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.
Designed specifically for safe daytime cleaning is the Truvox Orbis UHS Cordless Burnisher, which polishes at 1500 rpm.
No trailing power leads mean no risk of tripping and the maintenance-free gel batteries provide up to two hours of high speed polishing on each charge from the onboard charger. The integrated lead and charger enables the
The Hako-Super 43/450 from Hako is a machine designed specially for the polishing of soft-coated floors with its speed of 450 rpm. It can be used with a high-speed drive pad with foam rubber, which allows polishing pads to be adapted to uneven surfaces.
A wide range of accessories is available, from drive plates to a selection of