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.