3M™ Red Buffer Pad 5100

3M™ Red Buffer Pad 5100 is a floor maintenance, cleaning and buffing pad made of polyester fiber in an open textured, nonwoven construction. Cleaning and polishing abrasive particles are dispersed throughout and bonded to the non- woven construction with a durable resin system that permeates the entire pad. Unique design and durable construction make these pads the industry standard for consistent performance and long life.

  • Designed to be used for auto-scrubbing, spray cleaning or dry buffing of hard surface floors
  • For use on standard, low speed automatic scrubbers and rotary floor machines (175 – 600 rpm)


This product is used for spray cleaning or dry buffing under a rotary floor machine. It is also used for light scrubbing using water or detergent solution under standard, low speed automatic scrubbers.

For use on finish-coated flooring such as sheet vinyl, vinyl tile, marble, terrazzo or concrete.

Features and Benefits

Uniform coating throughout every 3M™ floor pad reduces the number of knots and clumps, which eliminates scratching of floors while providing greater consistency and extended pad life.

Pads are reversible and will not be significantly affected by water, detergents, or cleaners normally used for floor maintenance.

Exacting standards for quality mean thickness uniformity from edge to edge and pad to pad are exceptional, resulting in consistent performance without pad wobble or machine vibration. The precise center-hole placement and roundness of the pads also contributes to the smooth operation which extends pad life and may help reduce operator fatigue.


Abrasive TypeMineral
ApplicationBuffing, Cleaning
Center HoleNo, Yes
Center Hole Diameter (Imperial)3.228 in, 3.375 in
Center Hole Diameter (Metric)8.5 cm, 82 mm
Color FamilyRed
Equipment TypeRotary Sander
Machine Speed175-600 RPM
MaterialNon-woven Polyester Fiber
National Stock Number7910014394464, 7910014394467
Overall Diameter (Imperial)10 in, 11 in, 12 in, 13 in, 14 in, 15 in, 16 in, 17 in, 18 in, 19 in, 20 in, 21 in, 22 in, 23 in, 24 in
Overall Diameter (Metric)254 mm, 280 mm, 305 mm, 330 mm, 356 mm, 380 mm, 406 mm, 432 mm, 460 mm, 480 mm, 510 mm, 530 mm, 559 mm, 584 mm, 610 mm
Overall Length (Imperial)14 in, 18 in
Overall Length (Metric)356 mm, 457 mm
Overall Thickness (Imperial)1 in
Overall Thickness (Metric)2.54 cm, 25.4 mm
Overall Width (Imperial)12 in, 14 in, 20 in, 28 in, 32 in
Overall Width (Metric)305 mm, 356 mm, 508 mm, 711 mm, 813 mm
Product ColorRed
Product TypeCleaning Pads
Quantity10/case, 20/case, 5/case
Recommended ApplicationSpray Cleaning Protected Floors
ShapeRectangular, Round
Size (Imperial)18 in x 12 in x 1 in, 12 in x 18 in, 20 in x 14 in, 28 in x 14 in, 32 in x 14 in
Size (Metric)457 mm x 305 mm x 2.54 cm, 305 mm x 457 mm, 508 mm x 356 mm, 711 mm x 356 mm, 813 mm x 356 mm
SubstrateConcrete, Industrial Floors, Linoleum, Sheet Vinyl, VCT