Floor pads have come a long way since they were first developed in the 1950s. Richard Jones, market manager for floor & surface care for 3M – the company said to have invented the floor pad - talks about the evolution of the product and considers the impact that the continued development of the floor pad has had on the market
There are many types of battery now being used on cleaning machines: flooded batteries; sealed AGM and gel versions, lithium-ion batteries, batteries that can be charged throughout the day, etc. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type and in which environments are they most suitable for powering cleaning machines? Battery supplier
Which are the most difficult types of floor surfaces to polish and maintain? And what other factors such as age and floor condition have an effect on the final result? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Today’s hard floors come in all shapes, sizes, grades and materials. Alongside traditional floors made from marble, wood, tiles and linoleum there
According to NSS Enterprises the Charger 2717 DB battery burnisher offers the productivity and shine of a 69 cm propane machine without the maintenance costs, repair worries, environmental issues and noise.
Said to be simple to use - with no operator adjustment required - the Charger offers 31-36 kg of pad pressure. The hinged head assembly flips
Numatic International says its Hurricane range of single speed floor polishers is designed to perform in the most arduous conditions and in extreme climates.
Two sizes are available - 400 and 500 mm - and there are four speeds: 150, 230, 300 and 450 rpm. There is also a wide range of brushes and accessories available.
The company also offers
From Nilfisk comes a selection of burnishers designed to offer high gloss finish. There are cable (BU500), battery (UHB 51-1500) and ride on (UHR 70-1700) models.
The FM 400 range covers a complete series of machines including a durable low speed model, a dual speed machine for maximum flexibility, and a high speed unit for extra shine.