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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Sealing restroom floors

November 23, 2011

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is it wise to use sealer or finish on restroom floors?

The answer:

Sealing of cement based grout lines (not glazed tiles) with a penetrating or impregnating sealer is recommended to prevent the penetration of urine, moisture and soil into the porous material and subsequent bacterial growth, odor and discoloration. This assumes a good, non-slip ceramic tile is in place, as is most appropriate for rest rooms and ease of cleaning. If you are faced with resilient tile rest room floors, as most ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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