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.
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.
May 1, 1991
Simply the one item you cannot do without, the file is the work horse of the nail salon. There is no nail service that you don’t use if for. It is probably your least expensive tool and it’s very likely the tool every one of your clients has at home. But as nail care has become more complicated and more sophisticated, so too even the simplest of implements.