Types of Floor Scrubber Squeegee Blades

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There are three general categories for squeegee blades: natural rubber, Linatex rubber, and polyurethane. Each has its benefits and limitations, so choosing the right one for your situation will help your scrubber perform at its best.

Type 1: Natural Rubber

  • Natural rubber squeegee blades are a common type of floor scrubber squeegee blade, widely used for general-purpose floor cleaning.
  • Natural rubber blades are soft and flexible, providing excellent performance on smooth floors, like VCT, and floors with grout lines.
  • The flexibility of natural rubber allows it to conform to the floor surface, ensuring efficient solution collection, especially in grout lines.
  • Because of their softness, natural rubber blades tend to wear out more quickly than other types of squeegee blades.
  • Natural rubber is not recommended for oily soils, which will quickly degrade the blade and give it a wavy appearance.

Type 2: Linatex Rubber

  • Linatex Rubber is a type of floor scrubber squeegee blade with exceptional performance and durability. In addition to its tear-resistance and flexibility, Linatex Rubber is also highly durable, providing long-lasting performance. This can help reduce the need for frequent replacements, saving both time and money.
  • Linatex Rubber is versatile and performs well on most floor types. Its high abrasion resistance makes it a good choice for rougher surfaces like concrete.
  • Linatex Rubber offers better chemical resistance than natural rubber, but will still eventually be damaged by oily soils.

Type 3: Urethane Rubber Squeegee Blades

  • Urethane squeegee blades are known for their excellent chemical resistance, making them ideal for use with a wide range of cleaning solutions.
  • Urethane squeegee blades are recommended for oily soils. Recommended applications include kitchens, automotive repair shops, and machine shops.
  • Urethane rubber performs well in wear tests and can be used on any floor surface.
  • Urethane squeegee blades are generally more expensive than natural rubber blades, so they may not be the best choice if you don't need exceptional chemical resistance.