How to Choose the Right Floor Scrubber

Floor scrubbers are an excellent way of cleaning a large area of hard flooring, but with so many on the market, it can be hard to decide which type to buy. If you think carefully about your needs however you should not find it difficult to choose the right scrubber. Here are some things to think about before buying.


One of the first things you should consider is whether you want a model that runs on a battery or one that will need to be plugged into an electricity supply. Battery scrubbers will be easier to use, particularly on a large area, as you will not have to worry about the power cord getting in the way. However, they are likely to be a little more expensive than electric ones.

Ride-on or walk-behind

Whether you want a floor scrubber you can ride or one that you walk behind will depend upon the type of area you are trying to clean. Ride-on scrubbers are ideal for large premises that do not have many obstructions or hard-to-reach places. If you are working in awkward-shaped areas with narrow aisles or alcoves, then you may find that a walk-behind scrubber will be more versatile and easier to work with.

Ease of use

It is worth trying out the scrubber to find out how easy it is to use. If you find it difficult to manoeuvre or awkward to steer, then you should consider a simpler model. You do not want to finish up with a scrubber that no one will use because it is too complicated. You should also make sure that the scrubber does not obscure the view of the person operating it so that there is no risk of accident due to an inability to see what is ahead.


Finally, you should consider what attachments you need to go with the scrubber. You may find that you need different brushes to go underneath it, according to the type of surface you are cleaning. You may also find that you need softer attachments such as sponges or squeegees to mop up spillages. These may have to be bought separately, although they may also be sold with the machine.

If you need any advice, your first of port of call should be your local seller or hire company, which will be happy to help you buy the right scrubber for your needs.