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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Mirrored tile maintenance

November 1, 2011

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have mirror tiled floors that are dull. I have scrubbed, but it does not bring back the shine. Years of wear seem to have removed the factory gloss. Is there anything I can do to bring back a shine on the floor?

The answer:

Yes, there are probably things you can do, but I doubt any of them will turn out to be good, cost effective, long term solutions. Here are some options; if you plan to try them, do so in a one foot square or less area to determine process and product, and proceed from there based on the results you get. I often use a Makita model 9227c angle polisher for testing and in small or confined space jobs. The polisher is inexpensive, light weight, fast, and the speed is adjustable to 600 RPM which gives good control without burning ... — Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultants

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