How do I Refinish an Armstrong Solarium No Wax Floor?


Armstrong Solarium no-wax floors are coated with a vinyl or polyurethane protective covering that gives the floors a long-lasting shine. After time, no-wax floors can become dull from dirt particles gradually becoming worked into the floor's vinyl coating. You can restore the shine by giving the floor a thorough cleaning and applying layers of water-based self-polishing floor wax.

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups vinegar
  • Plastic bucket
  • Mop
  • Water-based self-polishing floor wax
  • Sponge

Clean the Floor

  • Sweep the floor to remove any dirt or debris.

  • Combine 4 cups water and 4 cups vinegar in a plastic bucket.

  • Dip a mop into the bucket. Wring out the mop so it's moist, not soaking wet. Mop the entire floor and allow to dry.

Refinish the Floor

  • Apply a layer of water-based self-polishing floor wax with a sponge or mop. This was can be found at many hardware or janitorial supply stores.

  • Allow the first layer to dry for 10 to 30 minutes.

  • Apply a second layer of the floor wax. A third layer can be applied, if desired. Repeat this process once a year or as needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid using traditional floor wax; it can damage the floor.

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