9 Places to Get a Floor Scrubber/Floor Cleaner Rental

Short Answer: You can rent a floor scrubber or cleaner from many local and national companies including Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Menards, Sunbelt Rentals, and ProClean Supply. Prices for floor cleaner rentals vary depending on the job and type of equipment needed; most places charge less than $50 for a day-long rental, while long-term rental periods of a month can cost several hundred dollars. If you don’t have a way to transport your rental, some companies will deliver. Alternately, you can also hire a professional floor cleaning service to do the work for you. Below, we outline where to rent floor scrubbers and cleaners, including cost, rental length, type of equipment available, and more.

The Best Place to Rent Floor Scrubbers and Cleaners

The cost of renting a floor scrubber or cleaner varies depending on what you need, the size of the machine, and what’s available. However, most rental places offer somewhat comparable pricing. If you’re looking for a floor cleaner rental for home use, your best bet is to contact your local Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Menards, or other hardware store and ask what floor cleaning equipment is stocked for rent. Most equipment rentals designed for basic home cleaning are easy to use and transport with shorter return windows available. If you need a carpet cleaner rental in particular, you can check your local Walmart, Albertsons, Vons, Kroger, Ralphs, Publix, or Winn-Dixie. See our articles for more details.

For larger applications, or to clean, prepare, or treat the floors in a commercial space, rental companies such as ProClean Supply, Sunbelt Rentals, or AAA Rent-All may better suit your needs. These rental companies tend to have more extensive product catalogs with high-powered equipment that can tackle heavy-duty work. You can also usually rent items for longer; in some cases, up to a month. And if a large piece of machinery won’t fit in your vehicle, many also offer delivery to your home or job site.

Where to Rent Floor Scrubbers and Cleaners

There are several regional and national chains that supply carpet and floor cleaners, scrubbers, sanders, and polishers for rent. Product availability can vary by location, so it is always a good idea to call your local store ahead of time and ask if the machine you’re looking for is in stock and available for rent.

AAA Rent-All (Baton Rouge, La. Only)

  • Rental types: Floor scrubbers, polishers, buffers, edgers, carpet cleaners and extractors, grinders, and tile strippers
  • Extra supplies needed: Not for most products, although the majority of the grinders have a variety of accessory tools to choose from. You may also need cleaning solution depending on the machine you rent.
  • Length of rental window: Daily, weekly, or monthly
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type and the amount of time needed, with larger, electric equipment costing more than hand tools. For a single day, prices range from around $45 for a mini cordless floor scrubber to around $165 for a large commercial-strength scrubber. To check the prices and availability, see AAA Rent-All’s online inventory.
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes, but larger equipment may require more than one person. 
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes, in general, and home delivery is available for items in the Baton Rouge area.
  • Find your nearest AAA Rent-All

Keep Clean Products (Southern California Only)

  • Rental Types: Carpet extractors, floor scrubbers, and buffers, though the company is constantly updating its equipment
  • Extra supplies needed: You may need cleaning solution depending on the machine you rent.
  • Length of rental window: You’ll need to contact Keep Clean Products with your project start date for details on the rental period.
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type and the amount of time needed. For a single day, prices range from $45 to $50. For a detailed price quote, and to check availability, you’ll need to reach out through Keep Clean Products’ “Contact Us” form.
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes
  • Contact Keep Clean Products

Lowe’s

  • Rental types: Carpet cleaners are available for rent in every store. Floor polishers and sanders are available in select locations; call your local Lowe’s ahead of time to find out if they’re stocked there.
  • Extra supplies needed: You may need cleaning solution depending on the machine you rent. Optional attachments may also be available.
  • Pricing: Bissell carpet cleaners start at $29.99 for a 24-hour period. Lowe’s sells Bissell cleaning solution (which must be used with carpet cleaner rentals) for around $20 a bottle and under.
  • Length of rental window: 24 hours or 48 hours
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes
  • Find your nearest Lowe’s

Note: See our related research for information about renting other equipment from Lowe’s.

Menards

  • Rental types: Floor polishers, scrubbers, pressure washers, carpet cleaners, and air movers
  • Extra supplies needed: Additional scrubber brush heads and cleaning solution may be needed.
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type and the amount of time needed. For a four-hour rental window, prices range from $20 for a floor scrubber, to $30 for a pressure washer, to $35 for a Rug Doctor. Extra scrubber brush heads cost an extra $10 while cleaning solution is available for under $20. To check pricing and availability, see Menards’ online inventory.
  • Length of rental window: Varies by equipment type and availability. Typically, you can rent equipment for a minimum of four hours.
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes
  • Find your nearest Menards

ProClean Supply (Central California Only)

  • Rental Types: Carpet extractors, floor polishers/scrubbers, dry clean machines, air movers, and vacuums
  • Extra supplies needed: You may need cleaning solution depending on the machine you rent.
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type and the amount of time needed. The products are available for rent for a day or a weekend, from around $20 to $75. To check pricing, see ProClean Supply’s rental equipment list and submit an inquiry form at checkout for a quote.
  • Length of rental window: Daily or over a weekend
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Most can; home delivery is also available for items in Central California.
  • Contact ProClean Supply

Rug Doctor

  • Rental Types: Light-grade floor scrubbers and carpet cleaners are available. Enter your ZIP code into the Find a Location search bar to find stores in your area that rent Rug Doctors.
  • Extra supplies needed: There are optional hard floor and upholstery attachments as well as a variety of cleaning formulas and soaps. For example, there are different concentrates for pet stains, odors, hairs, etc. Attachments are typically under $6; cleaning solution ranges from around $6 to $24.
  • Pricing: Starts at around $19.99 for a four-hour rental of a small spot cleaner up to around $45 for a 24-hour rental of the Pro Deep Cleaner.
  • Length of rental window: Four hours, 24 hours, or 48 hours depending on the machine
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes
  • Find your nearest Rug Doctor

Sunbelt Rentals

  • Rental types: Floor polishers, sweepers, scrubbers, wet/dry vacuums, and carpet cleaners/extractors
  • Extra supplies needed: Depending on how specific your need is, you may need an additional attachment or cleaning solution. For the most part, the equipment functions on its own. If you’re looking to buffer or sandpaper your floor or clean your upholstery, you’ll need accessories.
  • Pricing: Varies according to local availability and the amount of time needed. For example, a four-gallon commercial carpet extractor in Upstate New York costs around $50 for a day, $155 for a week, or $265 for four weeks. To check prices and availability in your area, contact your local Sunbelt Rentals.
  • Length of rental window: One-day, one-week, or four-week blocks
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes, in general; although it does have industrial-size equipment for rent, some of which requires operation by more than one person.
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Some can; home delivery is available for all items.
  • Find your nearest Sunbelt Rental

The Home Depot

  • Rental types: Floor polishers, strippers, sanders, wet/dry vacuums, carpet cleaners and extractors, and installers. Not all The Home Depot locations have every product available for rent, so you may wish to call your local store ahead of time and ask about what’s in stock.
  • Extra supplies needed: The Home Depot has additional tools available for tricky situations. If you’re looking to rid your hardwood floors from an especially gummy material, for example, the store has extra sanding/scrubbing brush heads available to make the job easier. You’ll also need cleaning solution for carpet cleaners, which you can find in the store for around $20 or less.
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type and the amount of time needed. For a single day, prices range from around $20 for something like a wet/dry vac to over $70 for a carpet cleaner or floor sander. There’s also an additional refundable deposit required. To check prices and availability, contact your local Home Depot Tool Rental.
  • Length of rental window: Four-hour, one-day, one-week, or four-week blocks
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Yes
  • Find your nearest Home Depot

United Rentals

  • Rental types: Floor polishers, scrubbers, sanders, buffers, scrapers, tile strippers, and more
  • Extra equipment/supplies needed: Smaller equipment is available and doesn’t need any extra equipment. However, pressure washers and larger equipment typically require a few extra accessories (such as hoses, gauges, and tools). Accessories are relatively cheap, starting at around $7.
  • Pricing: Varies according to the product type, the amount of time needed, and the size of the product. For a single day, prices range from $17 to $350. To check prices, see United Rentals’ online inventory.
  • Length of rental window: One-day, one-week, or four-week blocks
  • Can rentals be carried and operated by one person? Yes, in general, although United Rentals also rents out industrial-size equipment, some of which requires operation by more than one person.
  • Can rentals fit into a car? Most can; home delivery is also available
  • Find your nearest United Rentals

If your needs are specific to grout and tile work, we can help you find grout and tile cleaning machine rentals near you.

Hiring Professional Floor Cleaners

If you’re not able to clean or treat your own floors, or the idea of picking out the right piece of equipment seems overwhelming to you, you can always hire a professional service instead. The cost for a professional floor cleaner will vary depending on the job, but typically, professional cleaning will be more expensive than renting a machine. Below are a few highly-rated services that will professionally clean your floors:

ServiceMaster Clean

  • Services: ServiceMaster Clean offers carpet, hardwood floor, tile, and grout cleaning
  • Residential and commercial? Yes
  • Pricing: Call or submit a request online for a ServiceMaster Clean quote
  • How long does the process take? The norm is a few hours, but it depends on the amount of work.
  • Find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean

Stanley Steemer

  • Services: Standard carpet, tile, and grout cleaning, as well as more specific cleaning regimes for oriental rugs, hardwood floors, and natural stone floors
  • Residential and commercial? Yes
  • Pricing: Varies, but there is a $100 minimum pricing. To check prices and availability, contact Stanley Steemer for a quote.
  • How long does the process take? The norm is a few hours, but it depends on the amount of work.
  • Find your nearest Stanley Steemer

For more details on professional floor cleaners, we’ve compiled the list of largest carpet cleaning services, including costs, eco-friendly options, and more.

2 comments

  • Joan Nors says:

    Please let me know where I can rent an electric grout cleaner in the Waco, TX area. I also need to know the cost. Thank you.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Joan,

      It looks like the Waco location of United Rentals may have an electric grout cleaner that you would be able to rent. However, you’ll need to reach out to this location directly to confirm that the cleaner is available when you need it and what the cost will be. You can reach the United Rentals Waco office at (254) 751-9200 between 7 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). You can also read more about the available equipment at that location on the United Rentals website. There’s a Lowe’s store in Waco that may also have the tools you need available for rent, but as with United Rentals, you’ll need to get in touch with the store to find out more details. The phone number for the ProDesk at the Waco Lowe’s store is (254) 224-0211, and the store hours are 6 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 8 AM to 7 PM Sunday. I hope this helps!