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ICAN/ATEX: Can you recommend a flooring procedure to me?

June 25, 2013

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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What floor finish do you recommend for old 8"x 8" dark green asbestos tile in a heavily trafficked (wheel chairs included) dining room?

Tuesday’s 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 several finishes and apply them … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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