Once again, can you guess the restorative process, if any, that can fix these flooring issues?

 

Do you know what causes this flooring issue? Can it be fixed?

Do you know what causes quaternary walkoff? Can it be fixed?

 

PROBLEM:

Quaternary walkoff is an issue seen more and more frequently in healthcare facilities. It occurs when floors cleaned with quaternary disinfectants are not properly rinsed.

SOLUTION:

It can’t be fixed.

 

How do you restore this VCT?

How do you restore this VCT?

 

PROBLEM:

This is caused by years of not cleaning the VCT before burnishing.

SOLUTION:

It has to be completely stripped.

 

Can the carpet variations be repaired?

Can the carpet variations be repaired on these phased job?

 

PROBLEM:

Subtle changes in tension during tufting over a few years’ time can bring the colors to a different appearance vs the field.

SOLUTION:

No cleaning or maintenance will fix the differences in the two separate phases.

 


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Bill Luallen

Bill Luallen is the Director of Technical Sales for XL North, a division of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company. He is the IICRC RFMT TAC vice chair and participates on many panels and boards including the CRI and the League of Hard Flooring Professionals. When Bill is not traveling to work with customers or talking on the phone, he spends all his down time with his wife Cynthia of 30 years, outside enjoying this beautiful world.

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