Resilient Tile Finish with Poor Durability

Poor durability on resilient tile finish can be caused from: using an incorrect daily maintenance chemical; diluting daily maintenance chemical incorrectly; using wrong floor pads for maintenance; continual dirt present on the floor; or an incomplete stripping job at the time of the finish application. The information below explains what to do to correct these situations.

Cause: Wrong chemical used for daily maintenance. Solution: Be sure the daily cleaner is neutral in pH (we recommend Unitex Daily Clean). Use only cool water, not hot, when cleaning.

Cause: Wrong dilution ratio used for daily maintenance chemical. Solution: Follow the label directions for dilution. Be sure to measure and not just glug the chemical into the container.

Cause: Wrong floor pads used for daily and weekly maintenance. Solution: Be sure to not use overly abrasive pads for maintenance. Follow directions on the label of the finish used to know what kind of pad to use for daily maintenance. If a too aggressive pad was used, a scrubbing and refinishing process may need to be done.

Cause: Dirt and/or sand is present on the floor. Solution: Make sure there are proper mats in the entries of the building. Do a daily dust mopping of the facility.

Cause: Old finish was not completely stripped at the time of the finish application. Solution: Using Unitex Melt Down Stripper, a floor machine and black pad, strip the floor. Rinse with Unitex Daily Clean. Apply finish per label directions.

Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.