Carpet Cleaning Bonnets for Rotary Floor Machines / Buffers (Spin Pads, Absorbent Pads) - 19 inch

Speed Sorb Cleaning Bonnets

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  • 19" rotary bonnets
  • Reversible medium profile bonnet features green scrubber strips on both sides with an all looped construction.
  • Ideal for aggressive soil lessening and dirt trapping to produce a cleaner surface area.
  • Synthetic yarn scientifically designed for maximum absorbency, release and durability.
  • Can be washed multiple times.
  • Perfect for use on short looped nylon carpet and is extremely versatile as well.
  • Bane-Clene bonnets can be used to clean with low moisture shampoo and solvent-based chemicals.
  • You could even spray your carpet and run the bonnet over it to wick up moisture and soil to leave the surface completely dry within one hour.
  • These bonnets are for use with rotary floor machines with speeds of 175 to 300 RPM.
  • For those who do bonnet clean level loop commercial carpet, we have available Pro’s Choice Brush & Bonnet.
  • Clean and Brighten Your Cotton Bonnets: When you wash bonnets, use 3 oz. (1 heaping scoop) of Extreme Clean with 6 oz. (2 heaping scoops) of OSR in your wash.
  • Bonnet cleaning an area of Loop Pile Carpet with a large number of spills will reduce spots from coming back.


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  • 19 Inch Carpet Cleaning Bonnets for Rotary Floor Machines / Buffers (Spin Pads, Absorbent Pads)

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Carpet Cleaning Bonnet / Spin Pad

    Bane-Clene Carpet Cleaning Bonnets are reversible medium-profile spin pads with green polypropylene scrub strips to more aggressively loosen carpet soil to be absorbed into the pad. Available in 17 and 19 inch.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Reversible medium profile bonnet features green scrubber agitator strips on both sides with an all looped construction.
    • Ideal for aggressive soil lessening and dirt trapping to produce a cleaner surface area.
    • Synthetic yarn scientifically designed for maximum absorbency, release and durability.
    • Can be washed multiple times.
    • Perfect for use on short looped nylon carpet and is extremely versatile as well.
    • Bane-Clene bonnets can be used to clean with low moisture shampoo and solvent-based chemicals
    • You could even spray your carpet and run the bonnet over it to wick up moisture and soil to leave the surface completely dry within one hour.
    • These bonnets are for use with rotary floor machines with speeds of 175 to 300 RPM.
    • For those who do bonnet clean level loop commercial carpet, we have available Pro’s Choice Brush & Bonnet.
    • Clean and Brighten Your Cotton Bonnets: When you wash bonnets, use 3 oz. (1 heaping scoop) of Extreme Clean with 6 oz. (2 heaping scoops) of OSR in your wash.
    • Bonnet cleaning an area of Loop Pile Carpet with a large number of spills will reduce spots from coming back.

    WHAT IS BONNET CLEANING? Bonnet cleaning, also called spin pad or absorbent pad or carbonated shampoo cleaning, is simply an adaptation of hard floor spray buffing to carpets. A rotating absorbent pad (usually cotton or rayon) is attached to a low speed (175 RPM) Rotary Floor Machines - with a heavy-duty motor because of the high friction involved. A special drive block is required to keep the bonnet or pad from slipping off. Dirt is theoretically collected into the pad. The pad is supposed to be changed or turned when the pad surface stops absorbing soil - this is usually up to 600 square feet per pad side. The pad is then washed out and reused as needed. Sometimes, carbonated water is used to (in theory) give better soil suspension and bring down the pH.

    Even though it is not true “dry cleaning”, many people using the bonnet carpet cleaning system call it dry cleaning, which is highly deceptive. There are two methods of application of the cleaning solution:
       (1) A round absorbent pad (bonnet) is prepared before actual cleaning by either immersing it with water and wringing it out so it isn’t dripping wet and heavily soiled areas are directly sprayed with the bonnet cleaning solution at no more than 200 square feet per gallon.
       (2) The pad is immersed into the bonnet cleaning solution and wrung out so it isn’t dripping wet.

    The advantages of the bonnet carpet cleaning method are: low equipment cost, rapid drying (usually dry in 30 minutes), very rapid cleaning (because you’re only cleaning the surface) and the ability to charge less because it’s quicker.

    The disadvantages of this carpet cleaning method are: pile distortion and fiber damage on cut-pile carpet, swirl marks left behind, soil ground into the carpet, detergent and soil build-up. Additionally, only two dimensions (width and length) of the carpet are really cleaned - that is, the surface. Under the cleaned surface may exist a living, breathing sewer. Unfortunately, a clean “appearance” is all some customers care about. Also, a large inventory of clean bonnets is required as well as the washers and dryers to clean the bonnets. Nearly all carpet and fiber manufacturers recommend against using bonnet cleaning on Cut Pile carpet. Additionally, many of the detergents and shampoos for bonnet cleaning contain high levels of optical brightener.

    How to clean loop-pile commercial carpet using bonnets or spin pads:

    (1) Prepping Your Bonnet Scrubbing Machine:

    Attach the bonnet to the pad driver on the floor buffer. Lean the machine back so it rests on its handle and attach the pad driver to the clutch on the bottom of the machine. Place the machine on the outskirts of the bonneting area.

    (2) Prepping the Bonneting Area:

    Remove all furniture and other obstacles that could be damaged or may impede your scrubbing path. Use a powerful vacuum, to clean as much of the loose debris and dirt from the surface of the carpet as possible. Set up caution signs if you are working in a commercial building.

    Mix the Pro’s Choice Brush & Bonnet (See below) in a pump up chemical sprayer or the shampoo tank of the floor buffer. Fill the mop bucket or pail with clean water, and soak the bonnet. Never use a dry bonnet on carpet!

    Set up and cordon off a small 10 foot x 10 foot area. Put on a pair of disposable shoe covers to protect the carpet from any dirt or debris that could be stuck to the bottom of your shoes. Spray down the area with the prepared solution in the pump up sprayer. Let the solution sit for a few minutes so it can work itself into the carpet fibers and loosen the bonds between the dirt and fibers.

    (3) Using Your Carpet Bonneting Machine:

    Move the buffer into position on the 10 foot x 10 foot area that you have set up. Uncoil the power cord and place it behind the path you plan on scrubbing across the carpet. Sling the power cord over your shoulder, so as you operate the buffer, you can control the cord as you go. Lower the handle and lock it into place so the handle rests comfortably in your stomach, just above your belt line. Keep your feet spread apart to create a strong solid base to help you keep your balance as you operate the machine.

    When starting the machine up, brace yourself, and be prepared for the machine to pull in one direction or the other. Depress the safety start up lever, and pull up on both of the handles to start the machine. Do not fight the machine, as this will only make your job tougher. Let the machine float as it scrubs. When you use slight pressure and push down on the handle, the machine will float to the left. When you raise the handle slightly, the machine will float to the right. You will always want to keep your body perpendicular to the machine, and only scrub in a 90° spectrum. Once you have hit above a 45° angle from where you started, you’ll want to stop and come back in the other direction.

    It is a good idea to start scrubbing in the corner furthest away from your exit point. Overlapping passes will ensure that no portion of the carpet is ever missed. As you’re scrubbing, you’ll always want to make sure the bonnet is properly lubricated. That’s why it is a great idea to have a pre-mixed solution in your shampoo tank, so as you’re scrubbing, you can dispense that solution in needed areas. The bonnets you’re using will collect a lot of the dirt from the carpet, so they will need to be flipped over, since they can be used on 2 sides, and changed out frequently. You can also clean and wring them out in your mop bucket of clean water. When this water becomes dirty, simply dump out and refill with warm, clean water.

    (4) Recovery:

    When you’re finished scrubbing the highly soiled areas, it’s sometimes best to extract the area to remove any remaining soil.

    (5) Wrap-up:

    Clean and Brighten Your Bonnets: When you wash bonnets, use 3 oz. (1 heaping scoop) of Extreme Clean (See below) with 6 oz. (2 heaping scoops) of OSR (See below) in your wash.

    Rinse out the solution tank on your buffer and the recovery tank on your extractor, after dumping the recovered solution from the carpet. Remove all carpet drying air movers after the carpets have had several hours to dry. Replace all furniture and moved objects. Be sure to place furniture tabs or foam tabs under their legs.

    Here are two mill and fiber producer statements on bonnet cleaning:

    Do not use “spin bonnet” or other rotary systems on cut-pile carpet.”
    -- Axminster Carpet

    Bonnet or Absorbent Pad …… The use of this method is not recommended on cut-pile carpet.”
    -- BASF, Guidelines for Maintenance and Cleaning

    Bonnet cleaning of carpet does have a place in the scheme of things - sometimes it helps after extraction cleaning an area of Loop Pile Carpet with a large number of spills. For example, if you have been extraction cleaning a level-loop pile carpet in a dining room in a nursing home where there is a large number of large spills and many of the stains always reappear, using dry bonnets after cleaning will reduce drying time and reduce possibility of wicking and, therefore, reduce the likelihood of having to go back. If you see a large stain indicating a massive spill, even this may not totally solve the problem. Of course, if there are just a few areas or if this is cut-pile carpet, you can simply spray down ARA anti-resoiling agent (See below) after extraction cleaning on the spill areas to reduce wicking.

    NOTE Do not run a DRY bonnet on olefin (polypropylene) carpet or rug - olefin has a very low softening point!

    Related Carpet Bonnet Cleaning Articles:


    Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for an articled titled “What Is Bonnet Carpet Cleaning?”.


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    Carpet Cleaning BonnetWhat Is Bonnet Carpet Cleaning?

    Why is Bonnet Cleaning Called “Dry Cleaning” by Some Professional Carpet Cleaning Companies?

    DEFINITION: Carpet bonnet cleaning, also called spin pad carpet cleaning or absorbent pad carpet cleaning or carbonated carpet shampoo cleaning, is simply an adaptation of hard floor spray buffing to carpets. Even though it is not true “dry cleaning”, many people using this system call it “dry cleaning”, which is highly deceptive, because it definitely is not “dry”.

    A round absorbent bonnet is prepared before actual cleaning by either a) immersing it with water and then wringing it out so it isn’t dripping wet, and heavily soiled areas are directly sprayed with the bonnet cleaning solution at no more than 200 square feet per gallon, or b) The bonnet is immersed into the bonnet cleaning solution and wrung out so it isn’t dripping wet.

    The rotating absorbent bonnet (usually cotton or rayon) is then attached to a low speed (175 RPM) rotary floor machine with a heavy-duty motor because of the high friction involved. A special drive block is required to keep the bonnet or pad from slipping off. Dirt is theoretically collected into the pad.

    The bonnet is supposed to be changed or turned when the pad surface stops absorbing soil - this is usually up to 600 square feet per bonnet side. The bonnet is then washed out and reused as needed. Sometimes, carbonated water is used to (in theory) give better soil suspension and bring down the pH.

    There are three methods for bonnet cleaning commercial carpet:

    1. SPRAY & BRUSH TECHNIQUE:
      1. Pre-vacuum carpet.
      2. Dilute 1 part Pro’s Choice Brush & Bonnet Low-Moisture Encapsulating Bonnet Cleaner for Carpet to 16 parts of water.
      3. Simply evenly spray carpet with Brush & Bonnet solution or apply with a rotary shampoo machine.
      4. Then brush carpet using floor machine with red or white buffing pad or nylon carpet brush.
      5. Soil will be absorbed by Brush & Bonnet solution then become a brittle crystal, which is removed during normal vacuuming.
      6. This is a very fast and efficient interim cleaning method.
      7. Carpets stay clean much longer.
    2. BONNET CLEANING METHOD:
      1. Pre-vacuum carpet.
      2. Dilute Brush & Bonnet 1 part to 16 parts of water.
      3. Work in sections of approximately 100 square feet.
      4. Using a pump sprayer, evenly apply solution to the area.
      5. With a rotary dry cotton bonnet, buff the area to extract the soil and solution into the bonnet.
      6. Any residual soil that remains will dry to a non-sticky crystal, which will be removed during normal vacuuming.
    3. WET BONNET PROCEDURE:
      1. Submerge cotton bonnet in Brush and Bonnet solution.
      2. Wring well and buff carpet surface in overlapping pattern.
      3. Rinse and wring bonnet frequently.
      4. Soil that is not picked up by the bonnet will be crystallized and encapsulated, ready for removal by subsequent vacuuming.

    The advantages of the bonnet carpet cleaning method are:

    • Low equipment cost
    • Rapid drying (usually dry in 30 minutes)
    • Very rapid cleaning (because you’re only cleaning the surface)
    • Less wicking
    • Lower investment
    • Fewer spots and stains coming back after cleaning
    • The ability to charge less because it’s faster

    The Disadvantages of the bonnet carpet cleaning method are:

    • Pile distortion and fiber damage on cut-pile carpet
    • Swirl marks left behind
    • Soil ground into the carpet
    • Abrasion of carpet due to gritty soil
    • Detergent and soil build-up
    • Resoiling due to sticky residue
    • Only the surface is cleaned - deep down dirt is not removed
    • A large inventory of clean bonnets is required
    • Several washers and dryers needed to clean the bonnets
    • Nearly all carpet and fiber manufacturers recommend against using the bonnet method on cut-pile carpet
    • Many of the detergents and shampoos for bonnet cleaning contain high levels of optical brightener
    • The carpet warranty may be voided by the carpet manufacturer

    Carpet is a three dimensional object. But, with bonnet carpet cleaning, only two dimensions (width and length) of the carpet are really cleaned - that is, the surface. Under the cleaned surface may exist a living, breathing sewer. Unfortunately, a clean appearance is all some customers care about.

    Bonnet cleaning does have a place in the scheme of things - sometimes it helps after extraction cleaning an area of LOOP-PILE carpet with a large number of spills. For example, if you have been extraction cleaning a loop pile carpet in a dining room in a nursing home where there is a large number of large spills and many of the stains always reappear, using dry bonnets after cleaning will reduce drying time and reduce possibility of wicking and, therefore, reduce the likelihood of having to go back. It can also be used after extraction cleaning of olefin Berber carpet to prevent streaking.

    If you see a large stain indicating a massive spill, even this won’t totally solve the problem.

    Of course, if there are just a few areas or if this is cut-pile carpet, you can simply spray down ARA Anti-Resoiling / Anti-Wicking Agent after extraction cleaning on the spill areas to reduce wicking.

    Clean and Brighten Your Cotton Bonnets: When you wash bonnets, use 3 oz. (1 heaping scoop) of Extreme Clean with 6 oz. (2 heaping scoops) of OSR in your wash.

    NOTE: Do not run a DRY bonnet on olefin (polypropylene) carpet or rug - olefin has a very low softening point!

    Here are some mill and fiber producer statements on carpet bonnet cleaning (Nearly all carpet manufacturers are against bonnet cleaning):

    • “Do not use “spin bonnet” or other rotary systems on cut-pile carpet.”
      -- Axminster Carpet
    • “Bonnet or Absorbent Pad … The use of this method is not recommended on cut-pile carpet.
      -- BASF, Guidelines for Maintenance and Cleaning
    • Non-approved methods: … Bonnet Method: … Disadvantage: This method only affects the surface of the carpet. The buffing action can distort the carpet pile and grind dirt deeper into the pile, and the spinning action of the pad can distort face yarn.”
      -- Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings, Care maintenance program for Powerbond products
    • Bonnet cleaning systems … Shaw Industries does not recommend this cleaning system. The bonnet system has very limited capability for soil removal and leaves much of the detergent in the pile since it employs no real extraction. As a result, rapid resoiling often occurs. Another disadvantage of this system is that the spinning bonnet may distort the pile fibers of cut pile carpet, leaving distinct swirl marks.”
      -- Shaw Industries
    • ROTARY PROHIBITION STATEMENT: To all valued Tandus Customers, Professional Cleaners and all concerned: Please be advised that Tandus does emphatically prohibit the use of all rotary devices or machines for the purpose of carpet cleaning, physical agitation and/or speed drying. ALL Rotary devices, including but not limited to bonnet machines and Cimex triple head machines, will void the manufacturer’s warranty. They are considered improper and nonapproved, and shall NOT be utilized on any Tandus product.”
      -- Tandus Technologies (Manufacturer primarily of commercial carpet such as PowerBond®)

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    Date Published: November 10, 2014

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