Heavily damaged VCT doesn’t always need replacement. This tutorial details a restorative process for scratched and abraded VCT.
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,” […]
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.
Chip Grimes, President of Facility Services Group in Delaware, discusses his experience with a resilient floor and ceramic tile project at a healthcare customer’s facility. In this case study, see the phenomenal before and after photos from the sheet vinyl and ceramic tile floors (wait ’til you see the grout photos!) and learn the process […]