We’ve expanded!

We’ve had our sights set on expanding into Canada for
many years now.  As a result, we now provide sensibly priced like-new
Tennant floor cleaning machines across the whole of Canada.  Our areas
of coverage now include Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton), British Columbia
(Vancouver, Surrey),  Manitoba (Winnipeg, Brandon), New Brunswick
(Moncton, Saint John), Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s, Conception
Bay South), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife, Bay River), Nova Scotia
(Halifax, Sydney), Nunavut (Iqualuit, Arviat), Ontario (Toronto,
Ottawa), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Summerside), Quebec
(Montreal, Quebec), Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina), Yukon (Whitehorse,
Dawson City). Shopping more locally? Tennant Refurb Inc. is your
specialist in supplying commercial and industrial (Tennant brand) floor
cleaning machines, rentals, parts & service!   TENNANT REFURB INC.
provides floor care equipment for both inside floors and outdoor
surfaces. We offer new & used floor cleaning equipment, including floor
scrubbers, sweepers and their affiliated parts, more locally, in the
following regions…
Ajax, Amherstburg, Amprior, Atikokan, Aurora, Aylmer, Bancroft, Barrie,
Belleville, Blind River, Bracebridge,Bradford West Gwillimbury,
Brantford, Brockville, Bruce Mines, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge,
Carleton Place, Clarence-Rockland, Cobalt, Cobourg, Cochrane,
Collingwood, Cornwall, Deep River, Deseronto, Dryden, East Gwillimbury,
Elliot Lake, Englehart, Erin, Espanola, Essex, Fort Erie, Fort Frances,
Gananoque, Georgina, Goderich, Gore Bay, Grand Valley, Gravenhurst,
Greater Napanee, Greater Sudbury, Grimsby, Guelph, Haldimand County,
Halton Hills, Hamilton, Hanover, Hawkesbury, Hearst, Huntsville,
Kapuskasing, Kawartha Lakes, Kearney, Kenora, Kingston, Kingsville,
Kirkland, Kitchener, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Latchford, Laurentian Hills,
Lincoln, London, Marathon, Markham, Mattawa, Midland, Milton, Minto,
Mississauga, Mississippi Mills, Mono, Moosonee, New Tecumseth,
Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Norfolk County, North
Bay, Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Oakville, Orangeville,
Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Parry Sound, Pelham, Pembroke,
Penetanguishene, Perth, Petawawa, Peterborough, Petrolia, Pickering,
Plympton-Wyoming, Port Colborne, Prescott, Prince Edward County, Quinte
West, Rainy River, Renfrew, Richmond Hill, Sarnia, Saugeen Shores, Sault
Ste. Marie, Shelburne, Smiths Falls, Smooth Rock Falls, South Bruce
Peninsula, Spanish, St. Catharines, St. Marys, Stratford, St. Thomas,
Tecumseh, Temiskaming Shores, The Blue Mountains, Thessalon, Thorold,
Thunder Bay, Tillsonburg, Timmins, Toronto, Vaughan, Wasaga Beach,
Waterloo, Welland, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Windsor & Woodstock.

For like-new industrial Tennant floor sweepers and Tennant floor
scrubbers at surprisingly great prices, call Tennant Refurb Inc.

Top Floor Scrubber Manufacturers

Tennant Company is the best in its industry when it comes to
manufacturing and designing floor cleaning equipment.  Tennant Company
has multiple brands, worldwide, including Tennant, Nobles, Orbio, Alfa &
Green Machines.  They were founded by George H Tennant, in 1870 and
actually began as a woodworking business.  In 1932 they began
manufacturing floor cleaning machines.  They are credited with inventing
the first industrial power sweeper, equipped with vacuum and developing
the first ride-on scrubber, in 1970.  Tennant Company is very innovative
and has introduced many new technologies to increase the efficiency and
productivity of floor cleaning equipment.  These technologies include:
FaST® Foam-activated Scrubbing Technology for hard floor surfaces,
ReadySpace® rapid-drying carpet cleaning technology & ec-H2O™ Technology
that electrically converts water into an innovative cleaning solution.
Tennant Company is based out of Minneapolis, USA and is the market
leader in cleaning equipment.

Nilfisk is one of the top providers of cleaning equipment in the world.
Nilfisk is an independent company, headquartered in Brøndby, Denmark.
It was founded by Peder Andersen Fisker in 1906, as Fisker & Nielsen.
The biggest Nilfisk brands are Advance and Clarke, but their main global
brands are Nilfisk and Viper.   The company started off by producing
electrical engines but, in 1910 the Nilfisk vacuum cleaner was patented
and started outselling the other products.  After such successful vacuum
sales, Nilfisk decided to focus on manufacturing and selling floor
cleaning equipment.  Nilfisk is focused on creating innovative
industrial and commercial cleaning solutions.  Some of these innovations
include: The Horizon Program which showcased a prototype of a fully
autonomous scrubber & the launch of fuel cell powered equipment called
the CS7000.  In 1994 Nilfisk A/S acquired Advance Machine Company.  The
company was renamed Nilfisk-Advance and merged with Euroclean/Kent in
1998.  Between 2000 and 2001 Nilfisk acquired many companies, including
ALTO, Viper, CFM and United States Products making it one of the largest
cleaning equipment suppliers globally.

Factory Cat is possibly the fastest growing manufacturer of floor
scrubbers and floor sweepers for industrial applications in the
industry.  This equipment is built by R.P.S Corporation, which has been
incorporated since 1986 and its principals have been in the floor
cleaning machine business since 1980.  Their focus is on industrial
grade, high performance, battery powered, compact floor scrubbers and
sweepers.  In 1989 William Mopps designed the Model 34 walk behind
industrial sweeper.  The Model 34 sweeper was completed and brought to
market in 1992.  The Model 34, which is still being produced to this
day, was a huge success and resulted in major expansions within the
company.  In 1995 Factory Cat started designing their first floor
scrubber, which was quickly cast aside for more thorough testing.
However, the Model 29 scrubber was finally produced successfully brought
to market in 1997.  Factory Cat has created many innovative solutions
for increased productivity and efficiency.  These innovations include:
Dual Side Brooms, Active Dust Control & Pivoting Suspension.  Factory
Cat sweepers and scrubbers are manufactured in Wisconsin, USA and sold
in 35 countries worldwide.

Floor Cleaning Machine Rentals

Renting an industrial floor scrubber or floor sweeper can be a cost efficient and highly effective way to clean your dirty floor.  There are many reasons to rent floor cleaning equipment including budget limitations, bi-annual parking garage cleaning, post-construction cleanup, opening of a new facility, urgent clean up needs, etc.

We carry a large fleet of floor scrubber and floor sweeper rentals, with walk behind and ride on models available.  We offer short term and long term rentals to suit your needs.  These rental machines are regularly serviced by our top notch technicians so that we can guarantee optimal performance.  Our team also provides an on-site demonstration of the equipment to ensure that you are able to operate the equipment correctly.

We provide rental machines for a wide range of areas in and around the GTA including Toronto.  We also provide rental floor cleaning machines for Brampton, Mississauga, Scarborough, North York, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King City, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Clarington, Brock, Pickering, Whitby, Oakville, Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Alliston, Tottenham and more in Ontario.

Cylindrical (Wet Sweeper/Scrubber/Dryer) or Disc (Wet Scrubber-Dryer)?

Generally speaking, the majority of walk-behind floor scrubbers in use
today are disc scrubbers.  Disc floor scrubbers use two flat pads or
brushes that rotate while water is dispensed over each brush to scrub
the floor. They typically apply more down force (scrub pressure) and use
less water than cylindrical scrubbers.  They are also considered more
versatile due to the variety of pads (smooth floor) and brushes
(concrete/rough floor) available.

Cylindrical Scrubbers differ from rotary (disc) machines in that they
use a cylindrical scrub brush system to (wet) sweep small debris into a
removable tray, while simultaneously also washing the floor. Two
rod-shaped (cylinder) brushes turn in opposite directions for this to
happen.  Cylindrical scrubbers have a brush speed that is often three
times faster the rotation of a disk brush. The downside is that
Cylindrical scrub brushes do keep less bristle surface in contact with
the floor, but the style of machine is able to pick up a variety of
debris & small material from the floor while also washing it.

For purchasing assistance on buying a new or refurbished disc or
cylindrical auto-scrubber, reach out to Toronto.


Slips and falls are the top causes of workplace injury. Over the last
year alone, these incidents were responsible for 95 million lost days of
work, and represent about 25% of all workplace injury claims each year.
These injuries are especially common in warehouse environments, where
there is a 75% greater-than-average injury rate.
Work-place Safety & Floor Scrubbers:

Because of the prevalence of these types of injuries — and because of
the negative effects they can have on workplace efficiency and
productivity — the market for equipment that will reduce their
likelihood has grown significantly over recent years.  Perhaps the most
popular piece of equipment that prevents slips, trips and falls is the
industrial floor scrubber. Additionally, these floor scrubbers can boost
productivity, reducing operating costs and saving time by more
efficiently cleaning hard floor surfaces.

To Walk or to Ride?

Not sure which variety of industrial floor scrubber is best for your
warehouse or industrial work environment? Here’s a guide to the two main
categories of floor scrubbers — walk behind and ride-on scrubbers — that
will help you understand their differences:

Walk behind floor scrubbers:

As their name suggests, walk behind floor scrubbers are guided by the
operator, who stands behind the machine; most walk behind floor
scrubbers don’t actually need to be pushed, however, only guided –
making use easier for the operator. These floor scrubbers can use a
diluted cleaning solution or just plain tap water for optimal
performance, and come in a variety of widths to handle aisles of all

Ride-on floor scrubbers:

Ride-on floor scrubbers are ideal for larger floor spaces that need to
be cleaned in a short amount of time.   These floor scrubbers can carry
huge amounts of water and can be equipped with high-power batteries.
These machines can come equipped with floor sweeping capabilities
(Cylindrical machines), as well.
If you have any questions about our industrial or commercial floor
scrubber and sweeper technologies, feel free to contact us at:

Refurbished Floor Sweeping & Scrubbing Equipment:

When we receive a used machine, we like to put serious consideration
into its reconstruction. Depending on the shape of the machine, we will
take apart the unit and replace all worn parts with new parts. We
transform each used machine into a reliable scrubber or sweeper.
Refurbished Tennant, Nobles, Clarke, Factory Cat & Nilfisk Advance
machines offer huge savings over buying new.  Effectiveness and
dependability is important with new or reconditioned floor cleaning
machines.  You are guaranteed the highest quality & coveted names with


Clean large and tough-to-clean floors with our wide variety of
industrial floor scrubbers and sweepers. We offer industrial floor
cleaning equipment with features that meet our customer’s specific
needs. Industrial floor scrubber rentals and industrial floor sweeper
rentals are available anytime. We do daily, weekly, monthly, and
rent-to-own sweeper and scrubber rentals.  Call 1-877-941-1120 for more


Search Our Database of Scrubber & Sweeper Parts. Give our Parts
Department a phone call anytime Monday- Friday 9am-4:30pm EST
1-877-941-1120. You can also create a parts list and Submit for a quote
by email @ info@tennantrefurb.com. We will have Pricing/Availability
sent back to you quickly. Just not quite sure what parts you need? Just
give us a call we will be glad to help you sort that out.

Service & Maintenance/Refurbishment:

We offer many different plans and options to keep your business running
smoothly. From Scheduled Maintenance programs that reduce down time,
save money and keep your equipment up and running. With a preventative
maintenance program, you can anticipate greater up-time and fewer
unnecessary repairs to you floor cleaning machine.
Did you know we do not just sell but recondition all popular makes and
models of floor cleaning equipment including: Nilfisk Advance, Tennant,
Nobles, Clarke, Factory Cat.  These types of floor machines include:
Riding Scrubbers, Walk-Behind Scrubbers, Riding Sweepers, Walk-Behind
Sweepers, & Sweeper-Scrubbers.
We do this because we have noticed an increase in customers looking not
to scrap but restore their existing piece of equipment. Machines can be
picked up from the customer’s location (if needed) and quotes always
precede the repairs. We follow up and work with the customer’s needs and
budget. When completed (typically 1-2 weeks) we return the machine to
the customer’s desired location and train the new operators on how to
properly maintain and operate their newly reconditioned floor scrubber
or sweeper.

On-Site Service:

A Trained technician and well-stocked service truck will arrive ready to
service your machine at your facility. Our Technicians have a combined
90+ years of experience and have worked on all top-name brand makes and
models. We have relationships with all the major manufactures and in
most cases we can have any part that we do not stock within 1-3 days.
Need service or a new/refurbished floor cleaning machine?
We sell floor cleaning machines & can provide service in Alberta,
British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador,
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
With our fully stocked service vans and our factory trained technicians,
we provide in-house or outsourced service you can rely on. We
service/repair: Factory Cat, Tennant, Nilfisk-Advance, American-Lincoln,
Clarke, Nobles, Powerboss, Minuteman & more. Call us at 1-877-941-1120.

What we are about…

Your company’s image is important. The health and safety of your
employees is important. Our goal is to work with our customers in
identifying and solving their indoor and outdoor floor cleaning
challenges, quickly.  Making sure recommendations that will enhance
their corporate image.
We are your single source for everything “floor-cleaning” related.  We
offer a huge supply of floor cleaning equipment of all types and
sizes…scrubbers, sweepers, vacuums, integrated sweeper-scrubbers &
specialized floor care equipment such as floor burnishers & polishers.
Besides offering top quality new & refurbished floor cleaning equipment
from world-class manufacturers, we also offer service and parts for all
makes and models (Tennant, Nobles, Factory Cat, Nilfisk-Advance, Clarke,
American Lincoln, PowerBoss, etc).  In addition to the sale of new
equipment, Tennant Refurb Inc. is also a prime source for rebuilt
equipment and for rental scrubbers and sweepers.

In-plant Analysis:

We can quickly offer our customers a free in-plant analysis or
over-the-phone assessment of their cleaning problems and concerns. The
company then works with the customer to design the most efficient and
economical system for keeping their facility clean, qualifying the
perfect machine for their need. Selected equipment (sweepers and/or
scrubbers) can be demonstrated on-site to further confirm that they will
perform to the customer’s satisfaction.

We have worked with of a host of companies to create the work
environment associated with floor cleaning that they have desired. Our
customer satisfaction is built on our history for selling top-quality
equipment and providing fast service and parts for what we sell.

Need Assistance or Additional Information?
Contact us at 1-877-941-1120.

Floor Machine Sales, Service, Rentals & Parts:






The US-based Tennant Company manufactures some of the highest quality floor cleaning equipment in the world.  Along with Nilfisk Advance, The Tennant Company is a recognized leader in the manufacturing of floor care cleaning & polishing equipment. Tennant offers sustainable solutions that help the end user to effectively clean more space in less time, addressing indoor and outdoor floor cleaning challenges.


There are a variety of Automatic Floor Scrubber Head Types.  Over the years, the automatic floor scrubber head types have evolved. The scrub head is where the work really gets done. The most common scrubber head types are disk, cylindrical, and square oscillating (also known as “orbital”). Each can be very useful when it comes to getting a floor clean, but depending on what type of floor you need cleaned, selecting the right one can make the task much easier.

Disk Automatic Scrubber

Disk Floor Scrubber Heads: The disk scrub head is the most common type. This traditional style consists of either a single or double rotating disk that uses a floor pad or brush to agitate the dirt on the floor.

Because of the wide variety of pads and brushes available, disk floor scrubbers can be used for general cleaning, deep scrubbing and even stripping floors. Floor pads can be easily replaced and are relatively inexpensive.

Brushes are also an option and have many different uses. A brush is a good option when cleaning uneven surfaces such as ceramic tile or concrete. The bristles can get deep into the uneven floor surface better than a flat pad.

Cylindrical Automatic Scrubbers

A Cylindrical Floor Scrubber Head: This brush type is another option for your automatic scrubber. These usually have a cylindrical brush that sits horizontally under the machine. Because the brush rotates down toward the floor rather than across the surface, as with the disk, these make a good option for uneven surfaces. Many of these have 2 brushes that counter rotate so that they can get into grout lines from multiple directions. Because the brushes are usually very durable, they tend to last.

Square Oscillating Scrubbers

Square Floor Scrubber Heads: This newer style of square scrubbers are making a big impact on the floor care industry. When used with a special stripping pad, square scrubber heads are able to strip floor finish from a floor without the use of a chemical floor stripper.  They also work great for cleaning vinyl tile floors regularly. The standard types of floor pads, such as red, white, blue and black are available in the square format. Because these scrubber heads oscillate very quickly, they apply more agitation to the floor and thus more cleaning power.

Like any device, choosing the right floor scrubber head depends on the job that needs to be done. Should you need any help in evaluating the type of floor you need cleaned, call or email us.  All assistance is without charge and comes with a smile!  We love what we do.


Our company was founded near Toronto, Ontario almost a decade ago.  However, we have a floor equipment & machine service network throughout most of Canada! We repair, or can source a repair service center FREE to you (no kickbacks) in almost any Canadian region. From floor cleaning machines from Nilfisk Advance & other floor washing machine manufacturing companies like: Kent, Windsor, Tornado, Karcher, Clarke/Alto, NSS, Nobles, Tennant, American Lincoln, Viper, Powerflite, Minuteman, IPC Eagle, Tornado & more…we repair just about all makes and models of floor maintenance equipment. Whether you have a battery operated or more sophisticated propane powered ride on automatic scrubber, or industrial sweeper, our knowledgeable mechanics will get your equipment up and running – fast.

Why choose us for local Nilfisk or Tennant service in Toronto?

  • Certified Technicians
  • 48 hour turnaround on most equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Loaners/Rentals available
  • On-site and in-house repairs provided
  • Pickup and delivery available
  • Trade-ins on new equipment



In an industry where unexpected downtime can be costly, a reliable source of power is important. The batteries you use in your commercial floor scrubber or industrial floor sweeper need to deliver power for the most demanding jobs. When it comes time to replace your floor scrubber or sweeper batteries, new recommend you use a recognized brand such as Trojan or Dekka (flooded, gel or AGM) for increased battery life, & extended run time.  Battery performance can vary due to a variety of circumstances. Understanding why can boost confidence that a battery is performing as expected. Quality batteries will decrease maintenance (gel or AGM), and guarantee durability, reliability and performance that you cannot get from a cheap battery.  “Discount” batteries are smaller & have a shorter life cycle because of increased draw, meaning unplanned downtime and less productive hours from your machine.


If you need to replace your floor scrubber, sweeper or floor machine battery, we sell quality 6V and 12V deep-cycle batteries (flooded, gel and AGM) for all brands of floor scrubbers and sweepers. Selected models are available in extra-durable Polyon® cases for heavy service applications.



In warmer weather, outdoor cleaning takes a different focus.  Pay attention to cleaning facility sidewalks, parking lots, and undergrounds with impressive walk-behind/ride-on sweepers, scrubbers & sweeper-scrubbers. Employees and visitors notice sand, litter and other debris present on indoor-outdoor floors or parking ramps. Using sweepers to clean these exterior surfaces improves perceptions of cleanliness before people even walk through the doors. We have a nice fleet of rental & purchase floor sweepers & cylindrical sweeper-scrubbers. Surprisingly, our used outdoor Tennant & Nilfisk floor cleaning machines are in like new or lightly used condition, and are sold at discounted prices – ready to ship in 1-2 weeks upon purchase!  If you need assistance deciding on the right outdoor floor cleaning machine for wood, brick, stone, concrete, or composite – we have or will assist you in getting the right industrial floor sweeper or scrubber-dryer for any indoor or outdoor floor cleaning application, guaranteed!