Floor Buffing Tips
Floor Buffing Tips
Floor Buffing (also called burnishing) is the process used to enhance the appearance of your floor. Generally the buffing process takes place during a routine floor maintenance or after a strip and wax. In this article I will go over a few tips we use at Reflective Images to enhance our buffing process to bring out the best shine to a floor.
- High Speed Propane Buffer
- Hogs Hair & Beige buffing pads
Our double buffing technique!
A very common process we use after we have finished waxing a floor is we double buff it. First and foremost, make sure the floor finish is dry! A tacky or sticky floor can swirl if not properly dried. Once the floor is dry, we use a natural Hogs Hair buffing pad and burnish the floor. This give us a smooth, hard foundation as we transition into the polishing stage. A sweeping of the floor is also done to remove any debris and dust.
Our next step is the polishing stage. At this point the floor should already have a nice shine to it. Now its time to bring out the showroom look!
We change the buff pad to a High Speed Polishing Pad. Generally a Beige or Aqua color. We then proceed to buff the floor slowly to bring out the ultimate shine. This process is a bit more time consuming then the normal single buffing of a floor, but the results are seen in the finished product.
Other Floor Buffing Tips:
- Always make sure your floor pads are clean and free of debris
- Use the proper colored pads for the right finish
- Always keep your buffer moving to avoid burning the floor finish
- Be very careful of loose or broken tiles
- Walking slower with your burnisher will enhance the shine
- Always do a final sweep to remove any dust the buffer leave behind
Filed under: Floor Cleaning
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