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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: High traffic floor finish

January 18, 2012
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Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What floor finish do you recommend for old 8"x 8" dark green asbestos tile in a heavily trafficked (wheel chairs included) dining room?

The answer:

You''re going to have to experiment with several to see which one holds up best under those conditions. Also, you will have to determine the sort of maintenance you can provide. Many choose a finish that can be burnished to provide a hardened surface to resist the wear. Others select a "scrub and recoat" program. Some would rather spray buff to restore the gloss. Consider the labor costs and time constraints and make a choice that fits your operation. The finishes on the market made by major manufacturers will differ in solids content, hardness, and durability. You may wish to get ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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