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.
This XLN white paper discusses the significance of ASTM F3191-16, explains the reasons to render a concrete substrate porous prior to the installation of resilient floor coverings, explores the benefits to the installed products, and offers the best method of achieving porosity.
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 […]
Learn the four basic fundamentals of soil suspension in this XLN white paper. White Time, Temperature, Agitation, and Chemical, the ultimate objective is to fully suspend all the foreign material from the carpet fibers to prepare the carpet for its subsequent extraction.
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 […]
In this case study discover how Steve Starcher from Timco in Chicago troubleshooted a yellowing vinyl floor at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Not only did he help advise the manufacturer on the cause of the issue, but he also educated the customer on proper chemistry and maintenance needed to correct the yellowing problem […]
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, […]
The recent addition of a logo to a school’s existing rubber flooring highlighted the floor’s dirtiness, even though it was less than 2 years old. When the logo was installed, attic stock flooring was used to complete the border. Custodial staff believed they had kept the textured rubber corridors clean, but when compared to the […]
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 […]
Over the past few years, XL North has interviewed several savvy business professionals in or associated with the flooring industry. They’ve offered their experience and words of wisdom to provide insight to those working in flooring and flooring maintenance. In our “A View from the Other Side” compilation, we’ve collected observations from 12 industry pros […]