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Floor Cleaning Equipment

Types of Floor Cleaning Equipment

The level of technology and design in floor cleaning equipment has advanced significantly over the years and there is now a machine for every application.

Vacuum cleaners for example, have been around for a long time but have developed massively in recent years and many now now have sophisticated filtration systems for dust control or be specifically manufactured and certified for safety situations such as hazardous or potentially explosive dust. Battery powered vacs are now becoming more common, as are backpack vacs - ideal for small spaces.

The floor sweeper is a machine often seen in factories and warehouses, and operates in a similar way to a broom, with different brush options, e.g. a stiff brush to remove heavier dirt or  a brush with thinner bristles to sweep up light deposits. Features such as self levelling systems ensure good contact with the cleaning surface.

Scrubber driers are similar to sweepers but also scrub the floor,  with options of cylindrical or disc brushes depending on the type of surface. Detergent solutions can be used and the resultant residue is then collected by a system of squeegees and normally deposited by vacuum into a collection tank for later disposal. These range from compact lightweight push around machines to ride-on scrubber driers which cover a lot of floor area quickly.

Floor buffers and polishers are ideal for hard floors which they scrub and polish and they can also scarify concrete floors. different speed settings can be selected to get the best result on different types of floor.

Floor Cleaning Equipment Buyers Checklist

When purchasing floor cleaning equipment there are a few points to consider at the start

These are just a few things to think about when selecting floor cleaning equipment. At B&G, we supply commercial floor cleaning equipment to a wide range of businesses, schools and hospitals across the UK, so we have a wealth of experience to draw on - please get in touch, we're happy to advise. .