Mike Becker of CFS Floors explains how XL Porosity+ was used to make faster work on an adhesive and surface prep removal job. Discover the process his team used to cut through multiple layers of adhesive, and view the job photos, in this case study.
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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Jesse Castro of Texan Floor Service describes a recent job where kitchen quarry tile and grout needed the attention of floor care professionals. Learn how his crew made the floor shine like new with XL TC Tile Cleaner and XL GC Grout Cleaner in this case study.
Bob Deweese’s team at Rite Rug encountered an unfortunate situation on a recent job where LVT was mistakenly installed over granite tile. In this case study, learn how XL Porosity+ was used to remove adhesive and floor prep without damaging the underlying floor.
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.
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 […]
Spot and stain removal can be tricky business! Learn the differences between spots and stains, and how to remove both, in this suggested procedures document. Additionally, to learn more about the products described in this handy guide, check out our Specialty Spotters products today!
Every new carpet cleaning technician on your team should be educated on carpet care basics. Learn the five principles of cleaning carpet – dry soil removal, soil suspension, extraction, grooming and drying – in this informative XLN white paper. Also discover the science of soil suspension, how to deal with wicking, and correct wand techniques […]
Thomas Leveille recently discovered the power of XL North’s rubber floor care products during a restoration project at The William E. Norris School. Leveille, head custodian at the elementary school located in Southampton, Massachusetts, was tasked with removing years of built up dirt and grime, including previously applied floor wax, from rubber flooring in the […]
Roland Downs, owner of Downs Janitorial Services, discusses the recent success he had using XL Rubber Floor Cleaner/Maintainer on the floor at a 24 hour gym. In the case study, discover the process Roland used to remove drag marks from the crumb rubber flooring and how he was able to improve the overall appearance of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Steve Starcher, President of Timco in Chicago, was recently called to a hospital, at the request of a manufacturer, to troubleshoot a vinyl floor that had a yellowing problem. In this case study, learn more about the tests that Steve and the Timco team performed on the floor and the ultimate outcome.
In this helpful XLN resource, learn the suggested procedures for initial, daily, periodic, and restorative cleaning and maintenance on luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring.