How to use a Floor scrubber for cleaning

How to use a Floor scrubber for cleaning

A floor scrubber is a cleaning machine that can efficiently and effectively clean floors, replacing traditional mops and buckets. They apply a cleaning chemical or solution to the floor and scrub it aggressively. The floor is then dried in one pass, allowing for a much faster cleaning process, as square footage can be cleaned per hour using the floor scrubber.

When using floor scrubbing machines such as the MigCraft Electric Floor Scrubber, ensure that the floors are swept or dry-mopped first to remove any debris that could damage the machine. If there's a significant amount of dust or dirt left behind, it can cause the squeegee to wear out more quickly and damage the brush or pad driver. Wet dirt can also create problems when cleaning, as the mud can spread around and become more difficult to remove. Learn more on how to use floor scrubbers below.

Before using a floor scrubber, there are several steps that you should take first to have the best results in cleaning floors as well as a reduction of any potential damage to the machine.

1. Provide sufficient Battery for the Job

Make sure the floor scrubber batteries are adequately charged before beginning the job and it's only recommended to charge when necessary as charging too frequently can diminish the battery lifespan.

2. Properly Get rid of Debris by sweeping

For a thorough clean, make sure you sweep or dry mop your floors before using a squeegee - this will remove any debris that could damage the squeegee or cause additional wear and tear. If there is a significant amount of dust or dirt, it's best to wet mop the area first so the mud doesn't spread and becomes more difficult to remove.

3. Use the appropriate Cleaning solution for your floor type

Once you've completed the above steps, you'll want to fill up the automatic scrubber solution tank with your desired cleaning solution - usually a neutral cleaner for best results on sealed floors, or an alkaline cleaner for concrete. Then, turn the machine on and adjust the settings to your desired preferences.

4. Connect the brush

The brush attaches easily to the floor scrubber with a spin-on and spin-off brush system. Lower the squeegee and begin scrubbing the floor.

5. Pre-scrub your Floor

To ensure a deep clean, you may want to consider running the scrubber twice - first with just cleaning solution and then again with the squeegee up off the floor. This will help to loosen any dirt or grime that may be clinging to the surface.

6. Distribute water inside the brush

The automatic floor scrubber does a great job at cleaning floors. First, it distributes water inside the brush to make better use of the cleaning solution. Then, the squeegee and the scrubber's built-in powerful vacuum system will recover the water and distribute it to the recovery tank. This process leaves floors dry immediately.

What types of floor scrubbers are available on the market?

A wide variety of Floor scrubbers are available in the marketplace, making it difficult to determine which scrubber best fits your unique application. When choosing floor scrubbers, the main criteria to consider are the cleaning width, the speed of the machine, the tank size, and the battery run time. When going through the criteria mentioned earlier, you should first identify the amount of square footage you need to clean and the desired amount of time spent cleaning.

Tikweld welding supplies and services have an extensive range to help you select the "right size" scrubber for any application. Whether you want a walk-behind scrubber or a ride-on scrubber, a cylindrical head or a disc, a brush or a pad, Tikweld has it all. In areas with larger square footage, ride-on floor scrubbers are ideal as they are consistent in speed. With the ability to sit while cleaning, the operator will not slow down, and the machine will require fewer breaks.

1. The Migcraft floor scrubber 2350W 1160mm

Floor Scrubber

Technical Specifications of MigCraft Electric Floor Scrubber Machine

  • Machine Type: Floor Scrubber
  • Core Components: Engine, Motor
  • Use: Descaling / Stripping
  • Cleaning Process: Solvent Cleaning
  • Cleaning Type: Clean-In-Place (CIP)
  • Material: Plastic
  • Power: 2350W
  • Dimension(L*W*H): 1600*930*1320mm
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Brush Motor: 2*550W
  • Package Size: 1640*970*1390mm
  • Drive Motor: 600W
  • Walking Speed: 0-6.8KM
  • Squeegee Width: 1160mm
  • Vacuum Motor: 600W
  • Machine Only: 380kg/420kg
  • Water Flow: 5.0L/Min

2. The Migcraft Floor scrubber 800mm 30kg

Floor scrubber machine

Technical Specifications of MigCraft Floor Scrubber Machine

  • Cleaning Process: Cold Water Cleaning
  • Dimension(L*W*H): 1180*590*1030
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Brush diameter(mm): 500
  • Brush Motor(V/W): 24/500
  • Width of Suction head (mm): 800
  • Brush rpm: 166
  • Brush Pressure(kg): 30
  • Tank: 55
  • Forward Speed(km/h): 4

Why should you consider adding commercial floor scrubbers to your cleaning equipment inventory?

Many benefits come from using floor scrubbers. They can leave your floors much more clean and dry than using a mop and bucket, which helps to prevent the risk of slips and falls within your facility, as well as an improved appearance. They clean much faster than mops and buckets, and it is easy to find the perfect one for your unique cleaning needs. Whether you need a compact walk-behind scrubber to clean narrow spaces, such as your hallways or entryways, or a large ride-on scrubber to clean larger surface areas, such as a garage or an entire school, there is a machine on the market that is perfect for you.


The use of floor scrubbers for cleaning is vital in organizations that wish to achieve a more hygienic environment. At Tikweld welding supplies and services, we have a wide range of floor scrubbers which makes it easier to find a scrubber that fits your specific application depending on the square footage needing to be cleaned and how fast you want to do it. Now that we have learned how to use floor scrubbers for cleaning, it will prolong the lifetime and improve the effectiveness of your floor scrubber.

To learn more about our Migcraft floor scrubbers and other cleaning equipment, click here to contact someone about scheduling a demonstration.

8th Jan 2023 Emiliana Chiaha

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