HOW TO POLISH/BURNISH
The purpose of burnishing a floor is to give it a glossy shine. A well
burnished floor can make an room look cleaner and bigger. Burnishers can
range from speeds of 800 rpm's to 3000 rpm's. Burnishing floor pads use
soft fibers to smooth the floor finishes surface to a high gloss shine.
Scrub floor to remove dirt and debris.
Burnish the floor using a burnishing floor pad.
Dust the floor to remove micro-particles of floor finish and dust.
Make sure that your floor has been prepared for scrubbing. After the floor
has been prepared vacuum or dust mop the floor to remove any dust. We
recommend that you spray your dust mop with dust mop treatment to remove as much
dust as possible. Make sure to remove anything stuck to the floor because
this will gum up or rip the floor pad.
Make sure that the floor you are burnishing does not and will not have traffic
moving through it. Use warning signs to make sure the area where you are
scrubbing is marked out so that everyone is aware of it.
Before you burnish any area make sure that you have removed and dirt and debris
from the floors surface. An easy way to achieve this is to use a floor
machine and scrub the floor using a scrubbing floor pad. Dust mop the
floor using a dust mop treated with dust mop treatment.
When burnishing a floor use a burnisher that rotates the floor pad at least 800
rpm. Types of pads you should use are white, UHS or an ultra burnishing
pad. Burnish the sides of the room first then swing the burnisher side to
side towards the center of the room. Overlap your previous path by about 6
inches with the burnisher.
After the room has been burnished use a dust mop to remove fine particles of
floor finish and dust.
Burnishers come in all sizes and styles and start in the $1400 range for a base
model. ( National
Super Service makes a wide range of burnishers at low prices.
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