floor buffer

Floor Buffer

Floor Buffer

Elerein offers comprehensive options for your floor buffer needs. Whether you need a 17-floor buffer, concrete floor buffer, floor scrubber buffer, high-speed floor burnished, or electric floor burnisher.

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17 Floor Buffer

Our 17-inch floor buffer is suitable for hard floor and carpet applications. It is manufactured with a pad holder, dual capacitor motor, and 17” scrubbing pad.

Concrete Floor Buffer

Because of its durability, it is ideal for cleaning the concrete floor to improve its overall appearance and lifetime. It comes with a rotating pad that moves at a slower pace.

Electric Floor Burnisher

The electric floor burnisher is integrated with a pad that has up to 1500 RPM speed. It has an A.C motor, a 15amp circuit, and cast aluminum chassis.

Floor Scrubber Buffer

The floor scrubber buffer is suitable for stripping and scrubbing. It functions in side-to-side or swing motion. This scrubber buffer has up to 1500+ RPM.

High Speed Floor Burnisher

We manufacture high-speed floor burnisher that has up to 20” polishing path, AC style motor, cast aluminum chassis, and up to 15amp circuit.

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Floor Buffer

Floor buffing machine strips and scrubs surfaces removing unwanted particles thereby leaving a good-looking surface with a superior aesthetic appearance.

In most cases, floor buffer machines have:

  • Motor for rotary motion
  • Rotating pads
  • Steering handle
  • Control system

Usually, pads or soft cleaning brushes create a side-to-side motion when cleaning. The controls are there to also regulate the speed and direction of the floor buffer where it is supposed to be cleaned. Floor buffers use electricity, battery-powered or fuel, and most time they use propane.

Floor Buffing Machine
Floor Buffing Machine

Floor Burnisher vs Floor Buffing Machine

The two machines have many similar features. However, Floor Burnisher improves the appearance of hard floors. In most cases, you can use a floor burnisher to improve the overall appearance after buffing the floor.

Additionally, concerning the floor buffer rpm, the rotating speed for the floor Burnisher machine is quite high. This helps to effectively remove the top layer of the floor surface leaving a shiny look.

Closely related to these is the floor polisher machine. After polishing the floor, it looks shiner and cleaner.

In most cases, you can use both the floor polishing machine and floor buffing machine in a single task. That is, a floor polisher may leave the surface with a lined or brushed finish. Buffing the floor removes any remaining marks after polishing.

How a Floor Buffing Machine Works

Floor Buffing Machine Parts
Floor Buffing Machine Parts

First, a pre-spray is done on a prepared floor surface before the floor buffing process. The electric energy starts up the motor then it powers up. The engine makes the formation of steam when water starts to flow in a combustion chamber to cool the engine.

This makes the pistons to have power for buffing the floor. The handle of the floor buffer is attached to the side valve for easy control of the pads. The Propane powered floor buffer has a small battery to power up the engine for continuous buffing.

The wheels of the floor buffer are purposely used when moving around the machine without buffing.

Increasing the speed of the rotating pads changes the effect of the smoothening outcome of the floor to striping off wax and stains. Depending on the surface type, you will choose an appropriate rotary floor buffer pad.

Also, how to control a floor buffer will depend on the machine’s design.

Types of Floor Buffer Machines

Floor Buffer
Floor Buffer

Generally, you can classify the available floor buffing machines depending on many variables. Some common classification criteria include:

Rectangle Floor Buffer or Square Floor Buffer

For this, the classification is mainly based on the design. As the names suggest, the sections holding the flow buffing baps are either rectangular or square. Of course, we have the round options too.

Domestic Floor Buffers

Also called slow-speed floor buffers, small home floor buffer machines, or portable floor buffers have a lower speed below 1000 rotations per minute.

Under this category, you can find battery-powered floor buffers or electric floor buffing machines. Again, they have multiple floor buffer heads for multi-tasking.

You can get these floor buffing machines in different sizes such as:

  • 13 inch floor buffer, 15 inch floor buffer, or 16 inch floor buffer
  • Variable speed floor buffers such as 2 speed floor buffers

Industrial Floor Scrubber

Also called commercial floor buffer is the largest floor buffer made to cover wide space like in airports and large warehouses floors with one pass. They commonly use gasoline or propane because of their long hours of working on a large floor surface.

Industrial floor buffer rotates at a high speed of about 1500 to 3000 rotations per minute this makes the floor have a shiny effect on it. Electric or propane-powered floor buffers are used as an energy source. It is because they can run for a long time and propane is a user-friendly choice.

Pad drivers on industrial floor buffers take a lot of time to change and they need a specific skilled person to do the job compared to the home floor buffers.

Examples include:

  • High-speed floor buffer
  • Ride on floor buffer
  • Types of the floor for buffing such as heavy duty floor buffer, tile floor buffer machine, buffer for laminate floors

Floor Buffer Maintenance

For optimal floor buffing, you must ensure the machine is in good working condition, you must maintain the machine at all times. The maintenance process varies depending on the floor buffing machine type.

Here are some quick tips:

Check the floor buffer machine parts – these may include floor buffer heads, floor buffer brushes, floor buffer motors, etc. Always replace worn-out parts only with those recommended by the manufacturer.

Check for floor buffer overheating – whether you are using an electric buffer for floors or battery-operated floor buffers, you check for any loose connection that may cause spark and overheating. Also, lubricating moving parts to prevent excessive friction is an important floor buffer maintenance procedure.

Adopt recommended floor buffer troubleshooting procedures – always review the user manual to know the recommended corrective measure for any buffer for floor.

As a general rule, always clean the floor buffer pads, including the entire surface of the machine. All electrical connections and parts must be free from water or moisture.

Things like pad holders as a major component of floor buffing are removed from the floor machine cleaned and stored. Maintenance of the machine should be done frequently by greasing the motor when required, and checking plugs if they are still in shape. If the plugs are worn out they need to be replaced before the next buffing jobs. The battery should be filled and cleaned by doing all this increases the life span of the machine.

Choosing Floor Buffer Pads

Floor Buffer Pad
Floor Buffer Pad

There are many types or grades of floor buffer pads. In most cases, most floor buffing machine manufacturers provide a floor buffer pad color chart that will help you choose a suitable buffing accessory.

Usually choosing a buffing pad will depend on the following key variables:

  • Dirt, or contaminant
  • Nature of the floor surface
  • Desired operation, for instance, buffing requires 175 to 600 rpm
  • Design of the machine

Application of Floor Buffer

A floor buffer is used to make the surface smooth and clean as possible. This can be archived when:

  • Stripping floors
  • Removal of grout and stains when tile cleaning
  • Timber and marble floor cleaning
  • Scrubbing floors
  • Cleaning carpets (bonnet system)
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