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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Polished slate maintenance

June 9, 2011
Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We recently installed polished slate floors. Which buffer or polisher would be best to maintain the shine without damaging the sealer?
The answer:
If it is a topical sealer, it adheres to the surface of the slate and, usually, is itself protected by several coats of finish that are designed to take the traffic and wear and be repaired so the floor continues to look good. If the sealer is a penetrating sealer, it is in the slate and should not be harmed by polishing even if there ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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