Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.  The nail file may be made of material that is porous (single use, non-reusable) or non-porous (sanitizable, reusable).

Foot files are typically used to smooth out rough calluses and get rid of dry, flaky dead skin on the bottom of feet.


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Required Reading

What’s in a File?

August 1, 2003

From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service. Use this guide to prep you on files — from grit types and what files are made of to what to look for in a quality abrasive.

Files Come Under Fire

November 1, 2001

Nail files are being closely scrutinized in California, and manufacturers and nail technicians are crying foul. Is the state’s regulating agency being fair in its seemingly sudden crackdown on proper file disinfection?

Filling with Finesse

October 1, 1997

The Ultimate File Guide

August 1, 1997

From functional to just plain fun, nail files come in hundreds of styles. Most are a matter of personal preference, but there have been some advancements that can make your work faster and easier:

Shave Time From Services With A Good Filing System

March 1, 1996

You can’t beat a good filing system for helping you to make consistently great nails in less time. The first step is to develop one that works best for the way you work.

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