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Floor Scrubber Dryers: Does Size Matter?

Reports have shown that a growing number of scrubber dryer models have a smaller, more compact design than their larger predecessors. Industry experts confirm that this trend is due to a shift in favour for the more compact designs, but why are the smaller models better?

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we’ve looked at why size could matter when it comes to scrubber dryers.

If you want to hire a floor scrubber, give our team a call on 0808 169 8529 for a free quote!

We appreciate that most floor scrubber dryers are quite big – you can site and drive them after all. However when they had first been introduced, floor scrubbers were quite bulky. But in today’s modern world, floor scrubber dryers are much more compact, and come with many more features.

Early Karcher Floor Scrubber Dryer

Above is one of the early floor scrubber dryers from Karcher, as you can see it is quite bulky, and was rather heavy.

Modern Floor Scrubber Dryers

The more modern Karcher floor scrubbers are much more compact, easier to use, and have several new features.


One of the big benefits of smaller models is that by logic they weigh less, meaning less hassle transporting them from room to room. This is extremely useful for commercial cleaners who have large spaces to clean in a limited amount of time, and anyone who may struggle transporting one of the larger, clunkier models.

Power Consumption

Smaller models reduce the amount of water and energy consumed, which in turn contributes to big cost reductions for the overall running of the machine. Smaller models not only save money, but are also a more economical choice in saving on the amount of water used each time.

Flooring Damage

The reduced weight means smaller models can be handled easier over more delicate floors that could be prone to damage or scratching from heavy machinery. This is an important consideration for businesses where an attractive aesthetic is important.

Cleaning Small Areas

The small scrubber dryer models can be easily maneuverer into all the nooks and crannies of the building, which is ideal for premises with awkward rooms and corners to navigate. A larger model in this type of building would probably mean many areas being neglected, whereas smaller models ensure every surface area is cleaned efficiently.


Generally, smaller models will have a lower initial cost, although this does largely depend on the quality of the model itself. Price is often a number one concern for consumers, so the lower cost on smaller models acts as a big advantage to this design.


An obvious advantage of smaller scrubber dryers is that they are much easier to store. Smaller models can be tucked away in a storage cupboard and not take up much space, whereas larger models may require their own designate cupboard just for that machine!

How much does size matter?

Despite the obvious advantages of a smaller scrubber dryer, many industry experts still argue that price is the priority for buyers, followed by quality of the brand. Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we offer only the highest quality scrubber dryers at cost-effective prices, from brands such as Karcher and Tennant.

If you’re looking to hire your own scrubber dryer equipment, we have a huge selection in many sizes, so we’re confident we’ll find a model to suit your needs perfectly. Contact our team today for more information, and we’ll be happy to advise you.

Why choose us

80+ Years of Experience

From hot pressure washers to floor scrubber dryers - we know our cleaning equipment, and can help you make the right decision.

Free Site Surveys & Quotations

Our team offer free site surveys and quotes for all our machines. If you are not too sure what you need, or even if you don't know how to clean the area in question, we can help!

Fully Guaranteed Work

All our work is fully guaranteed, we maintain all our machines to the highest standard and ensure that every machine we hire out is fit for purpose.

Same Day or Next Day Delivery

We cover the Midlands and beyond, we are proud to say that we offer next day, or same day delivery across most of our machines for hire.

Karcher Premier Servicing Dealer

Being a Karcher premier servicing dealer, we have access to the latest machines and equipment. This also means that we are experts in everything Karcher.

Tennant Authorised Partners

We are now Tennant Authorised Partners across the East Midlands, this means we have access to the latest machines and parts.

Free Training

We provide free training for all our hire machines. No matter if you have never used one, we will show you how to use it and set it up on-site - so you are ready to go!

Fast Breakdown Repair & Servicing

If you have a machine with us, or one of your own - we provide breakdown repair and servicing across the Midlands. Need help? Contact one of our team today!

Flexible Hire Options

If you need a machine for one day, one week, or one month, we can sort out what is best for you. With several options for hire contracts, we have something suitable for everyone.

Our work process


Contact our team

Contact us to speak to one of our team, and tell us what you need. We have something for every situation, our team are experts and can tell you exactly what will work best.


Get valuable advice

We will advise what machine is best for you and your situation, taking into account the size and type. Then we can give you a quote over the phone.


Confirm your order

Confirm what day you would like your machine to be delivered, and your location - delivery is free of charge and we cover across the Midlands.



On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

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