If you have not heard, square scrubber stripping is taking the floor care world by storm. Because they simplify the removal of floor finish, many building service contractors are finding that there is a great opportunity to improve profits. These oscillating floor machines mechanically remove floor finish, rather than using messy chemical strippers, making the floor refinishing process much faster, safer and easier.
Faster Floor Stripping
Using a surface prep pad that is very course, the high-speed oscillating head of the square floor scrubber grinds off the plastic layers of floor finish. Setup is a breeze. Simple put the pad on the square floor scrubber. Plug in the machine. Start stripping the floor.
Safer Floor Stripping
Everyone who has had to strip floors the old fashioned way knows that stripper is slippery. The layers of finish soak up the liquid stripper and start to slide as they dissolve. Many floor care professionals has war stories about slipping and falling. Square floor scrubbers don’t dissolve the old finish, so you always have solid footing
There is also the odor from the stripper. With chemical strippers, the V.O.C.’s can be a breathing hazard. With square floor scrubbers, there is no harmful chemicals, so no odor. Using a backpack vacuum will keep the dust under control or you can also use it wet, to completely eliminate dust all together.
Easier Floor Stripping
You cannot strip a floor with traditional methods without knowing exactly what you are doing. I have seen many floors ruined by inexperience. Not to mention the time that it takes to learn how to do it the right way. Square floor scrubbers are easier to operate that a standard single disk scrubber. The motion of the scrub head makes the machine extremely easy to move around. There is a very small learning curve!
The Square Scrubber Stripping Video
I made this video to show you how easy it is to strip floor finish with a square floor scrubber. Take a look and let me know your thoughts!