We have a house on the East Coast with Kentile floors. The house is 50 years old, and after a hurricane we took up the carpet to find black Kentile. It was still in fairly good shape, but some needed replacing, so we put in all new Kentile. We then bought rugs for the three main rooms and to keep them in place we used some type of rubber looking mesh things made for holding rugs in place. After about 15 years, we just this weekend removed the rugs to go back to just the tiles and the area covered by the mesh has raised dots all over the tile. It isn't residue from the rug holder, but rather raised dots from the Kentile. How do we go about smoothing this out? We have never had the floor buffed or waxed at all. Is it harmful for us to have it buffed? Will there be any risk from the buffing to our health (asbestos or otherwise?) Will buffing it get rid of the raised areas without ruining the look of the floor?
Thank you for any information you can provide to us on this, as we really love the floor and would love to keep it.
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