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We have tile floors throughout the building where I work and the floors are looking awful in the halls, where much traffic occurs, as well as under lunch tables where the tile is mopped numerous times daily.
We have it on our weekly/monthly nightly cleaning that the floors are to be buffed once a month, but I have been informed that this should occur weekly (yes/no?).
I have questions about the difference between burnishing and buffing; I honestly know nothing about either.
We have approximately 80 families that enter our building and 80 children in the building 5 days a week.
What should our monthly floor cleaning be like? Buffing or burnishing and how often?
Thursday’s Answer:Based on your description and estimated traffic, it would be unlikely that a reasonable shine and uniform appearance would last longer than two weeks.
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