Removing Wax from Ceramic Tile Floor in Niles, Ohio
Last week at a commercial building in Niles, HBS had the unique task of removing wax that was improperly applied to a floor with ceramic tile. Naturally, ceramic tile does not accept a wax (finish) since glazed tiles do not absorb any of the applied product, meaning the wax residue will be noticeably visible all across the floor. When this occurs, the wax must be removed entirely. However for the best possible results, it must be done with professional cleaning equipment.
In the above videos, you will see each step to the process of removing the wax off a ceramic tile floor. The first video shows us laying down floor stripper, which is the main chemical used to remove old wax off of a floor. This is done by spreading the chemical mixed with water all across the tile by using a mop head. The second video shows us using a powered rotary floor scrubber and a deck brush. In this step we are simply trying to agitate floor stripper that has just been laid down. Then in the final video, we are seen using an automatic floor scrubber. This machine is used to dispense water onto the floor and then vacuum all of the leftover residue. After these steps, the wax is completely removed and all that is left to do is mop the floor with water to give it a clean rinse. Now the floor is back to looking brand new, as you can see in the before and after photos below. And remember, don't wax ceramic tile floors!
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