If your floors are your pride and joy, then you really want to show them off. But, there’s nothing worse that floors that look dirty or just plain old. Home floor care machines not only clean your floors, but some even buff and polish them. This helps you bring your floors back to their former glory.
But, before you run out and simply buy a home floor care machine, you need to know what to look for. Some brands are better than others. And, you need to always purchase a machine that will do the job for which you are seeking.
The Oreck Orbiter is for bare floors and carpet. It scrubs your carpet to remove stains, oil and grease. It also polishes, waxes and refinishes wood or bare floors. Use this cleaner to bring marble floors back to their original state. Use this machine for deep carpet cleaning to remove built-in or ground-in dirt and stains. Refinish and polish stone flooring. The Oreck Orbiter features brushes that move in random rotations. It has a long shaft that ends in rubber-coated handles. The rubber coating increases comfort and control. This product is safe for wood floors, laminate, stone, tile and slate. Oreck offers a five year warranty on the motor. This machine is strictly for consumers looking to clean their floors.
The Mercury Lo-Boy comes with to 6 inch wheels, which makes it easy to across surfaces. The housing is made of aluminum, and it comes with a 66 frame, 1.5 horsepower motor. Rubber runs around the base of the machine to protect your baseboards from damage. This machine is for cleaning bare floors, especially laminate. It has two handles at the top, and all the controls are on the handles. The handles are adjustable and rubber coated. The maximum brush speed is 175 revolutions per minute (RPM). The Mercury Lo-Boy weighs between 96 and 105 pounds depending on the model. Lo-Boy has a variety of different models for different jobs, ranging from consumer to professional use.
TASKI Swingo 150 by Diversey is ergonomically designed floor cleaning machines with adjustable speed settings. All the controls are color coded so that you don’t confuse them. This system comes with the Diversey Dry Foam Carpet Care System, which helps the floor dry faster than standard machines. In combination with the cleaner, it helps add shine to your floors. This is a corded machine, which means that you must keep it connected to a power supply while it is in operation. It comes with a squeegee to suck up additional water. TASKI Swingo 150 by Diversey is a compact machine designed for congested areas. This machine is designed for industry professionals, but it’s worth the investment if you have a large house or if you need to frequently clean your floors.
While you have to order some of these machines from specialty companies or directly from the manufacturer, you can get others from your local hardware or home improvement store.