Technological advances are improving all parts of the cleaning industry, particularly the machines that function as floor care workhorses, performing multiple functions all the while becoming smaller and lighter.

Not only are batteries lasting longer, but machines such as extractors, sweepers and vacuums are becoming more efficient. Steam and vapor cleaning, which utilizes the properties of heated water, are chemical-free ways of lifting stains from carpeting that have become popular with green-conscious facilities and businesses.

Floor machines that use water to clean are able to minimize the amount of water needed and maximize performance and labor costs. Less water means a faster dry time for carpets. Some scrubber machines have eliminated the use of chemicals by electrolyzing water, making it an effective cleaner and sanitizer.