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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning rubber tile floor

August 11, 2009
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Can you recommend procedures, chemicals and pads to save time cleaning new or old rubber floor tile in an auto dealership?
The answer:
The obvious time saver is an autoscrubber, properly sized to move around easily in the area you have to clean. Use a backpack vacuum for the dry pickup rather than a dust mop or broom.
Rubber tile, new or old, cleans up best if it is lightly sealed. See the tile manufacturer’s website for approved finishes and procedures. Avoid stripping and other operations that will remove the ...Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX associate editor, lekrafft@juno.com
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