Flooring and Carpeting/re finish

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I have a split brick kitchen floor.  high traffic areas are starting to look matte finish while rest of floor still has shine.  Would like to refinsh.  how do i know if it has a wax coat or acrylic coat? if wax I need to strip obviously.  what about if it has an acrylic coating?

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An acrylic generally will scratch, leaving a white appearance. A wax or finish that scratches doesn't have that overly white look to it.  

If you determine there is no wax, the easy fix is to apply a finish over the flooring, which will produce an even gloss and, if properly maintained, will prevent further wear to the sealer, assuming that is what it is.

Bill Hohmann
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Bill Hohmann

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I can answer questions concerning the stripping and sealing of various tile, brick, and stone flooring with an emphasis on Mexican Tile. I cannot help in regards to installation issues, such as what sort of tile to use; how to install or remove tiles, etc.

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Over 30 years experience in the manufacture development and use of sealers, coatings and cleaners for tile, stone, brick, etc.

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