How to choose your monobrush?
The choice of the right model of monobrush starts already from the analysis of the work or the different works that you want to carry out with your monobrush.
It is therefore necessary to distinguish among the operations that can be carried out with a monobrush the following main tasks:
- Floor stripping
- Floor cleaning
- Floor polishing
- Soil crystallization
- Carpet cleaning
What is a monobrush?
A monobrush is a machine equipped with a plate or a rotating brush at low, high or very high speed.
The monobrush is a machine designed for cleaning tiles, stone, linoleum, plastic floors, parquet, or even carpet. The monobrush stands out as an essential tool in cleaning companies.
The monobrush is the real Swiss army knife of cleaning professionals but also of communities.
The quality of work provided by a monobrush does not only depend on the machine but also on the discs and products used.
The very wide range of discs made available to operators covers all the operations carried out by a monobrush.
The color code used by the discs is actually quite simple because the darker the color the more aggressive the disc will be.
The lighter the color, the softer the disc.
The choice of the right disc and the right product is 50% of success and the quality of the monobrush is the other 50% to sum up.
There are several types of monobrushes:
- Low-speed monobrush whose speed varies from 160 to 200 rpm
These monobrushes are mainly used for stripping, carpet shampoos, floor cleaning, terrace cleaning but also crystallization or scarification tasks or parquet treatment.
Numatic, Taski and Nilisk are the main monobrush
manufacturers on the professional market.
Belt or gear drive?
Most of the machines are equipped with a belt drive which is more than enough for daily cleaning work.
Some machines are equipped with gear drive to deliver more power. These machines are intended for building-type use in the context of crystallization or scarification or treatment of concrete floors.
- High-speed monobrush whose rotation speed is close to 400 rpm.
These monobrushes are used for buffing or polishing modern floor type floors.
Under no circumstances may they be used for stripping, carpeting or floor cleaning operations.
Their use is strictly limited to the spray method (glossing).
In this context, the monobrush must be equipped with a plate on a shock absorber specially designed for high-speed use in order to allow it to follow the shape of the floor as closely as possible and thus avoid any risk of "sanding" the surface.
The bi-speed monobrush has a selector allowing them to have two rotation speeds.
A low speed 190 rpm (Example) and a double speed or 380 rpm.
A monobrush goes everywhere that allows you to meet all the tasks to be carried out:
- pickling operation (190 rpm)
- carpet cleaning (190 rpm)
- crystallization (190 rpm)
- polishing and spray method (380 rpm).
The disadvantage is that it is imperative to think of adapting the speed to the risk of degrading the engine of the machine.
Example of error: stay in high speed for carpet shampoo or stripping.
- Very high speed monobrush whose speed varies from 1200 rpm to 1500 rpm or even up to 2000 rpm.
These monobrushes are said to be linear and have a stabilizing wheel on the front in addition to the two side wheels.
They have a very specialized use limited to very high speed polishing of modern floors protected by an emulsion specially designed for very high speed polishing.
Areas of use of a monobrush
- Soil stripping:
low speed - black or brown or even blue disc on delicate floors.
- Floor spray method:
high speed 400 rpm - red disc
- Floor cleaning:
low speed - green disc
- Carpet cleaning:
low speed - carpet cleaner or carpet brush
low speed - steel wool disc
- Parquet stripping:
low speed - micromesh disc or 3M scotch mesh
- Tiling cleaning:
low speed - perlon brush
- Buffing polishing:
high or UHV - white disc - beige - almond (3M) - natural fiber
We distinguish by category:
- Dry carpet shampoo brushes which require the use of a dry foam compressor on the monobrush.
As a general rule, the TASKI brand with its Taski
Ergodisc 165 monobrush model is the most suitable and the most appreciated by professionals.
- Wet shampoo brushes suitable for all low-speed monobrushes - Nylon fiber brushes that can be used on tiled or hard floors
- Silica brushes which are used on concrete floors
- The tanks which are used to apply the solution (most often stripping) simultaneously with the rotation of the monobrush
- Sprayers which are used to apply a spray during monobrush method spray operations.
- The additional weights used to weigh down the monobrush in the case of repairs
All these accessories must be adapted to the monobrush because all the interlocking systems of
the plates or brushes are different
, and especially on the surface.
We offer the leading brands in terms of monobrushes such as Taski, Numatic or Nilfisk
Numatic remains an essential brand with undeniable solidity and efficiency.
The range is marginal and starts with an NLL332 machine with a diameter of 330 mm which will go everywhere and will even allow individuals to access a professional solution.
The NLL and HFM range with Numatic's exclusive ATC speed control system allowing the power on the brush to remain constant.