Commercial floor scrubbers are large, expensive pieces of equipment, so when you start shopping for one, you'll want to make sure you know what you need.
Floor scrubbers, which are different from floor sweepers, generally come in riding and walk-behind varieties and in several different size machines, depending on the size of the area you need to clean.
Whether you're shopping for industrial floor scrubbers or kitchen floor scrubbers, there are several considerations to keep in mind:
- Deciding if you want a walk-behind or riding floor scrubber.
- Shopping for the floor cleaner with the proper power source for your business.
- Determining size limitations for a commercial floor scrubber.
- Looking at smaller scrubbers or considering a lease agreement for less intensive cleaning jobs.
- Comparing prices and shopping refurbished or used to save on a commercial floor scrubber.
Decide on a walk-behind or riding automatic scrubberWalk-behind commercial floor scrubbers are generally self-propelled and don't require you to push. Riding models are typically larger and more expensive.
Power up with different sources for floor scrubbersFloor scrubbing equipment can be powered several ways--electrically, which requires a cord, by battery or by propane. Battery powered scrubbers offer the most convenient option because they are cordless, but you'll have to replace batteries periodically.
Pick an automatic scrubber sizeIndustrial floor scrubbers generally come in two size options for both walk-behind and riding models, and you can choose based on the model specifications.
Don't overshoot your automatic scrubber needsNot every job is an industrial strength job, and you may find that you need a commercial scrubber but only for a short amount of time. You can lease floor scrubbers or shop for smaller model kitchen floor scrubbers for short-term or smaller cleaning projects.
Shop used and refurbished floor scrubbersSavings can be substantial on used cleaning equipment. Many manufacturers of floor scrubbers and buffers offer used or refurbished floor scrubbing equipment for sale.
- If you're buying a commercial floor scrubber for the first time, you may want to lease one first to make sure that you get a model that best fits your purposes. Floor scrubbers are expensive pieces of cleaning equipment and can be expensive to ship if you order one and decide to return it.