In this very informative case study where the pictures are worth a thousand words, Steve Brown of Southeastern Commercial Flooring in Woodstock, GA discusses a recent job where an annual restorative cleaning revealed an underlying issue – abraded carpet fibers. Equipped with the right chemistry, procedures and a bit of high-tech gadgetry, Steve was able […]
XL North partner RD Weis shares the successful results that can be achieved when commercial carpet manufacturing, maintenance, and chemistry are specified, installed, and performed properly. The photos from their customer’s facility tell the story. Carpet tile installed at Affinity Health Plan in New York is seven years old, yet continues to look brand new. […]
Learn how Steve Brown with Southeastern Commercial Flooring successfully restored the appearance of a customer’s carpet when plastic with an adhesive backing was used to protect the floor during a construction project. When construction was finished and the plastic was removed, the adhesive unfortunately stayed behind.
Recently, commercial flooring industry leaders came together to start the review and revision process of the IICRC Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) Certification Program Description and Exam. The Tactical Advisory Committee (TAC) is chaired by XL North’s Bill Luallen. He explains, “We are very excited to bring together manufacturers, service providers and seasoned instructors to […]
The gray tile is from attic stock. The “yellowed” tile from a mid building corridor with sufficient walk off at both entrances. The parking lot had been resurfaced 4 months prior with a top coat. Unfortunately, there is no solution.
Often floor care professionals are accused of things that are out of their control. This is one of those cases. The first indicator is the purple outline of the area. This is caused by battery acid dripping onto nylon fibers from a ride on vacuum.
Would your technicians be able to correctly identify and troubleshoot this carpet color shift issue? While knowing how to clean floors is vitally important, this case study highlights why knowledge and understanding of the chemistry behind the process is also necessary for techs to properly troubleshoot maintenance problems.
While out on a routine maintenance inspection at a client’s facility, Chip Grimes, President of Facility Services Group, discovered areas of red discoloration in the carpet. After discussing the carpet fiber color shift with XL North’s Bill Luallen, it was determined that chemical overspray from a previous tile and grout cleaning had discolored the carpet. […]
Carpet in the main hallway of a Class A building in downtown New Orleans was not performing as well as carpet throughout the rest of the building. Sun Interiors was called in for a demo to see if the carpet could be “revived”. Check out their results and learn the process they used in this […]
Cary Woodfield continues to make an impact in the world of commercial flooring. His 4 decades of experience in carpet installation and maintenance are nearly unparalleled. In that time, he’s traveled the globe (6 continents, 20+ countries, 80+ cities) to troubleshoot and resolve flooring issues through better education. With literally millions and millions of yards […]
Our customer tried cleaning the carpet under the door of an electrical closet entrance with pre-spray with Citrus Solv, and had no results (with proper dwell time and agitation). The customer used XL Charge Away, agitation and then extraction.
Members of the XL North Tactical Group helped us compile this comprehensive list of recommended and must-have tools, accessories, and equipment to have aboard commercial floor care vans and trucks. Learn what you need to be fully prepared on carpet, resilient, and tile & grout jobs.
Unhappy with the appearance of relatively new carpet, the staff at a dining facility in Chicago reached out to Steve Starcher and the Timco team for assistance. Steve and his crew performed an impressive demo to show how easily and effectively carpet can be cleaned and maintained when equipped with the proper chemistry and floor […]
XL North is always on the lookout for new advancements in the commercial floor care industry that can help our customers achieve better results. While using foam detergent as a cleaning method has been around for quite some time, the chemistry and process used to create foam has changed greatly over the decades. Recent improvements […]