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What are the Differences Between Buffing and Burnishing A Flooring?

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What are the Differences Between Buffing and Burnishing A Flooring?

In addition to cleaning the floor regularly, you also need to buff or burnish the floor to make it shiny. These two techniques can be used to make various types of flooring shiny, such as tile flooring, marble flooring and wood flooring. Although the purposes of these two technologies are the same, the tools they need are completely different.

The Tools Required for Both Technologies

If you want to buff the engineered wood flooring, then you need to use a flooring buffer. The appearance of the machine is similar to that of a vacuum cleaner, but its handle and body are larger than those of a vacuum cleaner. There are some electric brushes installed inside the machine, and the rotation speed of these brushes is adjustable. When these electric brushes rotate, they can buff and clean the red oak hardwood flooring. Some flooring buffers are also equipped with handle controllers to facilitate operators to control the machine.

If you want to burnish the floor, then you need to use a burnisher. It's similar in appearance to the flooring buffer, but it's heavier. This machine can provide extra pressure, which can help the gray hardwood floors become more glossy. This machine can not move left and right, it can only move forward or backward.

The Difference Between Buffing and Burnishing

Although you should clean the floor before buffing the oak parquet flooring, the scraper behind the flooring buffer helps to collect residual moisture and stains on the white oak flooring. Flooring buffer can be divided into standard buffer and high speed buffer. The rotation rate of standard buffer is 175 RPM, while the rotation rate of high speed buffer can reach 1250 RPM to 1500 RPM.

The main function of buffing is to remove residual stains on the engineered oak flooring, which can only make the floor cleaner. And the burnisher can polish the floor at a faster speed, making the floor more glossy. The rotation rate of the burnisher can reach 1500 RPM to 2500 RPM. Burnishing is usually done after buffing.

In order to make the solid oak flooring more glossy, the burnisher is usually more useful than the buffer because it rotates faster. According to statistics, it takes 25 hours to polish 10000 square feet of floor with 350 RPM buffer, while it only takes 4.5 hours to polish the same size floor with 2000 RPM burnisher. But before using the burnisher, it is necessary to ensure that there is a layer of oil on the surface of the floor, so as to avoid the burnisher damage floor, especially waterproof wood flooring.

How Often Do You Need to Polish the Floor?

For commercial areas with large traffic, you need to polish the floor frequently to make the floor look more glossy and cleaner. In general, the more times the floor is polished, the better it looks. In addition, polishing also helps to prolong the service life of the floor. Regular polishing of the floor can remove stains, scratches and debris on the wood effect vinyl flooring.

Reference

Anagomb, What’s the Difference Between Buffing and Polishing A Commercial Floor?


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