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When Do You Need an Auto Scrubber Floor Machine?
An X-Scrub ride-on floor scrubber manufactured by Intelligent Design Manufacturing

When Do You Need an Auto Scrubber Floor Machine?

For decades, companies have used a mop and bucket to clean their hard floor surfaces. But is this really the best approach when there are better options? Not in today’s business environment that demands a higher level of cleaning.

Mops typically just push around dirty water. Additionally, cleaning floors with a mop is tedious, inefficient, and time-consuming. The good news is there are far better options for keeping your floors spotless, such as an auto scrubber floor machine.

Let’s explore the industries that benefit from investing in new floor scrubbers. We will also reveal our line of powerful ride-on and walk-behind floor scrubbers so you can identify the option that best aligns with your company’s needs.

Industries that Need an Auto Scrubber Floor Machine

You should consider investing in an auto scrubber floor machine if you operate in one of these sectors.


In the warehousing industry, efficiency is a top priority. You already take steps to streamline key workflows such as picking, packing, and fulfillment. So it’s time to advance your industrial floor cleaning processes, too.

With an auto scrubber floor machine, you can quickly tackle surprise messes and promote a safe working environment. IDM’s floor scrubbers also cut down on drying time by vacuuming up any excess water. This feature limits cleaning-related downtime and helps your team get back to work faster.


Grease, oil, and similar substances often create slip-and-fall hazards in the manufacturing space. A standard mop is ineffective at handling these kinds of messes — you need a more reliable way of getting rid of resilient debris and chemical spills. Enter the auto scrubber floor machine.

IDM’s machines feature powerful brush heads that can handle virtually any mess. Our industrial equipment was purpose-built for heavy commercial and manufacturing facilities. From oil to coffee and everything in between, our machines can clean up any hazard so your team can work safely.


Maintaining safe, sanitary environments is critical to the patient care experience. Healthcare facilities need an efficient cleaning device that can disinfect floors and limit the spread of viruses.

With separate solution and collection tanks, IDM’s line of machines safely suction up excess cleaning fluid. By offering a wide range of device sizes, we can meet the needs of nearly any medical facility, from small surgical centers to huge hospitals.


Retail companies need to maintain a spotless brand image. This can be difficult when your company’s floors are anything but spotless. Dingy, dirty floors have a negative impact on the customer experience.

Cleaning floors with a mop and bucket can also create a slip hazard, which could expose your business to civil liability should a customer get injured.

An auto scrubber floor machine is powerful enough to extend the longevity of your floors. You can keep your tile floors looking new, no matter how much foot traffic you experienced the day before. Since IDM’s machines minimize drying time, you can also reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries.

General Small Business

Auto scrubber floor machines are not just for big companies. Small businesses of any kind can benefit from investing in an autoscrubber.

To meet the needs of small business owners, IDM has developed several compact, economical machines. These devices are available at a great price point and offer a low cost of ownership.

In addition, they are small enough to maneuver around your small business. You can use one of IDM’s compact machines to clean bathrooms, navigate crowded dining areas, or seamlessly move from aisle to aisle.

The X-Scrub Line of Floor Scrubber Machines

When IDM says we have something for every type of business, we mean what we say. Our robust line of auto scrubber floor machines includes the following units.

X-Scrub Mini

As our most compact scrubber, the X-Scrub Mini is perfect for small businesses. With an 11″ cleaning path, the Mini can be used to maneuver around furniture and equipment.

All IDM machines, including the X-Scrub Mini, are battery-powered. Thanks to its cordless design, your team can easily navigate your facility and quickly complete their assigned cleaning tasks.

X-Scrub Pro

The X-Scrub Pro is IDM’s most powerful walk-behind floor scrubber. It has a pair of 8.5″ scrubbers and a 17″ cleaning path. It can accommodate multiple brush types, including resurfacing pads. The Pro has a compact design and a small footprint, making it easy to store.

With the Pro, you can clean a variety of surfaces, including:

  • VCT
  • LVT
  • Epoxy
  • Polished concrete
  • Ceramic tile

If you need a powerful cleaning solution, the X-Scrub Pro will be a great addition to your business.

X-Scrub Max 20

The X-Scrub Max 20 has a 20″ cleaning path and a pair of 15-gallon tanks. One tank contains a cleaning solution, and the other tank captures excess moisture to expedite drying time.

The Max 20 is a self-propelled, walk-behind floor scrubber designed for medium-sized spaces. It also features a unique battery system, which provides 4.5 hours of run time on just one charge.

Due to its larger footprint, the Max 20 is typically used in warehouses, airports, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities. Like all of our equipment, it offers a low cost of ownership and is very easy to use.

X-Scrub 20

The X-Scrub 20 is nearly identical to the X-Scrub Max 20. However, the standard X-Scrub 20 does not have a traction drive feature. By designing it without this feature, IDM is able to offer the X-Scrub 20 at a more affordable price.

Making auto scrubber machines more accessible and cost-effective allows IDM to fulfill our goal of streamlining the floor cleaning experience for clients of all sizes. If you need to clean a large surface area but also want to keep costs down, the X-Scrub 20 might be the ideal fit for your business.

X-Scrub Rider 28

The X-Scrub Rider 28 is the smallest of IDM’s three ride-on auto scrubber floor machines. With a 28″ cleaning path, this micro scrubber can fit through a standard 36″ door. It is one of the most versatile and agile ride-on scrubbers on the market.

The X-Scrub Rider 28 features one-touch operation, making it easy to use. Your team will be able to familiarize themselves with the X-Scrub Rider 28 in minutes and then get to work cleaning your floors.

X-Scrub Rider 32

The X-Scrub Rider 32 is IDM’s mid-sized ride-on scrubber. It is designed for commercial spaces and light industrial applications. The X-Scrub Rider 32 can help you ditch the mop and bucket for a much more efficient cleaning experience.

Like all of our other floor scrubbing machines, the Rider 32 can tackle a wide range of hard surfaces, including LVT, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and more.

X-Scrub Rider 36

If you need to routinely clean a huge space, you should check out the X-Scrub Rider 36. With a three-foot-wide cleaning path, the Rider 36 can get rid of dirt, grime, and debris at scale.

The X-Scrub Rider 36 provides hours of battery life on a single charge. It features LED front headlights to illuminate the operator’s path and maximize visibility. The Rider 36 also has a pair of 54-gallon tanks — one tank stores the cleaning solution while the other captures excess moisture and debris.

Book Your Demo Today

Still not sure if your business needs an auto scrubber floor machine? Consider scheduling a demo with our helpful team. Once you see our machines in action, you will never want to clean floors with a mop and bucket again.



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