FLOOR CARE MACHINES, BUFFERS & SUPPLY
CARPET CLEANING EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES & CLEANERS
Commercial Pressure Washers
What is the difference between a Floor Buffer, Floor Machine, Floor Buffing Machines, Floor Scrubber & Floor Stripper. Nothing, they are what we call in the industry Swing Machines. The name comes from the swing motion the machines have when you operate them and are normally 175 rpm pad speed. These machines are for stripping, cleaning and floor buffing hard floors as well as scrubbing and bonneting carpeted floors. A high speed floor machine which is a 300 rpm will give you a little better shine when buffing but a 1500 to 2000 rpm burnisher will polish the floor. Questions on floor buffers give us a call 800-784-8870 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible we always recommend a 1.5 hp because their is less of a chance of bogging down due to friction.
175 RPM Machines 1 hp: Use for standard floor buffing, light stripping, carpet scrubbing and cleaning.
175 RPM 1.5 hp: Use for Heavy duty stripping and cleaning, carpet cleaning and standard buffing.
175 / 300 Dual Speed: Recommended for standard cleaning, stripping and will give you a slightly better buffing because of the higher speed.
1500 - 2000 RPM Burnsher: For high speed buffing only. used properly will give you that glassy shine.
Propane Buffer: Super markets, schools and institution buffing
Cleaning Floors: With a cleaning pad use a 175 rpm buffer.
Stripping Floors use a 1 hp for light duty of 1.5 hp for heavy duty floors. We recommend going with a 1.5 hp because it is better with stripping .
Buffing Floors: Use a standard 1 hp or 1.5 hp floor buffer. To get a slightly better shine use a 300 rpm machine.
Burnishing a floor: use a 1500 rpm to 2000 rpm floor buffer.
Carpet Scrubbing: Use a carpet brush on a 1.5 hp floor buffer. We recommend a 1.5 hp because of the friction on the carpet.
Carpet Bonneting: use a 1.5 hp floor buffer. We recommend a 1.5 hp because of the friction on the carpet.
About Floor Care - Floor Machines and Buffers
YOU SPENT A LOT OF MONEY GETTING YOUR FLOOR "WAXED" AND KNOW YOU NEED TO MAINTAIN IT OR IT WILL START LOOKING LIKE YOU NEVER DID ANYTHING TO IT. "WAXED" IS THE WRONG WORD SINCE VERY SELDOM DO WE USE WAX ON COMMERCIAL TILE FLOORS ANYMORE. WE USE A POLYMER COATING THAT WE CALL "FLOOR FINISH".
APPLYING FLOOR FINISH: THEIR ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO APPLY FINISH. MOPS, LAMBS WOOL APPLICATORS AND SPONGE MOPS ARE THE MOST COMMONLY USED APPLICATIONS MOPS BEING THE PREFERRED METHOD. WHEN USING A MOP YOU WANT TO USE A FINISH MOP OR RAYON MOP BECAUSE THESE MOPS TEND NOT TO LINT. THEIR IS NOTHING WORSE THAN GETTING THROUGH A JOB AND SEEING LINT RUNNING THROUGH THE FINISH. YOU WANT TO PUT THE FINISH IN A MOP BUCKET. LINE THE BUCKET WITH A TRASH LINER AS NOT TO CONTAMINATE THE FINISH AND MAKE CLEAN UP EASIER. DO NOT USE A USED MOP TO APPLY FINISH. MOP ON FLOOR FINISH IN THIN COATS STARTING FROM THE FARTHEST AREA. SEALER GENERALLY ISN'T NEEDED WITH NEWER FORMULATED FINISHES. APPLY 4 TO 5 THIN COATS ALLOWING 20 TO 30 MINUTES BETWEEN COATS. AFTER THE FIRST COAT YOU CAN BURNISH THE FLOOR FINISH WHICH WILL CUT OFF MICROSCOPIC PEAKS IN THE FIRST COAT OF FINISH BUT THIS IS NOT NECESSARY. IF YOU APPLIED THE STRIPPED THE FLOOR AND APPLIED THE FINISH CORRECTLY THE FLOOR SHOULD DRY TO A DEEP GLOSS UNLESS THE FINISH YOU USED HAS A SATIN FINISH.
About us: Basic Maintenance Supply Inc is a full line distributor of
carpet cleaning equipment, carpet cleaning machines, floor machine, floor buffer
equipment and supplies for the professional carpet cleaner, janitorial
service, auto detailer, home cleaning professional, business owner, food
service operator, hospitality manager and home owner. We pride ourselves
on asking the right questions to assure you receive the proper unit to
fill your needs. We have sold carpet cleaning equipment and floor care
equipment and supplies throughout the world. We carry a full line of
carpet cleaning machines, carpet cleaning equipment and floor buffing
and care equipment. We are physically located in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania and have been business since 1987. We are proud members of
the Eastern Pennsylvania Better Business Bureau.
Our 50,000 square foot facility with our fully stocked 8,000 square foot showroom is physically located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania just off of Interstate 95 and is easily accessible from all major sections of the City, Delaware and Southern New Jersey . We stock most chemicals, equipment and supplies for the cleaning industry. We have a repair center on premises and repair Vacuums, Truck Mounts, Portables, Floor Buffers, Propane Buffers and other electrical and small engine equipment . We carry a full line of common repair parts and have access to most parts for most equipment. We ship through out the world.
Equipment and Parts Manufacturers: Century 400- Ninja, Diamondback and Sensei, Prochem, Avenger 500 Truckmount (Prochem Blazer) , Hydro-force, EDIC, Malish, Mercury, Pumptec, Shurflo, General Floorcraft, Mytee, Sandia Plastics, Koblenz, Powerflite, BE Pressure Washers, Aztec, PMF, Eagle IPC, Graco, Samco Metal Products, Thoro-matic,