When floors need some TLC, maintenance crews pull out some serious equipment to get the job done. And while the machine does most of the work, is it doing the most
efficient work for the intended job? According to our service techs, a common mistake they see is the wrong floor pad being used for the job.
There are a large variety of scrubbing pads cleaning professionals can choose from but with different brands and a color systems involved, how can you be certain you're using the right pad for the job? To help with this problem, the Powell Company broke down what the color system means and which pad is right for the job.
The Color System
There's an industry standard color-coding system that is meant to help users decide on the pad that's best for their needs. But a system can be confusing if you don’t know what each color/level represents:
- The color ranks the grit of the pad.
- The darker the color, the more aggressive the pad.
- Burnishing pads are an exception as they don’t follow this industry standard. Typically, burnishing pads are more aggressive as they're used to buff at high speeds.