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How to Maintain Rubber Tile, Asphalt and Cork Tiles

Aug 17, 2007
Maintaining rubber tile can sometimes be difficult. Especially when it has greased, which is difficult to be removed. What will be the best way to care for the rubber tile? Find some tips, which can be useful for you to maintain the rubber tile.

Below is some guidance on how to clean other floorings. Get the tips on what will be the best way without damaging the surface of the floors.

ASPHALT TILE can be dusted with a damp mop or an untreated dust mop. For washing it, use suds made with a mild soap or a detergent and cool water. Special finishes are made for asphalt tile or you can use a self-polishing wax. Such finishes however are not essential. Oil polishes and ordinary waxes should not be used. Asphalt tile is often used in basements and laundries because of its superior resistance to water.

CORK TILES are given a steel-disc polish at the factory, a process that seals them or a thick coating of vinyl plastic. They should be kept well waxed and any type of wax can be used, but polishing waxes are best for them. Cork tile floors can be washed with soap or detergent and warm water, and spots can be scoured with steel wool. No other finish than wax is recommended.

OTHER FLOORINGS that are becoming popular, especially for entry halls and enclosed porches, are colored ceramic tiles (glazed and unglazed); quarry tiles, made of a variety of stone cut in tile shapes and polished smooth; terra cotta, which is made of glazed hard-baked clay tiles; flagstone and bluestone, polished; floor brick (glazed); and paving brick (unglazed).

A SEALER IS RECOMMENDED for all such floors. The S. C. Johnson Company suggests its product, Terra-New, for white or very light floors in this group, whether factory-sealed or not. For sealed floors of glazed brick or tile (except white or very light ones) either polishing or self-polishing waxes are recommended. For these floors a cleaning wax such as Jubilee or Maid of Honor is suggested because soap-type cleaners tend to combine with cement in the joints to leave an unsightly scum.

UNPAEVTED CEMENT FLOORS should be swept with a vacuum cleaner, a broom, or a push brush, using a sweeping compound if desired, to keep down the dust. For washing them use a wet mop or long handled scrubbing brush and plain water. If the cement is very dirty, add two to four tablespoons of washing soda or trisodium phosphate to the washing water. Rinse the floor thoroughly with clear water and let it dry. If grease stains remain, sprinkle them with washing soda or trisodium phosphate and let it stand for about half an hour, then rinse.

WATERPROOF AND DUSTPROOF CEMENT FLOORS
can be had by coating them with a solution made by adding a pint of water glass, obtained from a hardware store, to four pints of cool water. Apply this to a thoroughly clean dry floor, using a mop or brush, and let it dry for twenty-four hours. Then rinse with cool water and apply another coat. Three or four coats are sometimes given to provide a good hard surface.

CEMENT FLOORS CAN BE PAINTED with good deck paint. If painted, follow the directions given for a painted wooden floor. They can be waxed, if desired, with either polishing or self-polishing wax.

You can use the mild soap or detergent to clean the rubber floor. Polishing the rubber tile floor can be done with the self-polishing waves. Asphalt tile and Cork Tiles can be dusted and washed with mild soap or detergent; use the wax for the best look. Other flooring can be waxed. Unpaevted cement floors should be swept with a vacuum cleaner, broom or brush and it can also be washed with plain water. Cement floors can be coating with some solution or it can be painted.
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