Why does my floor finish show a haze or look cloudy?

A cloudy haze on your floor finish can be caused by a number of things. Often when an autoscrubber or burnisher is used, small scratches can appear on the floor. Scratches like these are normally unnoticeable, but can stand out on dark tile flooring. It may take some time and careful examination to determine the cause of haze in your facility.

If you find that while using an autoscrubber or burnisher, it is quickly becoming caked with floor finish, you may have an issue with detergents. Always make sure that floor finish is applied with a clean mop and wringer. If the wringer has detergent on it, you will contaminate the floor finish before you even apply it. Detergent can also cause a problem when too much has been left on the floor from daily activities like mopping. Over time, the detergent can build up and cause a sticky residue that will not respond to buffing. The detergent will be ground into the floor finish and cause the floor to look hazy.

However, detergents aren’t the only sources that can contaminate floor finish. Dust mops may also cause buff haze. When you use pre-treated dust mops, always remember to air them out the night before you use them. Often pre-treated dust mops are saturated with oils that can seep into the floor finish and even onto the tiles themselves if you do not air dry your dust mops first.

When you begin to notice scratches in your floor finish, you may need to examine your daily cleaning practices more closely. Many things can cause scratches. Are you using the right floor finish? Buckeye’s Hard Floor Program has a variety of floor finishes that are customizable for your facility. Are you using the right floor pads at the right pressure? If a pad is too aggressive or too much pressure is applied, you may be inadvertently stripping off floor finish. Is the floor clean? Are the floor pads clean? If not, you may be grinding dirt further into the floor as you attempt to clean. The Buckeye Hard Floor Care Program includes extensive training and customer support that can help solve almost any flooring issue. With Buckeye’s Hard Floor Care Program, you can ensure products are being used correctly and customize you floor care program for your facility.

Buckeye Eco® All-Purpose Cleaner E11

Unfortunately, when your floor finish is compromised in this way, you will most likely need to deep scrub and remove a few layers of floor finish. To do this, use Buckeye Eco® All-Purpose Cleaner E11/S11, diluted at 4 ounces per gallon with a blue, soft pad. Then, reapply. Once you have done that, be sure to clean the new floor finish with soft padded autoscrubbers. When using autoscrubbers or burnishers, you may benefit from beginning with a softer pad and then later moving to a more aggressive pad.

Arena 300

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Arena® 300 is a 100% urethane water-based wood floor coating with exceptional durability and shine for all types of wood. It has an extremely mild scent and no solvent odor. Since it is made from a single component, there is no mixing required. Other benefits of Arena 300 include easy application, quick dry time, and greater abrasion resistance. It provides excellent leveling and superior film hardness, while being environmentally safer and VOC compliant.

Arena 300 is part of the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program. A wood floor is one of the most expensive and prestigious floor types, and needs to be protected. Reflections products make it is easy to use the equipment that is already available in your facility, and the program is cost effective, easy to follow, and will extend the life of your floors. Many of the products are VOC compliant such as VOC compliant Arena water-based wood floor coatings and high performance and VOC compliant Coliseum® oil-based wood floor coatings. The program also offers hands-on training at no cost to you.

Spring Mega Job Fair at Towson University

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Students and alumni of all majors are invited to meet with over 200 employers for full-time, internships and part-time positions. Remember to bring 15 – 20 copies of your resume.

LOCATION:
SECU Arena

DATE:
Friday, March 31st, 2017

TIME:
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Career Premiere of Virginia

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Career Premiere Fair brings employers together with juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from several liberal arts and sciences colleges, universities and community colleges in the northwest and southwest regions of Virginia.

LOCATION:
Green Ridge Recreation Center

DATE:
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

TIME:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Member institution students and alumni, check with your Career Services office about the availability of transportation from your campus which may require registration.

LOCATION:
University of St. Thomas Jerabeck Athletic and Activity Center
4000 Mt. Vernon St.
Houston, TX 77006

DATE:
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

TIME:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Florida International University Business Career Fair

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The Office of Career Management Services (CMS) is hosting The College of Business’ Career Fair offered exclusively for FIU Business students and alumni. This event is much more targeted than a traditional career fair and is designed to allow for meaningful, one-on-one interactions between employers and students.

LOCATION:
FIU – GC Ballrooms

DATE:
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

TIME:
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Cleveland State University Professional Sales Careers for Management Majors

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Hear from our newest Executive in Residence, Kenny Koblitz, retired vice president of Americo Manufacturing, Zep and author. Mr. Koblitz will present on what Professional Sales is, the value of studying Professional Sales for all majors and the many different roles and lucrative career opportunities available to skilled sales professionals.

LOCATION:
BU 220

DATE:
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

TIME:
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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UMASS-Lowell Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The UMass Lowell Career Fair is the place to be this spring. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with over 1,300 students from all majors. Sponsorship packages and next day interview opportunities are available.

LOCATION:
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell, MA 01852

DATE:
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

TIME:
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Kennesaw State University All Major Career Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Whether you’re about to graduate, switching jobs, looking for an internship or just a freshman looking for networking experience, this event is really something that no student at KSU can afford to miss.

LOCATION:
Dr. Betty L. Seigel Student Recreation & Activities Center

DATE:
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

TIME:
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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