You’ve selected the right drapes, matched your furniture with the rest of the house’s look, and given your kitchen a makeover. You’ve handled every aspect that goes into nesting in your new home, but you’ve forgotten one key thing: floor buffing. If you really want to make the house your own and get rid of those pesky scuffs and abrasions, your best bet is to look into a floor buffer for sale. This will solve all of your scuffed floor problems while ensuring that your floor isn’t damaged in the process. In this post, we’re going to look at how floor buffers work so that you can take these things into consideration when looking for a floor buffer for sale.
How Floor Buffers Work
When you think of a clean and polished surface of a floor, the first thing that comes to mind would be using something smooth so as to smooth the floor out. While this is the case with a car or silver, this is not the case with a floor. Floor buffers actually use an abrasive surface that works at smoothing down the surface of the floor. It uses the same principle as sanding furniture but produces even smoother results. Let’s look into why this is.
Imagine a swimming pool. When you look into the face of the water, you’re easily able to make out your reflection as the light particles bounce back at you. Now let’s say someone did a cannonball and splashed into the pool. Your reflection seems to have disappeared. In reality, the reflection is still there, but it’s being distorted by the waves as the light reflects every which way.
In essence, the surface of a floor is the same. Those floors that use a polymer topcoat will tend to get pitted and scratched over time. It’s by sanding the floor that we return it to the same “still” quality as the swimming pool, giving the floor a shiny and reflective look.
Most buffers are powered electrically through a power cord, but industrial buffers will actually use gas or propane to power the buffer. The handle allows the user to steer the buffer, and the front end of it is what actually does the buffing through rotors that spin the business end of the buffer at the speed that’s designated by the user of the buffer.
Now that you know the mechanics of how a floor buffer actually works, you’re that much closer to getting hold of a floor buffer for yourself. Keep an eye out for floor buffer listings, especially on sites where users sell used models. Very often you can purchase a used floor buffer for a reasonable price and find a machine that shows very little or even no wear. Either way, you now know how a floor buffer actually works.