Janitorial Equipment: Difference Between Floor Scrubber and Buffer


If you have decided that the time has come to make an upgrade to your janitorial equipment, you may be thinking about investing in a new floor scrubber or buffer. At first glance, these two types of machines are similar in the cleaning action they can provide and in the type of floors surfaces they can clean. However, there are a few key differences that may make one option a better one for you than another one. By learning more about the different options, you will be able to narrow your choices and make a smart decision about which type of equipment you want to buy.

How They Clean the Floors

A floor scrubber starts cleaning floors by ejecting liquid cleanser onto the floor. A rotating head scrubs the floor, and the equipment suctions the liquid and dirty water up and off of the floor. The result is a clean, sparkling floor. With a buffer, there is also a rotating head that scrubs and polishes the floor.
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