Choosing the right floor pad saves you time and money. Using the wrong floor pad could result in permanent surface scarring and costly repairs. Below are some basics on the best floor pad for the right application.
Industry Standard Pad Colours
Industry standards in floor pad colour have been established to differentiate the pad for the appropriate use and provide the best results. While a manufacturer may use their own colour codes for a specific task, the general rule of thumb is the darker the colour of the pad, the coarser the pad is.
||A non-aggressive pad for polishing a clean dry floor.|
||A conventional multi-purpose pad for wet and dry buffing and daily cleaning.|
||Moderate scrubbing pad for scrub and recoat applications. Also for light wet spray cleaning of floors prior to burnishing and polishing.|
||A Heavy-duty, deep scrubbing pad is ideal for scrub and recoat applications. Removes worn or damaged floor finish.|
||Slightly less aggressive wet stripping pad. Quickly cuts through old finish, dirt and grime buildup. High resilience helps to conform to uneven floors.|
||Aggressive, heavy-duty pad for wet stripping performance. Quickly cuts through old finish, dirt and grime buildup. High resilience helps conform to uneven floors.|
||Highly abrasive and tear-resistant for maximum stripping power. Quickly cuts through the old finish and build up. Durable and tough for increased efficiency.|
||Aggressive, heavy-duty pad for maximum wet stripping performance. Quickly cuts through the old finish, dirt and build up.|
||Soft pad for a deep and lasting shine. Soft binders with a fine synthetic fiber create a “super soft” pad for dry burnishing. Use where burnishing is required on a frequent basis for more time between coatings.|
||This exceptional floor pad effectively combines natural hair and fiber in a new, advanced way, bringing out the gloss on softer, more buffable floor finishes quickly and easily. It is the ultimate UHS Burnisher tool.|
||A blend of synthetic fibers and natural hair. This pad lasts longer with the added benefit of the lubricating effect of a hair pad and rubberized binder.|
||A natural hair burnishing pad with a binder that is hard and aggressive. Ideal for electric and battery-powered machines up to 3,000RPM.|
Written By: AML Staff