Looking for a little insight as to a ploblem that we are having waxing laminate tile. Two years ago we striped, sealed and waxed two 200 sq ft bathrooms and a 1000 sq ft floor, everything went fine no problems. Now we are attempting to do the same over again. Started with the bathrooms, stripping went fine, sealer down and we started putting down thin layers of wax. First layer looked great, waited for it to dry then put down the second layer. Here's the problem; in only one of the bathrooms the second layer of wax when dry had what looked like spider web design cracks all over and when touched it flakes off. We have stopped everything for fear of it happening on the other floors!! Let me know if you know what causes this.
Answering the first question...
Could be a couple things here.
1). Wax could be contaminated by using same mop bucket as stripper, could be old wax, wax may have become frozen in weather at distribution point...
2). Stripper not completely rinsed or neutralized on the floor (most common problem, but usually you see the wax "fish-eye" or simply not drying)
3). If you used a neutralizer, it may have been under-diluted (too much neutralizer)
4). This may be a chemical reaction to the sealer you used or the sealer was not cured enough and mixed with the wax
5). If the floor is too soft, it can cause the finish to crack after you walk on it (this doesnt sound like your case)
6). Temperature or humidity is too high (or even too low)
Anyone want to add your thoughts?