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Choosing the right rotary floor cleaner
Domestic / Light Commercial Floor Cleaning Machines
When choosing a floor cleaning machine for home, domestic or light commercial use then an NLL machine such as the NLL332 and NLL415 are ideal. These machines are super compact and lightweight, yet they are also great at scrubbing and polishing.
Commercial & Industrial Floor Scrubbing Machines
If your primary objective of floor cleaning is a machine that is good at scrubbing and stripping then a slower machine will be far superior at this application. A machine with a brush speed of around 150RPM will be ideal. The most popular among our customers is the HFM1515.
Commercial & Industrial Floor Scrubbing and Polishing Machines
When looking for a machine that can do both polishing and scrubbing a brush speed of around 230 RPM is ideal. This will allow for buffing, stripping and scrubbing to all be carried out with one machine. A great example of a machine from this range is the NPR1523.
Commercial & Industrial Floor Polishing Machines
If you require a floor cleaning machine that will only be used for polishing then a higher speed is required. For tasks like this a machine of around 300RPM and higher is ideal. This will allow the machine to carry out polishing tasks at a much faster rate than slower floor cleaning machines. A great example of a 300RPM machine is the NPR1530.
Should I use Brushes or Pads?
When choosing a machine it is worth considering whether or not you require brushes or pads, as the associated drive board or brush is nearly always cheaper if purchased with the machine as part of a package.
- Brushes are great for use on floors where there is an uneven surface or a roughness to the surface such as quarry tiles, concrete floors and wooden floors with wide grooves between boards. This is because the bristles of the brush can reach down into these crevices and provide a far superior clean as the machine is used.
- Floor pads are ideal for use on flat smooth floors such as vinyl, ceramic tiles and laminates. Pads are great as they are easily changed to suit different requirements. The pads are also cheap to buy. So if you think these pads offer the best solution for your floor ensure you also buy a drive board with your machine.
As used by the floor care experts
We supply proffessional floor restoration company The Floor Sanding Experts with many Numatic rotary floor machines, for use in both sanding applications, aswell as for polishing and buffing.
They use these machines are they are reliable, well priced and do a great job. You can be confident that you are buying tried and tested machinery that is approved and used by the best in the floor care industry.
Machine Accessory & Application Table
Getting the best from your floor cleaning machine is not just about having the right machine, but the right accessories too. We have put together the table below to assist with choosing the right speed, weight and accessories for the job at hand. Please see the key below for a guide to the meaning of the table cells.
key: Colour names represent a colour of cleaning pad that will need to be used with the machine, "Grit" means that specialist sanding disks and drive boards are required. Carbotex, Nyloscrub and bonnet mops are all alternative drive boards or covers that are available for these machines on our website.
If at any time you need any advice and guidance when purchasing your machine please feel free to call our sales team on 0800 9788 499 . Don’t forget we can organise a free no obligation demo for you to make sure you get the right machine for the job.