Floor Pads

Buying Guide

You have a rotary floor machine to keep your floors in great shape, but equally important is selecting the best pad for your needs! Choosing a floor machine pad that's too weak will have no effect and will waste both time and money, while choosing a pad that's too aggressive can cause damage that leads to costly repairs. Check out our floor pad buying guide so you can skip the guesswork and buy with confidence!

Polishing Pads

Used to add a sleek gloss to newly finished floors.

For: VCT, VAT, Sheet Vinyl, Terrazzo, Granite and Concrete Surfaces

White

Polishing Pads
Highlights For clean, dry floors, these pads polish
soft waves on wood floors and can also
be used with a fine water mist
Tolerance 350 – 800 RPM
Frequency 1-5x / week

Buffing Pads

Remove light scuff marks and dirt while producing a sparkling shine.

For: VCT, VAT, Sheet Vinyl, Terrazzo, Granite and Concrete Surfaces

Tan

Buffing Pads

Red

Buffing Pads
Highlights For light cleaning and dry buffing;
the least aggressive pad available
For dry or spray buffing in medium traffic areas
Tolerance 350-800 RPM 350-800 RPM
Frequency 1-5x / week 1-5x / week
Least Agressive
Most Agressive

Burnishing Pads

Dry buff at ultra high speeds after floor has been cleaned to bring out a high gloss shine.

For: VCT, VAT, Sheet Vinyl, Linoleum, Terrazzo, Granite, Concrete and Stone Surfaces

Aqua

Burnishing Pads

Blue Velvet

Burnishing Pads

Pink

Burnishing Pads

Beige

Burnishing Pads

Light Hair

Burnishing Pads

Heavy Hair

Burnishing Pads

Extra Heavy Hair

Burnishing Pads
Highlights For softer finishes For heavy traffic areas For harder floor surfaces;
minimal finish removal
For soft to medium floor surfaces For softer finishes For medium to hard finishes For hard finishes
Tolerance Up to 3000 RPM Up to 3000 RPM Up to 3000 RPM Up to 3000 RPM Up to 3000 RPM 1500 - 3000 RPM Up to 3000 RPM
Frequency 1-5 x / week (soft polymer) 1-5 x / week (soft polymer) 2-3 x / week (moderate/hard polymer) 1 x / week (hard polymer) 2-3 x / week (moderate/hard polymer), 1 x / week (hard polymer) 2-3 x / week (moderate/hard polymer), 1 x / week (hard polymer) 2-3 x / week (moderate/hard polymer), 1 x / week (hard polymer)
Least Agressive
Most Agressive

Conditioning / Surface Preparation Pads

Smooth, clean and condition floors

For: Wood and VCT Surfaces

Maroon

Conditioning / Surface Preparation Pads
Highlights For use between finishing coats of
wooden floors, or removing finish from
VCT floors to prepare the surface for recoating
Tolerance 175 - 300 RPM
Frequency 1-5 x / week

Scrubbing Pads

Remove heavy dirt and scuff marks; can even be used for light stripping of old, soiled finish.

For: VCT, VAT, Sheet Vinyl, Terrazzo, Granite and Concrete Surfaces

Blue

Scrubbing Pads

Green

Scrubbing Pads
Highlights For wet scrubbing, spray cleaning,
or removing the top layer of finish
For heavily soiled areas; can be
used for wet scrubbing or light stripping
Tolerance 175-350 RPM 175-300 RPM
Frequency Quarterly Quarterly
Least Agressive
Most Agressive

Stripping Pads

Completely removes finish, sealer, waxes and dirt so you can totally refinish your floor

For: VCT, VAT, Sheet Vinyl, Terrazo, Granite and Concrete Surfaces

Brown

Stripping Pads

Black

Stripping Pads

Midnight Blue

Stripping Pads

Emerald Hy-Pro

Stripping Pads
Highlights For wet or dry stripping of old finish For heavy duty wet stripping of any finish; the most-used stripping pad For heavy duty wet stripping of any finish, these pads feature an open design that helps prevent "load up" For heavy duty wet stripping of any finish, these pads feature an open design that helps prevent "load up"; the most aggressive pad available
Tolerance 175 - 300 RPM 175 - 300 RPM 175 - 300 RPM 175 - 300 RPM
Frequency 18 – 36 months 18 – 36 months 18 – 36 months 18 – 36 months
Least Agressive
Most Agressive