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Sunday, November 29, 2015


What type of floor finish is better for high traffic floors?


There is no single finish that will be better than others because much depends on the maintenance you can provide for the finish.
Will you be following a scrub and recoat program or will you be burnishing with a high speed machine? Maybe you will be restoring the finish with a spray buff occasionally?
The finishes will differ according to the maintenance and some procedures are more labor intensive than others.
Choose a finish by applying it correctly on a clean floor and then following the recommended maintenance. Record the intervals between restorations and see, in your setting, what works best for you.
Your Jan-San supplier may have some suggestions as well.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor