Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on theInternational Custodial Advisors Network(ICAN)"Ask the Experts"page:We have rubber stair treads on the stairways in our building. After we clean them, we would like to apply a finish to help preserve them. Is there a recommended product to accomplish this and not present a safety hazard during wet conditions?
Check with the manufacturer, as most do not recommend applying finish to their products. On the matter of slippage, a finished tile should not be more of a hazard than an unfinished one. However, add enough moisture from ice and snow and even bare concrete can become slick. For safety, it is a good practice to use ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX associate editor, firstname.lastname@example.org