Resilient Tile Finish with Poor Gloss

Poor gloss refers to the floor’s shine. With a finish on it, the floor's shine should be glossy. Causes for poor gloss include the floor being incorrectly prepared; dirty mops, bucket, wringers, or other tools were used; the coating was applied too thin; not enough coats of finish were applied to the floor; finish coats were applied too soon after one another; the floor was not thoroughly dry before applying the finish. The following are solutions for these causes.

Cause: Floor was incorrectly prepared (poorly rinsed, improperly stripped, etc.). Solution: Using Unitex Melt Down Stripper and a floor machine with a black pad, strip the floor. Rinse with Unitex Daily Clean. Apply more finish per label directions.

Cause: Dirty equipment such as mops, buckets, wringers, or other tools were used. Solution: If the floor was just mopped or buffed with dirty equipment, use clean equipment and re-mop or rebuff the area. If finish was put down with dirty equipment, use Unitex Melt Down Stripper and a floor machine with a black pad to strip the floor. Rinse with Unitex Daily Clean. Apply more finish per label directions. USE ONLY CLEAN TOOLS!

Cause: Finish coat was applied too thin. Solution: Make sure the  floor is clean, and then apply more coats of finish per the manufacturer’s directions.

Cause: Not enough layers of finish on the floor. Solution: Make sure the floor is clean, and then apply more coats of finish per the manufacturer’s directions.

Cause: Finish coats were applied on top of each other too soon. Solution: Using Unitex Melt Down Stripper and a floor machine with a black pad, strip the floor. Rinse with Unitex Daily Clean. Apply more finish per label directions leaving enough dry time between each coat.

Cause: Floor wasn’t dry before applying the finish. Solution: Using Unitex Melt Down Stripper and a floor machine with a black pad, strip the floor. Rinse with Unitex Daily Clean. Place air movers on the floor to allow for rapid drying. Apply more 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.