Floor finish – it’s plastic, not "wax"

This really isn’t all that important – commercial cleaners never use wax anymore – but purists will correct you from time to time.

Wax is used exclusively on wood – and even a lot of wood floors (gym’s, laminates, etc) have plastic based finish rather than a true wax.

If you’ve ever tried to maintain a shine on a high wear surface (floor or table) you’d understand why – it is a massively labor intensive and frustrating process – the first foot to walk over the surface can blemish days of buffing.

I’m not a chemist – but the most common description of finish I hear is “metal interlock plastic finish”.

That it’s plastic does have some different maintenance problems (covered elsewhere) – but they are trivial compared to trying to maintain a wax surface.


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