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In a daycare setting, is it safe to apply 5 coats of finish or will it create a safety hazard for the kids and the staff?
This school used a contractor who only applied one coat of finish when the VCT tile was laid.
They have been open now for 3 months and after nightly mopping and daily traffic the floors are dulling out and looking scratchy.
Is it too late to offer monthly spray buffing on the floors?
I offered this to the owners in my initial bid, but at the time they could not afford it.
Now, they may consider it.
Friday’s Answer:Most VCT warranties recommend 2-3 coats of a commercial floor finish to protect new tile from abrasion and stains.
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