Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Our new court house has terrazzo flooring as you enter each floor (there are 4 floors). I would estimate as much as 3000 sq. ft. per floor to maintain daily. What equipment would you recommend to increase efficiency for daily maintenance and also scheduled maintenance, as required. I know the right equipment will reduce the labor cost for maintaining the terrazzo and make time available for other duties.
There are several factors to consider depending on what’s been done already. If the floor has a penetrating sealer applied and no topical finish or sealer applied, the best approach is to keep it that way and to use a combination of diamond impregnated floor pads and normal polishing pads under an auto-scrubber. By combination, I mean that once you get the shine established with the diamond pads, then, for daily cleaning, you use a white or soft hogshair pad and then, once a month or quarter or less, go back to ... — Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.
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