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post #1 of Old 04-04-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Do hard-surface floors just naturally get tacky over time?

When I first moved into my apartment the linoleum floor was glossy and so slick I could do multiple spins on it. The janitor told me that they strip, buff, and lay down a coat of wax on the floor to make it that way.

I keep my shoes outside and only wear my socks or house shoes inside, yet for some reason around about a month and a half later the floor gets noticeably less "slick". To the point where now, I can hardly do one spin without my shoes screeching to a somewhat tacky halt. In fact the floor almost even feels "sticky" beneath me and I even lifted up my shoe to see what looked like clumps of lint/dust that had accumulated to the bottom of my suede-sole shoes from the floor.

I don't know what could be causing this as I don't do anything to my floors except walk around with socks on. All dirty shoes I make a conscious effort to keep outside. I don't clean or mop my floors at all except for the occasional vaccuming here and there, so this is just plain weird. I would love to get that "slickness" back onto the floor. I'm not sure if I need to keep pouring wax or Pledge furniture finish on the floor or get on my hands and knees and start scrubbing?

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I have used silicone oil to give me quick relief whenever practicing my spins in my room, but it lasts for about 2 weeks and quickly disappears.

I just went over the floor with Murpy's oil soap, an hour later the floor still isn't slick.
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