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What kind of Floor Cleaning Equipment do I need for my premises?

Floor cleaning is a fundamental part of keeping any business premises tidy and safe. However, with many options for floor cleaning equipment available, it can be hard to decide on which type of machinery to invest in.

To help you select which equipment will be best suited to your needs and business, see our guide below!

What are your business needs?

Most people don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing the most appropriate cleaning equipment. To establish the best equipment for your premises, first consider what your business’ needs are:

  • What type of dirt will you need to clean?
  • What type of flooring do you need to clean?
  • How big an area will you be cleaning?
  • Do you have enough power sockets for electrical machines or would a cordless battery or fuel powered machine suit your premises better?
  • How robust would you like the machine to be?

Need to hire a cleaning machine? Give us a call on 0808 169 8529 today!

5 different types of floor cleaning equipment

There are many types of flooring equipment to choose from, and each kind is suited to different environments and tasks.

1 – Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

There are several kinds of commercial vacuum cleaner, designed to meet a variety of requirements. Standard dry vacuum cleaners will handle the daily cleaning needs of most offices and commercial enterprises, easily removing light dirt and dust from smooth or carpeted floors.

For a more robust and versatile vacuum, wet/dry models can handle both wet and dry dirt – these machines are well-suited to environments such as workshops, manufacturing and automotive businesses. At the specialist end of the scale, we can even offer vacuums designed to clear away industrial liquid and flammable or explosive dusts.

2 – Carpet Cleaners

Karcher Puzzi 10/1 C (240v) Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

Carpet cleaners can offer deep cleaning and dirt extraction for carpeted areas.

Available in a variety of sizes depending on the area you require cleaning, carpet cleaners should be used periodically to keep dirt from being trodden into carpets and permanently damaging them. Such equipment is commonly used in offices, hotels and restaurants.

3 – Single Disc Floor Scrubbers

Single disc scrubbers are an easy to use piece of equipment which both collects dust and polishes flooring surfaces.

The high speed rotating disc can leave smooth, hard floors looking shiny, polished and well-kept.

4 – Floor Scrubber Dryers

Karcher B 150 R Roller Brush

For effective floor cleaning, floor scrubber dryers are vital to a commercial business. Saving on time and providing superior cleaning performance to traditional cleaning methods – like using a mop and bucket – regular use of a scrubber dryer will easily keep your premises spic and span.

For smaller premises, walk behind machines are the most efficient option, but for cleaning large areas, ride on machines offer optimal output. Thanks to the wide range of equipment available, scrubber dryers are used in countless premises, from retail to healthcare, offices to schools.

5 – Floor Sweepers

Floor sweepers will sweep away dust and coarse dirt from flooring – think of them as an efficient, quick and powerful step up from a broom.

Floor sweepers are generally quite heavy duty and can be used indoors or outdoors on surfaces such as stone, concrete and asphalt. This machinery is ideal for warehouses, paths, pavements and more.

Alpha Power Cleaners can offer high quality cleaning equipment for sale or hire.

With our excellent variety of professional cleaning equipment, you will be able to keep your premises spotlessly clean and safe, no matter what your business needs.

For expert advice, or more information about any of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We serve clients throughout the Midlands and the surrounding regions.

Give us a call on 0808 169 8529 for a free quote!

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.

Free Site Surveys & Quotes
Repairs & Servicing
Same or Next Day Delivery
Delivery Across The UK
Fully Guaranteed Work
Free Training & Setup

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