Why Use a Floor Polisher?
Comprehensive Guide to Floor Polishing Equipment
Floor polishers are versatile floor cleaning machines that operate by using rotating brushes or pads to scrub, polish or buff a floor to maintain its appearance. There are a range of alternative attachments for different floor surfaces, so they are quite a versatile cleaning machine.
Different types of floor polishers
The number of brushes can vary on floor polishers. A two brush polisher will be lightweight and suitable for small areas such as most residential properties, with a three brush ideally matched to medium-sized areas such as shops or offices. There are a range of industrial and commercial use machines for every eventuality.
On purchase you often find that floor polishers come with multiple accessories, such as a range of brushes to ensure that you have a ‘fit for purpose’ brush for every surface. You may also have the option of buying a shorter or longer handle for the machine, depending on your requirements.
One popular type of floor polisher, particularly for convenience, is the dual purpose floor polisher / scrubber. It is worth investigating if both the polisher and the scrubber elements are of the same quality and specifications that you require – hopefully this will avoid any disappointment in either the polisher’s or scrubber’s performance. The Truvox Orbis Range are good examples.
Benefits of using floor polishers
Cynics may argue that improving a floor’s appearance is a waste of time and money. However, polishing your floor has a vast array of benefits which will increase the lifespan of your floor and reduce the required time between cleans, in addition to making the floor ‘look good’. For example, just three of the benefits floor polishing offers you are:
- Keeping your floors cleaner for longer
- Minimising dirt and moisture damage
- Protecting against surface cracking
Top tips when buying a floor polisher
- Check what sort of warranty your floor polisher has – often they offer either a commercial or domestic warranty, so don’t get caught out!
- There are all sorts of technical specifications that you may want to take into account ranging from the machine’s power, cable length and weight to the maximum polishing width, brush speed and brush type. If you are able to narrow down to the answers to these fields, it will make choosing your floor polisher more accurate and less time consuming.
- Manoeuvrability and noise levels are often key features for buyers in both domestic and commercial environments so you may want to consider these factors carefully before you make your purchase decision.
- Don’t forget, if you’re buying a dual machine such as a polisher: scrubber, you’ll need to check the technical details for the scrubber elements as well.
- Remember to think about storage. Some floor polishers are compact, easy to store and even fold away – is this something you need to consider?
- Who will be using the floor polisher – do you need a big bump guard?!
For expert advice about the best equipment for your floor cleaning talk to us about polishers, sweepers, scrubbers and vacuums, to make sure you make the right choice.