Floor Pad Selection Guide

Polish/Spray Buff

Polish/Spray Buff

Red: Light clean/spray buff

A light abrasive pad for spray buffing to a satin gloss. The fibers are more open to help keep the pad from glazing over.

Tan: Buff

A mildly abrasive dry buffing pad for slow speed floor machines. The Tan Buff pad will buff away light soil and level scratches for a soft luster.

White: Polish

A non-abrasive dry polishing pad for slow speed floor machines. The White Polish pad will level scratches for a high luster.

Gorilla® Spray Buff/Polish/Burnish

The Original Blended Natural Fiber Pad that gives a “wet look” shine. Gorilla® is made with a blend of natural fiber and polyester. This blend uses properties of both fibers to create the most unique and respected floor pad in the world. To clean it, just brush away dried wax with its die cut center. It will not glaze over.


Scrub/Clean

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The Redwood®: Deep Scrub

As a Maroon deep scrub & recoat pad, The Redwood® can be used wet or dry to remove multiple layers of finish prior to re-coating. The Redwood® is a 3/8” pad and should always be used with a 1” ETC pad to drive it.

Green: Scrub

A medium abrasive pad for wet scrubbing. This pad will remove embedded soil and black marks found in heavy traffic areas without stripping your finish to the tile.

Blue: Cleaner

A medium abrasive pad for spray cleaning. To clean a lightly soiled floor, use this pad with a spray solution. This process will remove a small amount of finish. Can be used to wet scrub.

Red: Auto Scrub/Light Clean

A light abrasive pad for light cleaning. The fibers are more open to help keep the pad from glazing over. Can be used under automatic scrubber machines for nightly cleaning schedules.


Floor Reconditioning Pad

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The Redwood® Floor Machine Pad

ETC’s Redwood® floor pad is designed to recondition the surface of a wood floor (gymnasiums, parquet areas, etc…). With its fine abrasive action, it will smooth the surface of raised wood fibers that are created when using water-based sealers and finishes. It will deburr, smooth and clean wood floor surfaces between coats to give you adhesion and the resulting level surface needed for that next coat. Redwood® is a 3/8-inch pad and should be used with our 1-inch ETC Red pad to drive it.


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Ultra & High Speed/Burnishing

Gorilla® Minimal Burnishing - Harder Finishes

The Original Blended Natural Fiber Pad that gives a “wet look” shine. Gorilla® is made with a blend of natural fiber and polyester. This blend uses properties of both fibers to create the most unique and respected floor pad in the world. To clean it, just brush away dried wax with its die cut center. It will not glaze over.

Jaguar® Multiple Burnishing - Softer Finishes

A lighter blend of natural and synthetic fiber than Gorilla®. Designed for more frequent use than Gorilla®, with highly responsive finishes.

Aqua Plus® Multiple Burnishing - Medium Finishes

This pad is designed for a burnishing schedule that calls for use 3 to 4 nights per week. It produces a very bright “wet look” shine with soft to medium finishes. Use Aqua Plus® under electric, battery or propane machines with ultra high speeds of 1500 to 3000rpm. Aqua Plus® is made from durable high-tech resins and fibers plus a light sprinkle of natural fiber.

Blue Jay® Maximum Burnishing - Medium Finishes

A special blend of synthetic and natural fibers in a pad designed for nightly burnishing. This pad will give you an exceptional gloss.

Blue Ace® Maximum Burnishing - Medium Finishes

A synthetic fiber pad designed for burnishing newly developed finishes. This pad will give you a very high gloss.

Gorilla Lite® Maximum Burnishing - Soft Finishes

The lightest blend of natural fibers in a synthetic fiber pad for those who use a soft finish that requires nightly burnishing. This pad is designed to give you the same high gloss “wet look” shine that big brother Gorilla® is known for.

Superspeed Rubberized® Maximum Burnish Soft Finishes

A totally synthetic, non-aggressive pad designed for burnishing and polishing with a high speed or ultra high speed floor machine. The rubberized coating creates friction needed to repair softer finishes while removing black marks. This pad will create a high gloss shine.

The Cure®

Use to help cure freshly laid finish as soon as it dries. Perfect for overnight recoats before holiday traffic. It’s super soft to keep from pulling the finish up. It’s strong to stand up under propane, cord electric or battery floor machines, and it’s flexible to keep from burning uneven floors.


Stripping Floor Pads

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Black - Strip

A very aggressive stripping pad. It is designed to be used to wet strip a floor. High quality abrasive and materials make this an efficient tool for complete floor finish removal.

Brown - Strip

An aggressive pad designed for dry stripping floor finish. Its fibers, throughout the pad, are coated with high quality abrasives for a fast, efficient job.

Razorback® 1/2 inch Strip

The Razorback® pad is a high performance stripping pad that works very aggressively in problem areas that need to be stripped of all finish.

Diamondback® 1/2 inch Strip

The Diamondback® pad is our Extreme Stripping Pad designed with an open wave construction that enables it to hold more load without clogging in heavy build-up situations.


Turbostrip

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The ACS Turbostrip Segmented Rotary Strip Pad features 24 polygonal segments with overlapped angular edges that bite into floor wax aggressively.

Independent lab tests show that it achieves up to 5 times faster wax removal than standard black strip pads depending upon the number of coats need to be removed.

This pad dramatically reduces excess floor wax on strip pads. The pad life increases while the floor stripping work is completed faster.


Concrete Maintenance Pads

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Heat by Gorilla® - Concrete Burnishing

90-degree heat bonds silicate coatings. Uses unique heat shield. Two sided for twice the life! Blend of natural and synthetic fibers. No color transfer from added dyes. Burnish all types of concrete densifiers, hardeners and sealers. Very high glossmeter readings due to the heat.

Armadillo® - Propane Burnishing / AutoScrubbing

A multiple speed floor pad specially designed for concrete. It’s constructed as a one-inch premium concrete floor pad with abrasives and aggressive bond containing no dyes to transfer to your floor. Armadillo® pads will give you the “polished look” of a burnishing pad while cleaning and removing surface dirt and scratches over time using an autoscrubber.


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Ruff® Brush Pads

  • Thousands of brushes laminated to a floor pad
  • Aggressive but not abrasive
  • Serged to secure the edges
  • The porous materials allow liquids to pass through to the surface for use with autoscrubbers
  • Ruff® is light weight, flexible, easily switched between regular floor pads and is much less expensive than a wooden brush block
  • Circular and rectangular pads in all standard sizes

Concrete Maintenance Pads - Diamond by Gorilla®

diamond-gorilla-concrete.jpgDiamond by Gorilla® is a system of floor pads that cleans and polishes concrete, terrazzo and natural stone floors mechanically without the use of chemicals. ETC’s Diamond by Gorilla® system consists of floor pads impregnated with billions of microscopic diamonds that will transform any dull, worn floor into a clean, shining floor. The diamonds come in different sizes, creating different levels of aggressiveness ideal for cleaning and polishing. This system can be used on surfaces such as concrete, terrazzo, marble, ceramic and other natural stones as well as VCT when using the 1500 and up polishing pads.

200 Blue

Most aggressive. For damaged floors or use after grinding. HD removal of scratches and discoloration.

400 Red

Very aggressive. For damaged floors or use after grinding. HD removal of scratches and discoloration. Leaves satin or matte finish.

800 White

Intermediate step or first step in floors not maintained. Cleans surface. Removes small scratches. Leaves a slightly reflective finish.

1500 Yellow

For maintained floors. Cleans and prepares floor for high polish. Removes fine scratches. Conditions stone and concrete floors for final polishing. Can be regular maintenance pad.

3000 Green

Normal daily maintenance pad. Produces and maintains a “wet look” shine. Can be used on concrete, stone, terrazzo, tile and VCT.

8000 Orange

Produces and maintains a “wet look” shine. Can be used on concrete, stone, terrazzo, tile and VCT.

11000 Purple

Produces and maintains a “wet look” shine. Can be used on concrete, stone, terrazzo, tile and VCT.


Superscreen Discs

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Superscreen discs are used primarily on hardwood floors. The discs sand down the old finish so that new finish can be applied. This is known as the “scour method” of refinishing a floor and is most often used on gym floors. Superscreen discs come in grits ranging from very coarse to super fine.

All our discs are manufactured with waterproof resins and silicon carbide abrasive, assuring you of the finest quality discs you can buy. All grits available in rectangular sizes for orbital machines.


Carpet Bonnets

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Whether you call it bonnet cleaning, absorbent pad cleaning, carbonated shampoo cleaning or spin pad, this method of adapting hard floor spray buffing to carpets is a viable part of any carpet maintenance program when done correctly.

Cleaning with ETC’s Tiger® carpet bonnet produces several key benefits, including efficient cleaning and rapid drying. This method also evens out the appearance of a carpet between low-traffic and high-traffic areas and pulls out addition soil left behind after extraction.

When done correctly, bonnet cleaning can improve the appearance of a carpet, even after extraction, because the carpet bonnets can pick up soils left behind during the initial cleaning process. As carpets dry, soil rises up to the surface and can be picked up by carpet bonnets.

ETC’s Tiger® carpet bonnet cleaning also gives custodial staff greater control over how they clean. Solution may be applied in two different ways: either by immersing the bonnet in water, wringing it out and using it on a low-speed rotary floor machine before pre-spraying the carpet with cleaning solution and running the machine over it; or by applying the cleaning solution directly to the carpet bonnet before attaching it to the machine.

Not all carpet bonnets are created equal, and ETC is proud to offer the most durable and reliable carpet bonnet in the industry today. ETC’s Tiger® carpet bonnet features a looped-end synthetic yarn with non-abrasive pile lifting and cleaning stripes. This double-sided, washable carpet bonnet delivers long wear and minimal linting.

Tiger® Carpet Bonnet

Tiger® is a great carpet bonnet featuring looped end synthetic yarn with non-abrasive pile lifting/cleaning stripes. The yarn is long staple synthetic for long wear and minimal linting. Tiger® is double-sided, washable and available without stripes.

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