I have 12"x12" vinyl tile which obviously has a bit of dirt underneath a few layers of finish which is ok for now until I strip it some day in the future. Now there is a decent layer of finish but I'm having the hardest time getting it to shine like it should. I see pictures of crystal clear finishes of floor jobs that look like water which is what I hope to achieve some day.
For months I used a white pad and it just never seemed to do well at all. Then I tried the tan pad which didn't seem to look so well either. Lately I laid down about 3-4 layers of finish and have been using a 1500 rpm burnisher with an Aqua pad to dry buff about twice a week. What I'm seeing is a "haze" finish look to it.
My supplier who visits once a week has admitted he does not know a lot about floor care and says people sometimes put too much effort into making them look nice, but he is willing to sell me anything I want.
His last suggestion was to use my slow scrubber with a red pad to then lay a coat of finish then polish to a high gloss with the aqua pad.
I have the red pads and floor finish ready to go when I get time in the next week or so but I'm hesitant to waste my time.
How can I get the "glassy wet look" all the floor pros seem to produce?
I can build nice cabinets and remodel a home but this floor care has me stumped. Really, I would volunteer to help a guy for free locally if I can learn how to make a floor shine. I'm bursting at the seams with all the wrong equipment and information.