Tile - does that bring something?

The good old floor wax has long gone out of fashion - the associated heavy work of the Bohnerns also. But the beans provide intense shine and good surface protection. If this also brings something with tiles, you can read here.

Process in the beans

The beans use special floor wax. It usually consists of white or yellow wax, which is also mixed with turpentine oil, possibly also with other substances. Floor wax is available in liquid and solid form.

The floor wax is applied with a cloth, and penetrates into certain floor coverings. With a very heavy brush, the so-called bean broom, the wax is then polished. This creates the shine, as well as the surface protection, which must be renewed at regular intervals.

Suitable floors

In the past, traditional floor coverings such as plank floors and linoleum floors were used. Even the cement tiles typical of entrance areas, especially at the beginning of the century, can be treated well with floor polish after cleaning with a soft soap and thus remain beautiful for longer.

Suitable floors for the beans are:

  • Wood floors
  • solid flooring
  • linoleum floors
  • Natural stone floors (with special, matching wax)
  • Cement tiles (also with special products, after cleaning with soft soap)

Beans of tiles

Tiles naturally have either a glazed surface (stoneware, wall tiles), or are polished (porcelain stoneware). For glazed tiles, the floor polish layer brings nothing - these tiles shine anyway because of their glaze itself.

Although it is possible to treat polished and unpolished floor tiles with floor wax, polishing the surfaces will hardly produce a visible result. Generally it is made of waxy
Detergents for porcelain stoneware rather discouraged.

In addition, because of their robust surface finish and high hardness, tiles certainly do not require additional protection, and gloss is not achievable with the wax - so tile flooring is in any case superfluous.

Wax treatment of natural stones

For natural stone tiles, however, the beans may have visible effects, and they also have their own stone waxes, which are more suitable than the traditional floor wax.

Tips & Tricks

Never use surfactant-containing cleaners or acids to clean porcelain stoneware. Both can attack the surface and make it look dull. Then there is no gloss to achieve, often the tiles must then even be professionally prepared to remove the resulting dull veil.

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