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Ask the Experts: some answers
Rafael Cobos of Cumbria-based Futureclean Assured Systems (T: 01946 810867 E: [email protected]) said:
"I'm suspecting that the metal tiles are used to eliminate any electrostatic build-up, typically used in server rooms and data centres. If this is the case, then any polish applied will affect the electrical conductivity of the tiles and negate the reason for the metal floor material. If it's a coated metal floor, then an approved electrically conducting coating (likely to be epoxy-based) could be reapplied. If it's plain aluminium tiles, then the depth of the scratches will determine whether they can be 'buffed' out. I'll give it some more thought."
Jamie Pearson, of Cleaning Systems UK, which is based in Fife, Scotland (T: 0800 163 555 E: [email protected]) advised:
"A diamond pad system like Twisters may provide the solution if it is a light marring of access panels as suggested above. Should it be an ESD floor this may help if a coating is required. At 100 micron thick it will hide light scratching and can be applied matt to reduce the appearance."
Homepride's Frank Green (www.homepride.co.il) said:
"Depending on how deep the scratches are, cutting compound with a mechanical buffer will reduce if not eradicate them and bring the metal to a high gloss. It is a cheap and effective method."
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15th November 2012