a larger 60cm x 60cm size, which is our premium product referred to as PREMIUM XL WIPES. These larger sheets allow you to blanket an area and soak up spills and leaks before they spread.

TIDDOX’s PREMIUM MAXI WIPES are also colour coded wipes that are spongy and super absorbent (capable of soaking up many times their own weight). They can be laundered and reused, but are affordable enough to be disposed of when necessary. Measuring 38cm x 40cm, TIDDOX also cuts a couple of larger versions of this sponge viscose fabric into 60cm x 50cm sheets, in the form of the YELLOW TITAN XL and ORANGE SUPERMAX XL. Given their thickness and size, these are more floor towels and pads than cloths, and can be used to soak up large leaks and spills quickly, without dripping. Keep these handy in every area of your facility!

The above hopefully adequately illustrates TIDDOX’s various colour coded wipes and please contact us to discuss your requirements. Presented below is the generally accepted and practised system of the allocation of colour coded cloths to areas and tasks.

TIDDOX® products have been colour coded to ensure that these items are not used in multiple areas or for different tasks, therefore reducing 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: Low risk infection applications (such as sinks, counters, washroom surfaces) and specialty applications.