Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is your suggestion for cleaning, stripping and refinishing a large area of textured rubber floor (12000m2)? The customer insists on applying floor polish twice a month for a glossy appearance.
Here is a classic case of wanting something (high gloss) where it is next to impossible to have maintain it. Any textured floor will present the same problem. Because of the different levels, this floor is difficult to burnish or polish to bring out a gloss. The high spots get quickly worn off and look dull while the valleys shine with layers of finish and often sealed-in dirt.
Usually the rubber flooring manufacturers recommend no finish or only a light coating of a special flexible finish made for rubber tile. You should check the flooring manufacturer''s ... — Lynn E. Krafft
, ICAN/ATEX Editor