Heavily damaged VCT doesn’t always need replacement. This tutorial details a restorative process for scratched and abraded VCT.
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.
If you are a floor maintenance service technician, supervisor, manager, director or contractor, then you have been asked questions that may go beyond your scope of knowledge. It has been my experience that when someone hires you in any capacity, they are not just hiring you to do the job, they are hiring you to […]
Job site evaluations are crucial before beginning any floor care project. By getting answers to as many questions as possible, your team’s effectiveness and efficiency will improve, positively impacting overall job performance. The answers can determine the chemicals used, the cleaning procedures, and/or how many technicians are needed for the job. Do not ever assume […]
It’s still common (even in this day and age) to have custodial personal take it upon themselves to do what they think is right. We often see this phenomena when a company goes to do a strip and finish for a new client or even an existing one. Mopping with bleach will leave the “salt” […]
by Spencer Luallen, Technical Maintenance Specialist, Roppe Holding Company Safe guarding investments and assets is always a good idea, right? Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide wouldn’t take Offensive Linemen off the field to get another Wide Receiver on the field, would they? No, because protecting the 5-star Quarterback recruit that could lead […]
Training As a Passion Mark Warner is currently the education manager for ISSA‘s Cleaning Management Institute. His extensive background in floor care spans over three decades, with two of those spent in training and education. “Being involved with training and sharing information, I learn every day as well as try and teach others every day,” […]
The first two IICRC Resilient Flooring Maintenance Technician (RFMT) classes in Columbus and Dallas were great successes, and the upcoming 2 day course in Las Vegas is your last chance to get yourself or your technicians certified for only $229. Don’t miss the opportunity! Continuing education is vital in flooring maintenance. This is an excellent […]
Flooring Services Inc. recently installed roughly 18,000 SF of quality LVP in a very large university book store. The customer was acutely aware that both the environment of the area and the traffic volume would be worthy of applying a “sacrificial” acrylic coating to the floor. Jason Rowley, Account Manager with Flooring Services, turned to […]
Staff from Acierno & Company had a great experience while restoring the studio floor of Denver’s Core Power Yoga – one of the largest yoga studios in the country. Learn about the XL North chemistry, the process used to achieve such a phenomenal result and the importance of constant communication with a customer in this […]
Are your techs familiar with the basic principles of hard surface care? In this case study, Steve Brown of Southeastern Commercial Flooring uses two maintenance projects to explain the basic principles of cleaning hard surfaces. By starting with basic principles to troubleshoot common floor care issues, finding solutions can often be faster, easier, and less […]
Flooring materials have been around since humans began inhabiting buildings. For most of that time hard surface flooring materials have been comprised of natural materials; stone, wood and ceramic. These hard surfaces were often covered with textile materials such as carpets and rugs, which date back as far as the 5th and 4th centuries BC. […]
In this helpful XLN resource, learn the suggested procedures for initial, daily, periodic, and restorative cleaning and maintenance on luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring.