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Demand for efficient floor care growing

April 9, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX — A February 2012 survey of facility service providers finds that the amount of money end customers are willing to invest in floor care is decreasing, according to a press release.

The majority of the respondents still believed that owning "good" floor machines such as buffers, autoscrubbers and burinshers are "a critical tool" to have in their cleaning arsenal, the release stated.

According to the release, a "good" floor care machine, according to the majority of respondents, is one that is light, efficient and easy to handle; a "bad" floor care machine is one that does not perform well and has a tendency to break down frequently.

Other findings in the survey, which was conducted by Powr-Flite, a leading manufacturer of professional floor care equipment include the following:

• Over 70 percent of respondents indicated that they use their floor care equipment primarily for scrubbing and stripping floors

• Fifty percent of respondents said they use their floor care equipment for other tasks, including burnishing, deep scrubbing, carpet shampooing and spray buffing

• The vast majority of respondents select a black pad for floor stripping, while blue or green pads are the pad of choice for floor scrubbing.

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