Floor Care Training Module

Floor Care Training Module

Orbital Floor Stripping

Orbital Floor Stripping

Orbital floor stripping is a safe, chemical-free process that allows for the even removal of floor finish across the entire cleaning path.

Instructions

Orbital floor stripping does not require any personal protective equipment. Posting caution signs around the work area is optional.

Prepare the floor

A

Remove furniture and fixtures, then dust mop the floor.

B

Use a scraper to remove any gum or sticky debris from the floor surface. Be careful to avoid gouging the floor.

Using an orbital floor machine

1

Tilt the machine backwards. Attach the maroon prep pad to the Velcro side of the red backer pad and then attach the backer pad to the bottom of the machine. Gently lower the machine.

2

Adjust the handle to a comfortable position, it can be upright or waist height depending on operator preference.

3

If your machine includes a safety switch, press the switch and squeeze the handle. If the machine contains onboard dust control, turn on the vacuum.

4

Run the machine in straight lines using the push-pull method. Repeat as needed to completely remove the floor finish.

TIP: The maroon prep pad should be flipped after about 1000 sq. ft. or when it is no longer effective. After using both sides of the pad, replace it with a new pad.

5

If the machine does not contain onboard dust control, thoroughly vacuum the residue and all dust with a backpack or upright vacuum.

6

Rinse the area with a mop and clean water to be certain that all the residue has been removed.

7

Allow the floor to dry completely before applying floor finish. Applying finish to an improperly rinsed or wet floor will result in poor finish adhesion and appearance.

Using an orbital automatic scrubber

1

Attach the maroon prep pad to the Velcro side of the red backer pad and then attach the backer pad to the bottom of the machine.

2

Fill the scrubber with cold water and wet an area of the floor the size of the pad to prevent initial dusting.

3

Adjust the solution control to the lowest setting.

4

Lower the pad onto the pre-moistened area of the floor. Turn on the vacuum and lower the squeegee, then begin scrubbing.

5

Operate at a slow pace to effectively remove the most amount of floor finish. Scrub the area and repeat as needed to remove any additional floor finish.

Tip: The maroon prep pad should be flipped after about 1000 sq. ft. or when it is no longer effective. After using both sides of the pad, replace it with a new pad.

6

Switch to a red pad and scrub the area with clean water to be certain that all the residue has been removed.

7

Allow the floor to dry completely before applying floor finish. Applying finish to an improperly rinsed or wet floor will result in poor finish adhesion and appearance.

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Featured Products

Orbital Floor Machine

Orbital Autoscrubber

Floor Care

Traditional Floor Stripping

Floor stripping is the process that comes before applying floor finish when mopping or scrubbing are not enough to restore a floor’s appearance.

Orbital Floor Stripping

Orbital floor stripping is a safe, chemical-free process that allows for the even removal of floor finish across the entire cleaning path.

Applying Floor Finish

Floor finish should be applied immediately after a floor has been stripped or deep scrubbed in order to protect the floor, increase the safety of the surface, and enhance the appearance.

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