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Supply Partner Spotlight: 3M


This week we’re featuring 3M, a world leader in cleaning and maintenance solutions. As one of the most trusted names in the industry, 3M has a reputation for making products that are both high-quality and affordable. And while their products are used everywhere from homes to warehouses to offices, today we’ll focus on their industrial all-stars: the Clean & Shine Pad, the Surface Preparation Pad Plus, and the Low Maintenance 25 Floor Finish. Read on to learn how all of these products are specially designed to make facilities as clean, appealing, and easy to maintain as possible.

The Kings of Clean

Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad

No two facilities are exactly the same. From warehouses to automotive factories to plastics manufacturers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many characteristics that all facilities share in common. But they do exist. And one of these universal characteristics is something that you might not have ever considered: the need to clean the floors. No matter what operation you may run, cleaning and maintaining your building is an absolute necessity. After all, dirty floors can damage customers’ perceptions or workers’ morale, can shorten the lifespan of your floors, and can even jeopardize the health and safety of those who use them. But even though the benefits of cleaning your floors are significant, the time and cost required to do the job can be significant as well. That is, if you’re not using 3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Shine Pad


The Clean & Shine Pad is a star player on 3M’s state-of-the-art Advanced Floor Care System. It cleans and shines your floor in the same step, the ideal choice for the routine cleaning and dustless polishing that will leave your floors looking brand new. But a pristine clean isn’t the only reason we recommend this pad for your facility; this unassuming little circle is a secret master at saving you time and money. It actually increases your floor’s shine after repeated use, potentially eliminating the need for any burnishing at all! What’s more, it’s completely usable on both sides, meaning you can get twice the use out of your pad without having to buy a new one. 

Scotch-Brite™ Surface Preparation Pad Plus

What’s worse than having dirty floors? Having dirty floors that can’t seem to get clean. We’ve all encountered some tough stains and dirt in our lives. But when you’re operating a facility, these nuisances pop up ALL the time, and they’re usually much tougher than a spot of marinara on your white carpet. From tile stains that won’t surrender to or a dirty patch of concrete you just can’t treat, facility managers must ensure their operations run smoothly all while fighting the indomitable imperfections that can jeopardize their company’s image and efficiency. And they’re often faced with the difficult choice of either using expensive, time-consuming cleaning methods or simply letting the blemishes be. With 3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Surface Preparation Pad Plus, that choice will no longer have to be made.


The Surface Preparation Pad Plus should be every facility manager’s go-to option for deep floor scrubbing and floor maintenance. It’s inexpensive and long-lasting, and even though it’s designed to handle some of the toughest stains, its specialized manufacturing prevents it from scratching your floors! Your employees and visitors will thank you as well: it uses water or neutral cleaner instead of the harsh stripping chemicals and it leaves a smooth surface without making floors slippery, allowing for easy re-coating without risking exposure to dangerous walking conditions. Worried whether your floor can get the deep clean it deserves? Rest assured knowing these pads can be used on wood, sheet vinyl, vinyl tile, marble, terrazzo, or concrete finish-coated flooring. 

Scotchgard™ Low Maintenance 25 Floor Finish

When running a business, appearances are incredibly important. From impressing customers and business partners to making your place of work more attractive to prospective employees, the way your facility looks has a huge impact on your business’ success. And flooring obviously plays a leading role in the cast of factors that determine a building’s overall appearance, so it’s imperative you make your floors look as stage ready as possible. But even if your floors are completely clean, they still might lack that extra wow factor they need to really stand out. After all, it’s one thing to have a floor free from dirt or stains. It’s another to have one that shines. And with 3M’s Scotchgard™ Low Maintenance 25 Floor Finish, your workers and visitors will be floored by just how stunning your floors are.


The Scotchgard™ 25 Low Maintenance Floor Finish is a high-quality water-based co-polymer emulsion that is designed to provide superior performance compared to traditional acrylic floor finishes for lower frequency burnishing programs. It provides a brilliant, durable, long lasting, high gloss “wet” look that makes your floors stand out. On top of making your floors look amazing, it also saves you an amazing amount of time and effort- its low mop drag allows for easy application and its superior soil, abrasion, and black mark resistance reduces the number of times you’ll need to re-burnish. Excellent leveling, dry time, and slip resistance make it the perfect choice for facilities where constant activity and lots of moving parts are present. In other words, it’s perfect for just about any facility! 

Where to Buy

All these safety solutions and more can be purchased on our website at


While there, you can view product specifications, request customizations, and see our entire 3M offering. We will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or requests you may have. Just give us a call or fill out a quote on our website!


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