How do I Refinish an Armstrong Solarium No Wax Floor?

Armstrong Solarium no-wax floors are coated with a vinyl or polyurethane protective covering that gives the floors a long-lasting shine.

Clean the Floor

Clean and restore an Armstrong Solarium no-wax floor.Clean and restore an Armstrong Solarium no-wax floor.
After time, no-wax floors can become dull from dirt particles gradually becoming worked into the floor's vinyl coating. You can restore the shine by giving the floor a thorough cleaning and applying layers of water-based self-polishing floor wax.

Sweep the floor to remove any dirt or debris.

Combine 4 cups water and 4 cups vinegar in a plastic bucket.

Dip a mop into the bucket. Wring out the mop so it's moist, not soaking wet. Mop the entire floor and allow to dry.

Refinish the Floor

Apply a layer of water-based self-polishing floor wax with a sponge or mop. This was can be found at many hardware or janitorial supply stores.

Allow the first layer to dry for 10 to 30 minutes.

Apply a second layer of the floor wax. A third layer can be applied, if desired. Repeat this process once a year or as needed.

Things You Will Need

  • Broom
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups vinegar
  • Plastic bucket
  • Mop
  • Water-based self-polishing floor wax
  • Sponge

Tip

  • Avoid using traditional floor wax; it can damage the floor.

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Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.