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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Question

How can I get deep smears, smudges off a rubber type flooring with welded seams? I used degreaser 'profi' as directed with a white pad, red pad, and it does nothing. I scrubbed on my hands and knees....it will not go away. it looks like betadine stain; but I don't think it is since we have stain remover for betadine, used as it is spilled, and 7 days a week cleaning care. What is the correct procedure on these floors? They are supposed to be 'fool proof'. I haven't seen a 'fool proof' flooring yet!


Answer

I have no good answer for you. The smear you see may be a true stain, something that has penetrated the rubber and will not come off.
It also may be protected by a layer of some sort of finish, so you may need to strip that section if the degreaser has not already done so.
Try the cleaner you use for the iodine-based spots. Someone may have missed a spill when it happened.
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
lekrafft@juno.com