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Friday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning Procedures

June 25, 2010
Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We have a question about floor wax and polish. What’s the difference between the the two? No one on our cleaning crew seems to know. We have vinyl flooring and have been using a Johnson product, and we are due for a strip and wax, or polish?
The answer:
Vinyl and most other resilient tile floors today are protected and beautified by using a metal-interlock finishes constructed with styrene acrylic polymers. Johnson Wax Professional retained the Wax in deference to their Carnauba tree wax heritage, but you will find no wax in Complete® or Vectra™. In fact, natural waxes have not been in common use for floor protection for fifty years.
Consequently, the correct phrase is...
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
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