There are a variety of Automatic Floor Scrubber Head Types. Over the years, the automatic floor scrubber head types have evolved. The scrub head is where the work really gets done. The most common scrubber head types are disk, cylindrical, and square oscillating (also known as “orbital”). Each can be very useful when it comes to getting a floor clean, but depending on what type of floor you need cleaned, selecting the right one can make the task much easier.
Disk Automatic Scrubber
Disk Floor Scrubber Heads: The disk scrub head is the most common type. This traditional style consists of either a single or double rotating disk that uses a floor pad or brush to agitate the dirt on the floor.
Because of the wide variety of pads and brushes available, disk floor scrubbers can be used for general cleaning, deep scrubbing and even stripping floors. Floor pads can be easily replaced and are relatively inexpensive.
Brushes are also an option and have many different uses. A brush is a good option when cleaning uneven surfaces such as ceramic tile or concrete. The bristles can get deep into the uneven floor surface better than a flat pad.
Cylindrical Automatic Scrubbers
A Cylindrical Floor Scrubber Head: This brush type is another option for your automatic scrubber. These usually have a cylindrical brush that sits horizontally under the machine. Because the brush rotates down toward the floor rather than across the surface, as with the disk, these make a good option for uneven surfaces. Many of these have 2 brushes that counter rotate so that they can get into grout lines from multiple directions. Because the brushes are usually very durable, they tend to last.
Square Oscillating Scrubbers
Square Floor Scrubber Heads: This newer style of square scrubbers are making a big impact on the floor care industry. When used with a special stripping pad, square scrubber heads are able to strip floor finish from a floor without the use of a chemical floor stripper. They also work great for cleaning vinyl tile floors regularly. The standard types of floor pads, such as red, white, blue and black are available in the square format. Because these scrubber heads oscillate very quickly, they apply more agitation to the floor and thus more cleaning power.
Like any device, choosing the right floor scrubber head depends on the job that needs to be done. Should you need any help in evaluating the type of floor you need cleaned, call or email us. All assistance is without charge and comes with a smile! We love what we do.