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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning stairs

August 18, 2010
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We have rubber stair treads on the stairways in our building. After we clean them, we would like to apply a finish to help preserve them.
Is there a recommended product to accomplish this and not present a safety hazard during wet conditions?
The answer:
Check with the manufacturer, as most do not recommend applying finish to their products. On the matter of slippage, a finished tile should not be more of a hazard than an unfinished one.
However, add enough moisture from ice and snow, and even bare concrete can become slick. For safety, it is a good ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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