Floor wax is a type of coating used for making floors shine and preserving their finish. It contains wax, a base ingredient (water, solvent, or polymer), and enhancers. In some cases, wax can also be used on its own to give floors a matte satin finish.
Types of Floor Waxes
Kinds of Floor Waxes include the following:
Water-based floor wax
Water-based floor wax produces high gloss even without buffing.
It is ideal for vinyl, vinyl asbestos, asphalt, and rubber-tiled floors.
Solvent-based floor wax
Solvent-based floor wax needs vigorous buffing before it can produce a good shine.
Buffing is done using an electric polisher.
It produces a hard, shiny finish ideal for cork, wood, and terrazzo floors.
Polymer floor wax
Polymer floor wax is a self-polishing wax.
It tends to wear out easily in high-traffic areas.
It discolors after some time.
Choosing Floor Waxes (Buying tips)
Formula: Choose floor wax formulated to clean and polish floors at the same time.