10 Best Commercial Floor Machine Pads

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Commercial Floor Machine Pads in 2020


Glit/Microtron 400120 Standard Strip Pad, 20", Black (Pack of 5)

Glit/Microtron 400120 Standard Strip Pad, 20
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Use with water based floor stripping solution
  • Recommended for use on machines up to 350rpm
  • Made from Recycled PET Plastic

Nine Forty | 24” Microfiber Flat Mop Head Replacement Pads for Industrial | Commercial Microfiber Hardwood Floor Dust Mop - Machine Washable (2 Pack – 24 Inch)

Nine Forty | 24” Microfiber Flat Mop Head Replacement Pads for Industrial | Commercial Microfiber Hardwood Floor Dust Mop - Machine Washable (2 Pack – 24 Inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

3M White Super Polish Pad 4100, 17" Floor Pad, Machine Use (Case of 5)

3M White Super Polish Pad 4100, 17
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Made for light cleaning with either a rotary or automatic scrubber with minimal dulling of finish
  • Fine polishing particles dispersed throughout the pad provide high performance over the pad's life
  • Also used to spray buff and dry buff soft finishes to a high gloss
  • The polishing pad is washable and reusable
  • For use with low-speed floor machines on many types of floors including wood

Microfiber Mop Hardwood Floor Cleaning - Washable Pads Perfect for Wood, Laminate & Tile - 360 Professional Dry Wet Reusable Dust Mops with Refill Pads & Hard Handle for Kitchen, Walls, Vinyl, Garage

Microfiber Mop Hardwood Floor Cleaning - Washable Pads Perfect for Wood, Laminate & Tile - 360 Professional Dry Wet Reusable Dust Mops with Refill Pads & Hard Handle for Kitchen, Walls, Vinyl, Garage
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Koblenz RM-1715 Industrial Floor Machine

Koblenz RM-1715 Industrial Floor Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • The koblenz heavy duty industrial floor machine is a durable floor cleaner with a 1.5 hp vibration free motor
  • 17-inch burnishing pad for a wide cleaning path
  • 3 year warranty on motor and all parts
  • 175 RPM brush speed

BISSELL BigGreen Commercial 53178-510327BG Drive Pad Holder for BGEM9000 Easy Motion Floor Machine, 12"

BISSELL BigGreen Commercial 53178-510327BG Drive Pad Holder for BGEM9000 Easy Motion Floor Machine, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Easy Motion Floor Machine 12" Pad Driver
  • Black Plastic with Teeth
  • Can be used with Bissell Commercial BGEM9000 Easy Motion Floor Machine or Oreck Orbiter Floor Machine

Sheiner's Floor Cleaner Concentrate, All Purpose Household Cleaning Solution and Multi Surface Mopping Liquid, Lavender Scent, 1 Gallon (Makes up to 128 Gallons)

Sheiner's Floor Cleaner Concentrate, All Purpose Household Cleaning Solution and Multi Surface Mopping Liquid, Lavender Scent, 1 Gallon (Makes up to 128 Gallons)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • DEEP CLEANING ALL PURPOSE floor cleaner for tile, linoleum, marmoleum, stained concrete floors, and all types of surfaces
  • NEUTRAL pH FORMULA for the most multi-purpose, versatile, gentle, and best floor mopping solution on the market
  • HIGHLY CONCENTRATED FOR EXTRA VALUE 1 gallon bottle makes up to 128 gallons of cleaning solution
  • REFRESHING YET GENTLE SCENT long lasting light lavender scent with no nasty chemical smells
  • MADE IN THE USA and tested according to the highest quality and safety standards in the world

Powr-Flite C1600-3 Classic Metal Electric Burnisher with Power Cord, 1600 rpm, 20"

Powr-Flite C1600-3 Classic Metal Electric Burnisher with Power Cord, 1600 rpm, 20
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 1,600 RPM burnishes provide great results on all types of floor finishes
  • Included, 20" flexible pad driver allows full pad-to-floor contact (no compensating caster)
  • Thumb activated safety interlock switch prevents accidental start ups
  • Full surround non-marking bumpers help prevent damage to walls and furniture
  • Each machine is assembled and tested by skilled American workers

Genuine Koblenz Scrubbing Pads - 2 Pads and 2 Plastic Retainers (colors vary)

Genuine Koblenz Scrubbing Pads - 2 Pads and 2 Plastic Retainers (colors vary)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Pack of two six inch replacement scrubbing pads
  • Includes two replacement plastic retainer clips
  • Fits most six inch home buffer machines
  • Heavy duty nylon pads handle heavily soiled floors
  • Pack of two each scrubbing pads and plastic retainers

Boardwalk 4020BLA Standard Floor Pads, 20" Diameter, Black, (Case of 5)

Boardwalk 4020BLA Standard Floor Pads, 20
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Heavy-duty floor stripping pad
  • For use with machine speeds of 175 to 350 RPM
  • Color-coded for easy job identification
  • Available in black color
  • 20-inches Floor pad diameter

Floor Pads: Choosing the Right Color for the Task

Choosing the right color floor pad for the job task can surely be the difference between just doing the job and just doing the job correctly.

Floor pad manufacturers do not produce floor pads in different colors schemes simply as means to attract more sales with the pretty colors. Floor pad colors were introduced into the industry with a purposeful intent. Each color is meant to define a floor care pad for a specific floor care task. The color allows a floor pad manufacturer to differentiate the coarseness of the pad, the job task intent of the pad, as well as providing a means to the customer to be able to discriminate between which color pad should be used for the job task they have to complete. Although some manufacturers occasionally will attempt to introduce new colors into the marketplace, there is a standard color breakdown set in place that is universally accepted in the janitorial industry upon which most customers can rely. The standard colors of floor care pads are as follows: pink, white, beige, red, blue (green), and black.

The pink floor care pad is defined as a pad of light coarseness, which is underlined by the color which speaks of softness. The purpose of the pink floor care pad is for the pad to be utilized in burnishing a floor. With a high speed burnisher, the pink floor care pad restores sheen to the floor and redefines the high gloss look that a floor finish should provide. The reason one would utilize such a pad is to keep a floor looking shiny and new.

A white floor care pad is defined as a pad of light coarseness, which is underlined by a color which speaks of cleanliness. The purpose of the white floor care pad is for the pad to be utilized in dry buffing a floor to a high sheen. Where most floor care pads are recommended to be used with water on the floor, the pink and white floor care pads are primarily intended to be used on a dry floor to restore a finish. The white floor care pad is intended to be used in conjunction with a higher speed machine, though not necessarily a burnisher.

The beige floor care pad is defined as a pad of slightly higher coarseness than that of a white or pink pad, which is defined by the earth tone color it represents, while maintaining a light color neutral appeal. The purpose of the beige floor care pad is for the pad to be utilized as a crossover pad for light cleaning and standard floor cleaning, which requires a step up to a red pad. The beige pad is intended to be used with a swinger machine, which allows side to side movement for cleaning purposes. This floor care pad allows a floor care technician to work a mildly scuffed floor spot gently back up to an acceptable presentable level. The beige floor care pad works best with water or a floor care cleaning solution on the floor, which will allow the pad to better move and clean a problem area. A beige pad is also a good pad to use for spray buffing, because the spray buff skill restores a high sheen finish while cleaning a floor area.

A red floor care pad is defined as a pad used primarily for everyday cleaning needs. The red color symbolizes strength and a resolve to get the job done. The coarseness and texture of the red floor care pad is similar to a beige pad, except the texture begins to show more thickness and coarseness. The primary use of the red floor care pad for which it was intended to be used is for everyday daily floor cleaning tasks. Utilized with water and a floor care cleaning solution, a red floor care pad can be utilized for everyday cleaning, as well as some heavy duty cleaning tasks. The machine with which a red floor care pad is best used would be a swinger, which allows a floor care technician to use the pad and machine in all directions for cleaning purposes.

The blue floor care pad, often identified as green because the actual color is primarily turquoise, is used as the primary standard bearer for heavy duty cleaning floor care job tasks. The coarseness of the blue (green) pad is noticeably more pronounced than the previous examples. Identified as either blue or green in the industry, the pad actually exemplifies a color shade that is more turquoise. Utilized with water and a floor care cleaning solution, the blue (green) floor care pad is used to remove deep scuff marks, clean tough dirt stains, or spills on floor finish, and in some instances as a shower scrubbing floor care pad or stripping pad. When used for stripping, the blue (green) floor care pad will be used in conjunction with water and a floor care stripping solution. Utilized with a swinger floor machine, the blue (green) pad adds "teeth" to the capabilities of removing finish as it cleans. This capability belies a need for immediate recoating after its use, because the pad actually does dig down and remove upper layers of floor finish. Unless the intent of the floor care technician is to recoat a floor, the technician should use this as the determining factor when choosing between a red and blue (green) floor care pad for a job task. If used as a stripping pad, the same allowances for removing the stripper with good rinsing practices apply before recoating the floor with finish.

A black floor care pad is primarily identified as a floor care stripping pad. The coarseness of a black floor care pad is easily identified as more coarse than other floor care pads, except possibly the wire (metal) stripping pad for used for removing floor finish from a wooden gym floor. The black pad showcases more texture, as well as the intent to be used to break up and remove floor finish. To do so the black floor care pad blends the power of a swinger floor care machine with the coarseness of the pad to "rip" and "pry" the floor finish away from its adherence to the floor area. Used in conjunction with water and a stripping compound, a black floor care pad saves a floor technician much time in completing a floor care stripping task.

The utilization of a color floor care pad for the incorrect job task costs a floor care technician time and money. Utilization of a coarse pad for a light floor care maintenance task will actually create problems, not cure the concern one is attempting to correct. For instance, a blue (green) pad used for everyday cleaning could remove finish. By using a blue (green) pad in preference to a red floor care pad for everyday cleaning tasks, a floor technician will find himself or herself replenishing the floor finish more often than necessary. Not utilizing a red floor care pad for everyday cleaning, while using a pink or white pad as a cleaning floor care pad, one will find that floor cleaning concerns might never be completely addressed, because the coarseness of the pink or white pad does not give enough strength to the effort, in order to remove scuff marks or ingrown dirt.

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