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Commercial Floor Machines

Commercial floor machines have changed the industry in a positive way. Thanks to commercial floor machines, what once took hours to clean, sweep or vacuum a floor now takes only a fraction of the time— not to mention it cuts labor costs. This lets the janitorial staff move on to more productive tasks, which helps the machine pay for itself over a short amount of time.

Locations that want well-maintained floors will use a commercial floor machine. There are different commercial floor cleaning machines to wash, scrub, polish, and remove debris from just about any floor material or carpet. Depending on the surface of the floor (carpeted, hardwood, marble, etc.), there are a variety of options available. Commercial floor machines include everything from scrubbers and polishers to buffers and sweepers. Determining the type of machine you want is based on the job being performed.

As a floor cleaning professional it is all about getting the job done efficiently. Whether you’re scrubbing a hard floor, polishing it, vacuuming a carpet, or extracting a carpet, it’s important to have the proper equipment. In addition to having the proper equipment, it’s important to have the correct chemicals. As the industry grows, high productivity products are revolutionizing the commercial floor cleaning industry. More business owners are turning to hard-surface floors as their floor covering of choice, which means more use for commercial floor machines.


Price Points

Many types of commercial floor machines are available for purchase as well as for lease depending on your budget. Depending on model and make, prices range from $500 to upwards of $3,000. With the current state of the economy, sales of floor care equipment are down, and leasing of equipment has gone up.


Different Types of Commercial Machines:

Popular brands include Sanitaire, Electrolux, Kent, Royal, and Oreck.

  • vacuum cleaners (upright vacuums, backpack vacuums, canister vacuums and wide area vacuums)
  • floor burnishers
  • floor polishers
  • floor buffers
  • carpet extractors
  • carpet equipment
  • floor dryers
  • carpet dryers


Choosing Equipments


It’s important to choose a commercial floor machine based on efficiency. Choose a model or make that lets you complete the job at hand in fewer steps. Things that can cut cleaning times include the length of battery life, whether it’s a ride-on vs. upright model, does the piece of equipment require more than one person, cleaning chemicals that increase the time in between cleans. All of these variables can cut costs, which is important in a recession.

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