Sanitaire floor machines make polishing quick and easy. By
incorporating sturdy chrome plated steel construction,
Sanitaire has made these machines built to last. Many
features include Safety Shut off switches, 50 foot cords,
and more. Many Sanitaire Floor Machines offer multi speed
motors. Most Sanitaire Commercial machines use twin
capacitors. With twin capacitor models, these Sanitaire floor
machines can be used on carpets and bare floors. Different
Sanitaire Commercial floor machine models are ideal for
Healthcare, Education, Hotels, Food Service, Government, and
20 Inch Brush
Sanitaire SC6030 17
20 Inch Brush
17 Inch Brush
17 Inch Brush
15 Inch Brush
There are many different floor surfaces that are being
used in today's commercial buildings. The following is
only a partial list:
Vinyl Sheet Goods
Laminate Vinyl Strips
addition, many products are being developed at low costs
to mimic more expensive floor surfaces such as wood and
various stone surfaces.
While floor machines are one of the most common tools
for maintaining and restoring these surfaces, the
chemicals, equipment, pads and brushes used will very
based on the surface being cleaned and the desired
result. It's always recommended to identify the
floor type and consult the manufacturer on surface
Stripping - Typically performed as little as
possible due to the cost and labor intensive nature
of the process. Stripping is performed to prepare
the floor for a new finish when the floor will no
longer hold a shine through regular maintenance.
Stripping involves the complete removal of a floor
finish utilizing harsh chemicals and aggressive
(black or brown) stripping pads prior to applying
several coats of new finish and sealer. Common
equipment used are a low speed floor machine,
wet/dry vacuum or automatic scrubber.
Spray Buffing - A maintenance procedure to
maintain a scuff free shiny finish. Apply a light mist of cleaning and finish solution
in front of the floor machine. Utilizing a red of
tan polishing pad, this process cleans the floor,
removes scuff marks, and restores shine to the
surface. Common equipment used are a 175 or 350 RPM
Scrubbing - A more aggressive maintenance
procedure that removes dirt, scuff marks, and a
portion of the floor finish utilizing a more
aggressive pad (blue) prior to applying a
restorative finish. The type of pad, detergent,
water temperature and speed of the machine determine
how much of the old finish is removed. Common
equipment used are a 175 or 350 RPM floor machine,
depending on how many coats of finish need to be
Polishing - A non-aggressive maintenance
procedure utilizing a soft brush or pad (tan or
lighter) to remove soil and restore the shine to a
finished floor. Common equipment used are 175 or
1,500 RPM floor machine.
Burnishing - The most popular maintenance
procedure. Burnishing utilizing a soft pad (tan or
lighter) on a high speed floor machine to clean and
polish a floor that is in good condition. This
process results in a better looking floor for longer
periods. This reduces costs by extending the periods
between most costly scrubbing and stripping. Common
equipment used is a 1,500 RPM floor machine.
Finishing / Refinishing - Finishing seals
fill the pours of the surface, provide a shine and
protect the surface from dirt and stains. A new
finish is typically applied with several thin coats.
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