What to Look for in Industrial Floor Scrubbers


It is often said that you need the right tool for the job. The same is true when it comes to industrial floor scrubbers and sweepers. There are a number of aspects to consider when choosing the right equipment to clean your floor.

What would affect my selection?

There are many factors that come into play when choosing an industrial floor scrubber or sweeper. The list includes, but is not limited to:

  • The size of the dirt or debris
  • The amount of dirt or debris
  • The type of surface
  • The number of workers

Scrubbers or Sweepers?

Once you have figured out the type of mess you are dealing with, you can then move on to the next decision: choosing a scrubber or sweeper. Scrubbers are best for light, dusty debris and can be used on all types of hard floors (including oily and dirty surfaces). Sweepers, on the other hand, are great for bulky messes like wood chips, paper, and fibrous materials. Sometimes, you have to sweep and scrub, which means you’ll need a sweeper/scrubber combo.

Walking or Riding?

While walk-behind machines have their benefits, the extra cost of a ride-on machine often has more positives than negatives. That is because ride-on scrubbers allow for more productivity and help increase passes over time, which lowers worker fatigue. If you do choose to use a walk-behind, try to find one that offers greater operator comfort and desirable performance.


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