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Cleaning in Small Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Environments
Scrubbing machines, commercial cleaning equipments & small industrial floor cleaning machines for small areas.
31 August, 2020 by
Cleaning in Small Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Environments
Capital Equipment Hire Pty Ltd


Choosing the Right Cleaning Machinery: Small Areas

Domestic, Office, Commercial & Industrial Areas

Match your area to the right cleaning equipment...

The cleaning equipment marketplace offers an enormous amount of compact floor scrubber machines designed for domestic, commercial and industrial cleaning solutions. Choosing the most suitable floor scrubber machine model to match your desired application should be an integral part of your facility maintenance process. Investing in the right model will ensure effective cleaning and contain life cycle costs. 

Especially in today’s climate, choosing an effective floor cleaning machine to simplify and increase cleaning capacity for small floor areas, places with restricted space or a domestic setting is a significant advantage to reduce time while raising the hygiene, safety and overall image of your business/home. It can also save a lot of money in the long-term. Consider cleaning equipment as an investment, not an expense. 


Below is a common guide we recommend you consider when selecting, purchasing and using a small scrubbing machine to maintain small commercial, industrial or domestic areas. We have also recommended some great small industrial cleaning machines from trusted floor cleaning equipment manufacturers.

Common Small Area Applications...

Domestic Areas

Double-story/large homes, mansions, estates, offices. 

Clean Frequency: 3-4 days or weekly.
Lots of obstacles to maneuver around. Tiles, concrete, carpet, wooden floors.

Maneuverability -⭐⭐⭐⭐
Aggressiveness -

Commercial Areas

Cafes, fast-food chains, kiosks, service stations, clinics.

Clean Frequency: daily, mostly in the presence of people or other staff.
Tiles, concrete, wooden floors. 

Maneuverability - ⭐⭐⭐
Aggressiveness -  ⭐

Industrial Areas

Small automotive workshops, studios, small production sites.

Clean Frequency: daily, heavily soiled areas, aggressive cleaning.
Concrete, epoxy flooring, granite floors. 

Maneuverability ⭐⭐
Aggressiveness⭐⭐⭐⭐

To start with, consider your cleaning area in square meters. How much area do you need to cover? Also think about how much dirt build-up occurs between each cleaning session. Commercial scrubbing machines come in different scrub widths and scrub pressure capacities to get the maximum clean possible. Empty open areas are more suited to wider scrub widths (less obstacles to maneuver around) and highly soiled areas are more suited to stronger scrub pressures (25-30kg+).

Right now, how long does it take to clean your facility? How frequently do you clean your facility? There are a few ways you can increase your cleaning efficiency through using an automated scrubbing machine. i-team Global’s i-mop walk-behind scrubber dryer is a great example of this. These walk-behind scrubbers are battery powered with the option to purchase a fast charger, or opt for higher capacity lithium ion batteries that can extend the XL/XXL models run-time up to 90 minutes. Some customers choose to purchase two lots of batteries so there is always one pair charging and the other operating, allowing 24/7 run-time. Also longer scrub widths allow faster coverage and better productivity.


Fimap and Nilfisk equipment also have efficiency systems integrated into their walk-behind scrubbers to reduce the power intensity and water/cleaning agent consumption for longer cleaning sessions. Fimap’s Fimap Solution Saver/EcoMode and Nilfisk’s EcoFlex both feature selective consumption of water and cleaning agent settings for more efficient cleaning. You can find more out about EcoFlex and Fimap Solution saver here. 

You can buy small walk-behind scrubbers starting from approximately $1,800 up to $15,000+ depending on your budget and needs. Manufacturers including Nilfisk, Fimap and i-team Global are providers of high-quality, highly efficient walk-behind scrubber machines that vary in price depending on added accessories and machine capacity. As said before, think of your floor cleaning equipment as an investment, not an expense. If you choose to buy a cheaper model, you may find the life-time expenses total to be more than an expensive model due to the servicing/fixture costs.

Are you scrubbing tiles? Wooden floors? Concrete? Epoxy or non-slip floors? Your surface type will depend on the most effective scrub brush or pad to fit your machine with. Our brush and pad guide gives a basic overview of the recommended brush/pad type for certain flooring. You do not need to be a flooring or cleaning expert, but having this preliminary understanding of your floor type and pad/brush requirements can help you better work with your sales representative to select the right floor cleaning equipment and accessories you need.

If you are cleaning a facility with multiple edges or fixed objects/obstacles requiring cleaning around, purchasing a highly maneuverable commercial floor scrubber should be a focus to suit your cleaning needs. Again, the i-team Global i-mop is one of the best orbital floor cleaning machines in the market with 360 degree orbital/steering, making it one of the most maneuverable scrubbers available. View a video demonstration on our Instagram page. Similarly the Fimap GL Pro moves well around obstacles due to its large back wheels increasing its stability and maneuverability, you can also view a video demonstration on our Instagram page.


Recommended for you...

As a cleaning equipment dealer, we have a size, model and budget suitable for any customer and strive to provide quality commercial cleaning equipments that will get the job done. There are many small floor scrubbing machines for home use, workplaces, and industrial applications, explore our picks below.

Machine Model 
& Size 
(l x w x h mm)

Power Type 
Litres (Solution
/Recovery Tank)

Scrub Pressure (kg) &
Scrub Width (mm)
Approximate
Run-Time

Coverage (sqm/h)

Fimap Fimop
(395 x 445 x 1295 mm)

Battery

1.2L/1L
-
340mm

Consult your sales rep.

Up to 300 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Genie XS
(555 x 375 x 1050 mm)

Battery

3L/4L
10kg
280mm
Consult your sales rep.

Up to 900 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Nilfisk SC100
(400 x 360 1150mm)
240V 
Powered Lead

3L/4L
-
310mm

Continuous.

-
BUY NOW
i-mop Lite
(340 x 430 x 1200 mm)

Battery

3L/5L
13kg
370mm

45 minutes

700 - 1,000 sqm/h

BUY NOW
i-mop XL
(1200 x 500 x 380 mm)

Battery

4L/8L
22.5kg
460mm

60 minutes

1,000 - 1,300 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Machine Model & Size  (l x w x h mm)

Power Type
Litres (Solution/Recovery Tank)
Scrub Pressure (kg) & Scrub Width (mm)Approximate 
Run-Time


Coverage (sqm/h)

Nilfisk SC250
(630 x 425 x 400 mm)

Battery

6L/6L
Up to 12kg
340mm

40 minutes

680 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Viper AS380C
(780 x 415 x 590 mm)

Battery

15L/15L
-
380mm

Consult your sales rep.

750 sqm/h

BUY NOW

i-mop XL

(1200 x 500 x 380 mm)


Battery

4L/8L
22.5kg
460mm

60 minutes

1,000 - 1,300 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Machine Model & Size (l x w x h mm)

Power Type
Litres (Solution/Recovery Tank)
Scrub Pressure (kg) & Scrub Width (mm)Approximate 
Run-Time


Coverage (sqm/h)

Nilfisk SC351
(730 x 435 x 470 mm) 

Battery

11L/11L
27kg
370mm


60 minutes

890 sqm/h
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Fimap GL Pro
(765x 490 x 1110 mm)

Battery

15L/17L
30kg
355mm
2 hours (with EcoMode activated)

Up to 900 sqm/h
BUY NOW
Fimap GxL Pro
(895 x 530 x 1215 mm)

Battery

25L/27L
40kg
430mm
3 hours (with EcoMode activated)

Up to 110sqm/h
buy now
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