Because an industrial floor scrubber is quite an investment, it is important that you take a moment to take stock in what you are expecting from this machine. After all, there are so many brands and styles, choosing the appropriate machine can seem a bit overwhelming. The goal is to reduce cost and save manpower, while keeping your facility clean and safe for everyone. And with that, there is three basic questions to ask yourself prior to slapping down a credit card on the first floor scrubber you see:
What type of floors do you have?
Most facilities have one of four flooring types – concrete, hardwood, vinyl and tile. If you have concrete, it’s best to choose a scrubber with stiff bristles, but it wouldn’t suit hardwood as it would scratch the surface. Because hardwood is porous, any excess water left will damage the floor, so it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instruction. These machines will also work great for vinyl flooring, because like hardwood, excess water will cause the flooring to peel. Tile is a bit different with its cracks and crevices. The best scrubber for these floors would have fine, soft bristles to get into the nooks and crannies.
How big is your facility?
Small to medium-sized facilities (up to 80,000 square feet) can benefit from a stand-behind scrubber, but of course, the larger you get, the longer it takes so keep that in mind. Riding scrubbers are perfect for very large facilities.
What is your budget?
Lastly, your budget is the final piece of the puzzle to consider. An industrial floor scrubber is a big investment, but one that will pay back in spades if you choose the ideal machine for your facility.
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