In the past, Steve and Kathy Cloud would dread receiving a call from an end user or GC concerning a clogged drain on a job site. Not anymore. Owners of M. Frank Higgins in Connecticut, Steve and Kathy recently introduced a preventive procedure on all of their tile and grout jobs that requires the use […]
A local Scottsdale, Arizona daycare facility was faced with a floor care challenge when their newly installed ceramic tile was tracked with dirt and covered in grout haze. Matt Tylman and the DFS Green team were called in to correct the problem after other contractors failed to find a proper solution. In this case study, […]
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.
In this case study, Bob Deweese describes how one of his Rite Rug techs made an unusual discovery on what seemed to be an everyday grout cleaning job. The grout being cleaning was actually a few shades darker than it appeared. What had lightened the grout? A coating of salt formed during a process called […]
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 […]
In this case study, Matt Tylman of DFS Green in Phoenix discusses how his team turned around a grout sealant project gone wrong. Learn more about the challenge he faced and the chemicals and process he used to solve the problem.
Using a digital microscope, Steve Brown with Southeastern Commercial Flooring gets up close to capture amazing pictures of the grout before and after cleaning with XL GC. Steve notes, “As you can see, the grout lines were pretty clean after using XL TC Tile Cleaner, but they didn’t pop. So using my digital microscope I […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this article, we’ll consider the many advantages and benefits of using a professional floor maintenance company to perform initial maintenance in a newly installed or remodeled flooring project. Protecting the Flooring Contract with Initial Maintenance The flooring contractor’s sales person spends a great deal of time working with the customer selecting the perfect flooring […]
The team at Southeastern Commercial Flooring recently discovered the dust free benefits of two of XL North’s surface prep products when they were used to remove thinset from a tile and grout demolition. Ken Baxley, SCF Project Manager, discusses the job details. “Our crew was demoing 2”x2” mosaic tile in 4 bathrooms, each approximately 285 […]
XL North Clean-Up™ waste water solidifier is the perfect method to dispose of unwanted rinse water from any cement or concrete project and works hand in hand with XL North Porosity+.
Using XL North Clean-Up solves the issues caused by cementitious waste disposal on sensitive projects and completes the XL North Porosity+ application. No more clogged drains or dumping of product on job sites. Simply add the product to your rinse water, allow to gel, and toss into the trash. It can be used on both interior and exterior projects, and treats rinse water from: mortar mixes, cement mixes, stucco, and grout patches underlayment.
One bag can dispose of up to 100 gallons of liquid.
- Compliant with ASTM 9095
- Safe and legal for landfill disposal
- 10lb. (1.36 kg) Re-sealable Zip Bag
From carpet to hard surfaces, XL North develops and markets proven, effective and environmentally responsible floor cleaning, maintenance, and surface prep products. Discover the full line of products – which are recommended, specified or approved by every major player in the industry – in our recently updated product catalog.
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Thomas Johnson, Owner of Redefine Facility Cleaning in Asheville, NC, was called out to do a small tile & grout demo on for a customer. His secret weapon? XL TC Tile Cleaner & XL GC Grout Cleaner. After the demo, the customer asked, “When can we get this done?” And, as Thomas points out, “Those […]