Ultimate Guide Of Best Floor Buffers

Are You Looking to Buy Best Floor Buffer?

Here is the ultimate guide about floor buffers. You can learn lot of things about floor buffers using this guide. Floor buffer or rotary floor machine is not a new equipment. People are using floor buffers since many years. It is also called floor polisher or floor burnisher when its speed over 1000 rpm . Mainly floor buffers use to clean non carpet floors. If your house floor made from hardwood, marble or tile, you are the ideal person to buy floor buffer.

Ok, let’s get started. Here is the quick comparison of floor polishers and buffers for home use.

Quick Comparison Of Top 10 Best Floor buffers

NameOreck ORB550MCKoblenz RM-1715Clarke CFP™ Pro 20HDPowr-Flite C1600-3KCD 17 Floor machine
Amp / Voltage 5.4 Amp / 110V110V13 Amp / 110V120 V120V/220V
Pad Size13 Inches17 Inches20 Inches20 Inches17 Inch
Weight24 Pounds82 Pounds123 Pounds101 pounds 107 Pounds
Horsepower3/4 HP1.5 HP1.5 HP1.5 HP1.5 HP
Speed175 RPM175 RPM175 RPM1600 RPM175 RPM
Warranty1 Year3 Years3 Years2 Years 5 Years
Rating
Price
NameViper Cleaning DR2000DCMercury L-17E Lo-BoyKoblenz TP 2010Powr-Flite M2000-3Karcher BR30/4
Karcher Floor Scrubber Drier/Polisher BR30/4
Amp / Voltage15 A / 110V15A / 115V110V120 V230V
Pad Size20 Inches 17 Inches20 Inches20 Inches12 Inches
Weight90 Pounds 106 Pounds99 Pounds89 Pounds26 Pounds
Horsepower1.5 HP1.5 HP1 HP1.5 HP1 HP
Speed2000 RPM175 RPM175 RPM2000 RPM1450 RPM
Warranty3 Years1 Year1 Year1 Year2 Years
Rating
Price

Floor Buffers help us to cleaning hardwood, marble or tile floors very easily. Unless, It is very tough job to do manually and consume lot of time to get shining floor. Modern Floor buffers help us to not only floor buffing but also Cleaning, Scrubbing, stripping, waxing and polishing of floors.

There are various types of floor buffer machines for different applications. For domestic usage, We can use smaller floor buffers and Commercial Usage we can use powerful industrial floor buffers. According to your application, You can choose low speed, high speed or dual speed floor buffers. Because, Prices vary with the features and powerful of floor buffers. Here is the main types of floor buffers currently available.

  1. Low Speed Standard Floor Buffers
  2. High Speed Floor Machines (Dual Speed)
  3. Oscillating Floor Machines
  4. High Speed Burnishers

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Low Speed Floor Buffers (175 RPM)

Koblenz RM-1715Normally, Low Speed Floor Buffers are used for polishing, scrubbing and tripping any type of floors such as concrete, tile, hardwood wood floors. Generally, Standard Low Speed Floor Buffers comes with polishing pad diameter size range of 13 inch, 17 inch and 20 inch.

If your home floor area less than 2000 squire feet and have many obstacles, Floor polishing diameter 13 inch  – 17 inch floor buffers ideal for stripping, scrubbing, and polishing. Larger diameter floor machines size of 17 inch  – 20 inch are used for scrubbing, stripping, screening wood floors and polishing floors in a large open places, classrooms, hospitals, gymnasium floor, Hotels and open corridors.

ProsCons
  • Can be use for any types of floor care works such as stripping, scrubbing, and polishing
  • Can be use for carpet cleaning works
  • Available to buy 13, 15, 17, 20 inch Polishing Pad sizes
  • Ideal for home usage
  • Less Price
  • Very Easy to control
  • Great for wood floors

  • Low Speed
  • Operation time is higher than high speed floor buffers
  • Not suitable for large or open space floors
  • Not suitable for hard floor buffing
  • Speed changing option not available

High Speed Floor Machines (Dual Speed)(175-300 RPM)

High Speed Floor Buffers are suitable for scrubbing and polishing hard floors. Also, It is best way to clean hardwood floors. Speed Floor Buffers have ability to scrubbing floors faster than standard low speed floor buffers. Many Dual Speed Floor Buffers comes with 20 inch diameter polishing pad.

ProsCons
  • Floor Machine can be running two speeds
  • Spray Buffing
  • Suitable for Large Floor area scrubbing
  • Price is higher than Traditional Floor Buffers

Oscillating Floor Machines ( 1750 RPM)

The Oscillating Floor Machines are the latest invention of floor buffers. They comes as rectangular shape floor machines. These Oscillating floor machines ideal for chemical free scrubbing and stripping. Normally, The Square Strip Oscillating / Orbital floor machines comes with high RPM heavy duty 1.5 HP motor. Because, It has ability to create high oscillation rate such as 2,400 per minutes. Also, It rectangular shape allow users to scrubbing squire corner floors very easily than round floor buffers.

ProsCons
  • Ideal for Chemical Free scrubbing
    / stripping of most floors
  • Ability to remove multiple layers of finish, without using chemicals
  • Comes with Heavy Duty high RPM motor
  • Very Easy To Use
  • Price is High

High Speed Burnishers (1500-2500 RPM)

Ultra Speed Floor Buffers  which rotates 10 times more than regular floor buffers are called high speed burnishers. These High Speed Burnishers have ability to rotate speed of 2500 RPM. Normally, High speed burnishers comes with 20 inch diameter polishing pad. Also, It has lightweight and very easy to operate.  Burnishers have fixed rear wheels that remain in contact with the floor while in use. The normal mode of operation is in a straight line pass with overlapping of 10 percent.

ProsCons
  • Suitable For any types of floors
  • High speed scrubbing or polishing
  • Ideal for large space floor areas such as hospitals, offices, indoor play ground,..etc.
  • Lightweight Design
  • Easy to Operate
  • Price is High
  • More maintenance needed than standard floor buffers