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Why use an Industrial Ride on Floor Sweeper?

Why use an Industrial Ride on Floor Sweeper?

Industrial ride on floor sweepers are designed for vast sweeping tasks to clean large areas effectively and efficiently with minimal effort, ensuring the person responsible is able to get the premium results from every work shift. Industrial sweepers remove all kinds of detritus (debris & dust) from the floor. A ride on sweeper offers a cost effective way to clean the outdoor grounds of a business place, which would normally take forever to clean manually using a brush. Using a sit on floor sweeper reduces time required to clean large areas, and can guarantee to bring satisfactory results.

Reasons to choose a Sit on Floor Sweeper:

  1. The area/path that the sweeper drives over is all cleaned all in one pass.
  2. Dust-Free Operation!
  3. No more manual travailing behind a sweeping brush.
  4. High productivity being operated with a combustion engine or battery.
  5. Topfloor ride on sweepers are in fitted with large brushes for faster cleaning, and large waste containers to ensure the user can continue using the sweeper for a long period of time.
  6. This cleaning equipment makes cleaner/maintenance worker’s job easier and faster. It completes the task in shorter period of time which would have taken many hours to clean manually using broom.
  7. Efficient process: regular broom cleaning does not collect all the dust and dirt whereas using a ride on floor sweeper accumulates everything in one single swipe.
  8. Long term benefits of owning a sit on floor sweeper:

a. Lower cost to either hire/purchase.
b. Easy to maintain.
c. Fewer wear items.
d. Simple to operate.
e. Great with light, medium & heavy debris.

9. Topfloor ride-on industrial sweepers are effective, durable and easy to manoeuvre in many applications, such as:

• Construction Sites
• Education Facilities
• Manufacturing Facilities
• Warehouse & Distribution Centres

Spending excessive time in cleaning large spaces regularly that demand a lot on labour results in being a cost to a company, rather than a benefit. Therefore, Crescent Industrial Ltd strongly advise organisations to invest in the rental or purchase of sit on industrial floor sweeping machines.

For more details on the benefits of the Topfloor Ride-On Sweepers, take a look:

A range of professional floor cleaning products from Topfloor that are designed to deal with the often complex issue of floor cleaning are available today. Ample support and advice is also readily available to ensure you get the best results from the extensive range of floor cleaning machines.

Contact us today to request a demonstration on a Topfloor Sit-On Sweeper.

The Complete Guide to Walk Behind Floor Scrubber-Dryer

The Complete Guide to Walk Behind Floor Scrubber-Dryer

Industrial pedestrian floor scrubber-dryers are a vital tool in offering a business the most efficient way of scrubbing and cleaning hard floors in all medium to larger sized facility. Just one pass over the floor and it is absolutely clean and completely ready to be walked on. You can get a wide range of walk behind floor scrubbers to suit all types of floor care needs.
Benefits

• Greater Productivity

Floor scrubber also offer greater cleaning productivity than the conventional mop and bucket method. Nothing can match the power, performance and effectiveness of a floor scrubber dryer machine. They are designed to remove dirt in a hassle-free manner, therefore there is no need for manual labour when removing heavy grease from hard floors in the workplace.

• Easy to use

All walk-behind scrubber-dryers have been designed so they are easy to use. In other words, they are extremely simple to operate and don’t require any intense physical labour. They clean a larger surfaces quickly. Hence, it’s no exaggeration to say that these heavy-duty floor cleaning machines can assist you in achieving a cleaner floor much faster and with ease, while increasing productivity.

• Applications

Moreover, walk behind scrubbers can be used in applications with ramps, inclines or even buildings that include an elevator. They can offer greater flexibility for use on all types of floor plans in many industry types, such as:

They are also known as self-propelled walk-behind floor scrubber dryers. Using walk behind scrubber dryers is a more economic option for cleaning a building that has less cleaning coverage needs. It is among the most innovative type of floor cleaning equipment that is available in the market.

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Crescent Industrial supply high-quality floor cleaning equipment, including walk behind scrubber dryers. You can have a look at their wide range of products and find a floor cleaning machine that best suits the requirements of your workplace.

Preparation

Preparation

Preparation with a Topfloor Oscillating Orbital Floor Cleaner…

 

The Topfloor Oscillating Floor Cleaning method is ideal for preparing surfaces!
Examples include sanding/roughening a coated floor and removing coatings or glue residue. The machines are also often used to prepare PVC floors or remove an old PU finish so that a new finish can be applied. For this, we use bonded diamond pads, aluminum oxide pads, open-structure pads and sanding paper. For preparation work, the choice of weight is often decisive for the speed and quality of the work. A higher pressure often gives a better result.

Since preparation work is often carried out dry, we recommend using the Dust Control Vacuum with the Splash & Dust Guard.

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Type of floorProcessPadWeights
Coated concrete
concrete
PVC floor
cast floor
etc.
Grinding and roughening hard surfaces
(very abrasive)
Sia Sandpaper 100 grit 4 to 6 sets
Grinding and roughening hard surfaces (abrasive)Diamant pad Red 4 to 6 sets
Removing PU
(very abrasive)
 Sia Sandpaper 100 grit 4 sets
Removing PU (abrasive) Diamant pad Red 4 tot 6 sets
Removing PU
(slightly abrasive)
 Strip Alu pad 4 tot 6 sets
Removing glue residue
(very abrasive)
 Sia Sandpaper 60 grit 4 tot 6 sets
Sanding & Finishing

Sanding & Finishing

Sanding & Finishing with a Topfloor Oscillating Orbital Floor Cleaner…

The oscillating floor cleaning method makes it possible for a professional cleaner to treat a wooden floor. Thanks to the perfect balance and consistent pressure and movement, the risk of damage or of the method not being performed correctly are considerably reduced. Oscillating floor cleaning machines can be used to clean, sand and finish wooden floors. Always use the Dust Control Vacuum together with the Splash and Dust Guard to work without creating dust into the atmosphere to protect people from inhaling the dust.

Cleaning

In general, using the oscillating floor cleaning method requires less water than other methods. That is certainly an advantage for wooden floors, since they are often sensitive to moisture. Depending on how dirty the floor is, use either the Soft Micropad or the Hard Micropad to clean the floor. Moisten the pad until it is damp. Use the pad to clean approximately 40 m2/47.9yd2 and then turn it over. After use, the pads can be washed (make sure not to use a softening agent).

Sanding

Sanding wooden floors is a very specialist task. The Topfloor Oscillating machines make this task a lot easier. The stability of the movement, the pressure and the performance make it reasonably easy to sand a wooden floor.

Finishing

After sanding, the machine can be used to distribute and rub in various oils and waxes. A big advantage of the Topfloor Oscillating machines is that they cause less splashing. It is also possible to use the Diamond pads to mechanically seal the wood.

Type of floorVervuilingPadWeights
Wooden floorsLightSoft Micro pad2 to 3 sets
HeavyHard Micro pad2 to 3 sets

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Type of floorProcessPadWeights
Wooden floorsSand lightlyStip Alu pad4 Sets
Sand (in 1 step)Sia Sandpaper P1004 to 6 sets
Sand (in 2 steps)1) Sia Sandpaper P60
2) Sia Sandpaper P120
4 to 6 sets
Finishing
(e.g. rubbing in oil)
Red or Pink2 to 3 sets
Renovation (in 4 steps)1) Sia Sandpaper P40
2) Sia Sandpaper P60
3) Sia Sandpaper P80
4) Sia Sandpaper P120
4 to 6 sets

 

Click here to view the range of Industrial Topfloor Oscillating Floor Scrubbers

Renovation, Polishing and Maintenance of (Natural) Stone

Renovation, Polishing and Maintenance of (Natural) Stone

Renovation, Polishing and Maintenance of (Natural) Stone with a Topfloor Oscillating Orbital Floor Cleaner…

 

The oscillating floor cleaner method is an extremely effective method for renovating, polishing and maintaining stone floors. It can be used to clean every type of stone floor. The method can be used to renovate, polish and clean all types of limestone. Examples include marble, Chinese hardstone, Belgian bluestone and terrazzo.

Cleaning
The oscillating floor cleaner method is a safe way of cleaning natural stone floors. Thanks to the effective movement, you only have to use water. You do not need to use any hazardous cleaning products.

Renovation
A natural stone floor can only be renovated if the tiles are made of limestone. To be sure that the surface to be renovated is limestone, we recommend first performing an acid test on a part of the floor that is not easily visible. Make sure you have clean water and a dry microfibre cloth available. Apply one drop of descaler (pH 1 or 2) to an area which is out of sight. If the product immediately turns white, collect it straight away with the cloth and then rinse and clean the area with water. If the product turns white, you know that the surface is limestone and that it can, therefore, be renovated and polished. If it does not turn white, the oscillating floor cleaner method can only be used to clean the surface.

Polishing
The last step in the renovation process is polishing. The oscillating floor cleaner method can be used to give the surface either a medium-gloss finish or a high-gloss finish.

Maintenance
After renovation, the floor can be cleaned every day using the pad that was last used during the renovation process. If the Diamond Green pad was used for finishing, then this pad should also be used for the daily cleaning of the floor. The pads are also available as 17” pads for use under a floor scrubber/drier. It is not necessary to use a cleaning product.

 

Type of floorProcesPadWeights
All calcareous stoneNormal (step 1, 3 – 6 times)Diamant pad White4 sets
Normal (step 2, 3 – 6 timesDiamant pad Yellow4 sets
Normal (step 3, 3 – 6 times)Diamant pad Green4 sets
Heavily contaminated/many scratches (3 – 6 times)

Diamant pad Red4 sets
High gloss

Diamant Super Gloss4 sets

Maintenance of renovated and polished surface (daily/weekly)

  • Pad laatste stap renovatie proces.
  • Of Diamand pad Green (zijdeglans)
  • Of Diamand Super Gloss (hoogglans)
2-4 sets
Periodic upgrade (3 – 6 times)

  •  Diamant pad Yellow
  • Diamant pad Green
4 sets

 

Use step 1 as the normal process. Then carry out the other 3 steps.
Carry out step 4 after the normal process.
It is not necessary to add a cleaning product.
For when the surface starts to become glazed, but does not have any deep scratches.
Top Stripping & Deep Stripping

Top Stripping & Deep Stripping

Top Stripping & Deep Stripping with a Topfloor Oscillating Orbital Floor Cleaner…

Strip up to four times faster using the Excentr method! Thanks to the 2,800 movements per minute and the high pad pressure, both top stripping and deep stripping have never been easier. The oscillating floor cleaner method allows you to dry-strip floors or to strip floors using only water or a traditional stripping agent.

When dry-stripping, you undoubtedly want to avoid the dust. We recommend you use the oscillating floor cleaner Splash & Dust Guard in combination with the Dust Control Vacuum. It stops the dust from swirling around and it sucks up around 50% of the dust on the floor. In some cases, the dry method has many advantages over wet methods. You have to use the pads with added diamond or aluminium oxide for stripping.

In our opinion, the wet methods are the most efficient. You use a minimum amount of water and no stripping agent. This has many advantages: no expensive stripper, no risk of burning or discolouring the surface, no need to neutralize the floor, no slippery floor, etc. You can choose to wet the floor first or you can apply the water directly from the Solution Tank. This method has many advantages compared to dry-stripping. The pad rinses itself and remains sharper for longer. Also, the wax that is removed floats on the water and can easily be removed with a wet vacuum cleaner as long as the floor remains wet. You have to use the pads with added diamond or aluminium oxide to strip correctly when not using a stripping agent.

The third option is the traditional method of stripping, using a solution of water and stripper. With this method, the solution is applied to the floor and allowed to penetrate, after which a hard, traditional pad is used to strip the surface. The main advantages of this method are speed, ease of use and the shape of machine that can be used.

Extreme layering or edges
In the case of an extreme layering or edges, the floor can first be stripped/ground with an open-structure grinding disc. Depending on the layering, use 60/80 grit or 100 grit to remove the first layers of polymer. Try to remove approximately 80% of the polymer. Next, use the method given above to ensure that you do not damage the floor with the open-structure grinding disc.

In the case of edges, you can cut the open-structure grinding disc to size along the long side and fit it on a normal stripping pad. Next, use the long side of the machine (sideways) to work along the edge so that only the edge is abrasively treated using the open-structure grinding disc.

Work carefully when using the methods described above. The surface may be damaged if you strip too far using the rough and abrasive open-structure grinding discs.

Type of floorStripping methodPadWeights
Linoleum, Marmoleum,
PVC
 Dry
  •  Strip Alu Pad
  • Diamant pad White
2 to 3 sets

 

Type of floorStripping methodPadWeights
Linoleum
Marmoleum
PVC
Dry
  • Strip Alu Pad
  • Diamant Pad White
4 to 6 sets
Wet (only water)
  • Strip Alu pad 
  • Diamant Pad White 
4 to 6 sets
Wet (with stripper)
  •  Diamant pad Yellow 
  • Topfloor Extreem Pad 
 4 to 6 sets
Problem floors
First, remove 80% of the polymer with a 60/80 grit or 100 grit open-structure grinding disc. Then, remove the
other 20% using the method described above. Grind any extreme edges with a 60/80 grit or 100 grit open-structure
grinding disc. Weight: 4-6 sets.