The History of Floor Cleaning Machines

In the early 1900’s, around the same time that vacuums were introduced, electric powered floor cleaning machines, called divided-weight machines, were introduced. These machines were used for polishing and scrubbing floors; they moved in a push-pull manner & were equipped with vegetable fiber brushes. They were designed to carry the bulk of their weight on the rear wheels, which stayed on the floor while operating. Later, when it came to keeping wooden floors shiny wax was applied to the floors and then polished to a lustrous gleam with the machine. Divided-weight machines were slow and rather heavy, but not heavy enough to put the right amount pressure on the brush to optimize the performance of the machine. Nevertheless, using one of these machines took a lot less time and effort than manually washing the floor. Floor cleaning machine makers quickly realized that they needed to develop a machine with more pad pressure to get the best buffing and scrubbing results…this is how the swing machine came into creation. Unlike the rear weighted divided-weight machine, the swing machines weight was centered & its rear wheels lifted off the floor during operation. These machines were difficult to maneuver and users often lost control of them, leaving the machine to run into the nearest wall or any other object in its path. It took a lot of training to learn how to properly operate a swing machine correctly. Not surprisingly, this seemingly erratic machine was bound for more improvements and before long the 175 rpm electric buffer appeared.

In the late 1950’s the first variable and high speed machines arrived. Rotation could be adjusted to between 175 to 350 rpm, by the operator. These machines were very popular in the 1960’s when manufacturers started selling different varieties of floor finishes that resulted in a high gloss shine when cleaned by a floor machine with fast rotation. By the 1970’s rotation speeds were up to between 750 and 1000 rpm’s. However, floor pads and floor finishes were not designed to withstand the increased rotation speed. Therefore, the floor pads deteriorated quickly and certain floor finishes would crack or break. After a few years of trial and error, pads and floor finishes that could withstand between 1500 and 2000 rpm’s were developed.

Jump ahead to today and there is a wide range of machines available for industrial and commercial floor cleaning purposes. From ride on and walk behind floor sweepers and scrubbers to burnishers, wide area vacuums and all purpose floor cleaning machines, there is currently a machine for almost every application. These machines are incredibly effective and efficient, with companies constantly coming out with new and innovative technologies and cleaning solutions.

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Priced Right Cleaning Equipment Inc., has become the most frequently shopped, new and refurbished floor cleaning equipment retailer across Canada. We offer a unique mix of top-brand name commercial and industrial floor cleaning equipment, services, parts and accessories at budget prices. If you’re able to provide our business with gently used, low-hour floor cleaning equipment, register as a supplier today!

SUPPLIER REQUIREMENTS
Floor Cleaning Machines Ontario will pick up equipment at the suppliers location(s) however, we often require the cooperation of suppliers in
packing and crating their goods for transport. Please contact us for information on our packaging requirements. The goal of our packaging
standards is to ensure equipment moves from the supplier’s facility to our warehouse in the best possible condition through safe and efficient
handling.

QUALIFYING A SUPPLIER
Before floor cleaning equipment can be purchased from a supplier/seller it must first be qualified by a Floor Cleaning Machines Ontario
appraiser. In addition,Floor Cleaning Machines Ontario, a division of Priced Right Cleaning Equipment Inc., will require a Supplier
Information Registration Form to be completed.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

HOW DOES A FLOOR SCRUBBER WORK?

Automatic floor scrubbers have either a rotary (disk) or cylindrical scrubbing head and an automatic system for dispensing water and then vacuuming it up. So, in one pass, a user can automatically apply water and cleaning solution to the floor, scrub the floor clean of soils and then pick up the dirty solution with the vacuum and squeegee attachment at the back of the machine.

FLOOR SCRUBBERS can deep clean almost any hard floor surface in significantly less time than it takes with traditional cleaning methods. Automatic floor scrubbers clean, preserve and protect your floors every time you use them.

FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES ONTARIO sells top-name floor scrubbing machines in both walk behind and ride-on types. Walk behind floor scrubbers range from 17” to 36” and riders start at 26” and go up to 50+” in size.

For the best deals on new and refurbished floor scrubbers give us a call at 416-670-5115 or toll-free at 1-877-941-1120

WHAT ARE YOUR BEST SELLING FLOOR SCRUBBERS?

TENNANT 5680 (DISK)

The Tennant 5680 is the one of the most popular industrial walk-behind units we sell.

The power and performance of the 5680 scrubber makes it a desirable machine for many different applications and floor types. It is also one of the few automatic floor scrubbers that come with 2 wheel drive, a huge advantage on slick, finished floors.

TENNANT 5700 (CYLINDRICAL)

The TENNANT 5700 also comes with a cylindrical brush which can sweep while scrubbing concurrently.​

The 5700 features variable speed traction drive, large tanks, adjustable scrub head down pressure, height adjustable operator console, battery condition gauge and more. Contact FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES ONTARIO for more information.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?

We sell floor scrubbers, floor sweepers, parts & accessories across Canada. Including massive VANCOUVER, GTA, ONTARIO, ONTARIO, QUEBEC, ONTARIO, NOVA SCOTIA, MANITOBA, SASKATHEWAN, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEWFOUNDLAND, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, MONTREAL & OTTAWA. GET NAME BRAND FLOOR SCRUBBERS & SWEEPERS in VANCOUVER & ABROAD. BUY NEW OR CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED...A SMART CHOICE! ​

"Where budget meets quality!"

DO YOU OFFER FLOOR SCRUBBER & FLOOR SWEEPER RENTALS?

We do! We have a huge fleet of FLOOR CLEANING MACHINE & EQUIPMENT [RENTALS]. These include name-brand, budget priced, floor scrubbers, floor sweepers, floor scrubber-sweepers, wide-area vacuums, carpet extractors and propane burnishers. We rent top name-brand, budget priced, floor scrubbers, floor sweepers, floor scrubber-sweepers, vacuums and propane burnishers. We rent throughout VANCOUVER, MILTON, MISSISSAUGA, NEWMARKET, BARRIE, AURORA, GUELPH, MARKHAM, OSHAWA, BRAMPTON, HAMILTON, CAMBRIDGE, NORTH YORK, KITCHENER, OAKVILLE, VAUGHAN, NIAGRA REGION, PEEL-REGION, GEORGINA, RICHMOND-HILL, HALTON, ACTON and beyond!​

DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICE & FLOOR MACHINE PARTS​?

Service call? No problem! FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES ONTARIO is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality of service and support to keep their machines running at peak performance. With over 100 years of combined experience, our technicians provide the highest quality of service and attention to detail in our industry. We offer:

-Highly skilled, professional Service Representatives

-Parts & Service

-Responsive mobile service capabilities

-Extensive parts inventory on service trucks and in our local parts warehouse

WHAT DOES YOUR FLOOR CLEANING EQUIPMENT REFURBISHMENT PROCESS CONSIST OF?

WHAT LOCAL AREAS DO YOU COVER?

AJAX, AURORA, BRAMPTON, BROCK, BURLINGTON, GEORGINA, HALTON HILLS, MARKHAM, NEWMARKET, MILTON, MISSISSAUGA, NEWMARKET, OAKVILLE, OSHAWA, PICKERING, RICHMOND HILL,VANCOUVER, VAUGHAN, WHITBY, WHITCHURCH-STOUVILLE.

DO YOU SELL REFURBISHED TENNANT FLOOR SCRUBBERS & SWEEPERS?

WE DO! WE SELL USED TENNANT & NOBLES FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES INCLUDING NAMES LIKE THE TENNANT T5, TENNANT 5680, TENNANT 5700, TENNANT T3, TENNANT M20, TENNANT M30, TENNANT T15, TENNANT M20, TENNANT T300, TENNANT S20, TENNANT T350, TENNNAT T500, TENNANT M17, TENNANT T20, TENNANT M30, TENNANT S9, TENNANT T16, TENNANT T17 & MORE!

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Our Lowest Price Guarantee ensures that you get the best price on all of our floor cleaning machines and related products. Should you find the same machine at a lower price elsewhere in Canada, FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES ONTARIO will beat it by 5% and give you free cleaning solution to go with your order. Simply tell us which competitor is offering the lower price; we will verify the price and that the item is in stock.

Contact us today @ 1-877-941-1120 for your floor cleaning machine!

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