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Friday's Ask the Experts: Rubber flooring

December 16, 2011

Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can I get deep smears, smudges off a rubber type flooring with welded seams? I used degreaser ''profi'' as directed with a white pad, red pad, and it does nothing. I scrubbed on my hands and will not go away. it looks like betadine stain; but I don''t think it is since we have stain remover for betadine, used as it is spilled, and 7 days a week cleaning care. What is the correct procedure on these floors? They are supposed to be ''fool proof''. I haven''t seen a ''fool proof'' flooring yet!

The answer:

I have no good answer for you. The smear you see may be a true stain, something that has penetrated the rubber and will not come off. It also may be protected by a layer of some sort of finish, so you may need to strip that section if the degreaser has not ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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