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Floor Maintenance Pads


Virginia Abrasives offers two types of floor maintenance pads: Steel Wool and Non-Woven. Floor maintenance pads do a variety of jobs, depending upon the materials used in the pad.

  • Steel Wool pads are used when refinishing hardwood floors but should not be used with a water-based finish unless all particles are meticulously removed before the finish is applied.
  • Non-woven pads can include synthetic or natural fibers, or a combination of both, and may or may not have abrasive grains, depending upon the pad. They are used on both wood and concrete floors for scrubbing, buffing, stripping or polishing.

A third type of pad, Diamond Polishing Pads, contain industrial diamonds and are used with a variable speed grinder to achieve a glass-like finish on granite, marble, sandstone and limestone surfaces.


Our non-woven floor maintenance pads are made with a unique process that involves the highest quality post-consumer recycled PET fiber, primarily from plastic water bottles and jugs. This, combined with the proprietary resin binders, produces the Best Eco-Friendly pad lines in the industry without added cost to you.

  • Floor Maintenance Pads incorporate a variety of abrasive materials, ranging from synthetic to aluminum oxide to silicon carbide.
  • Some of the buffing pads use very fine soft materials to increase the friction on the surface, providing very mild abrasion.
  • White pads have no abrasive. They rely on fine fibers on the surface to generate heat to burnish the finish.


  • RED - Buffing Pad - This pad removes scuff marks and dirt on medium traffic areas. Can be used dry or spray buffing to produce a sparkling shine. Ideal for automatic scrubbing.
  • BLUE - Scrubbing/Cleaning Pad - This scrub pad is designed for wet scrubbing or medium-duty spray cleaning. Removes heavy dirt and scuff marks on most floor surfaces. This pad will remove the top layer of floor finish.
  • BLACK - Stripping Pad - Our most popular shipping pad designed for heavy-duty wet stripping. Very aggressive texture to remove wax, dirt and any finish. Tough, durable and built to perform.
  • GREEN - Scrubbing Pad- Our toughest duty, most aggressive scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. Best when used for wet scrubbing or light stripping. Very durable and long lasting.
  • TAN - Buffing Pad - The perfect pad for light cleaning and dry buffing. Removes scuffs and black heel marks while producing a high-gloss shine.
  • BROWN - Stripping Pad - A very strong pad for wet or dry applications. Quickly removes wax, dirt and old finish, leaving surface ready for immediate re-coating.
  • WHITE - Polishing Pad - This popular extra fine pad is formulated for polishing clean, dry floors. A fine water mist is used to produce a high-gloss wet look. This thick pad is ideal for polishing soft waves on wood floors.
  • WHITE GOLD - This is an aggressive burnishing pad that combines a heavy blend of natural hair with the proper amount of synthetic fiber. Best suited for medium to hard finishes.

Learn more about our Floor Maintenance Pads in this introductory video: