XL North partner RD Weis shares the successful results that can be achieved when commercial carpet manufacturing, maintenance, and chemistry are specified, installed, and performed properly. The photos from their customer’s facility tell the story. Carpet tile installed at Affinity Health Plan in New York is seven years old, yet continues to look brand new. […]
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.
Polished concrete has undisputed appeal. One of its advantages is lower maintenance costs than similarly specified hard surface flooring. Over time, however, the selling point of lower maintenance has been exaggerated to “no maintenance”, and it has created confusion and frustration for end users and maintenance service providers alike. The featured article in The Flooring […]
Cooper Miller with Sun Interiors in New Orleans recently discovered the challenges that come with surface prep as he completed his first pour and polish job on two small playground bathrooms. Learn how XLN’s Porosity+ helped save the project when Ardex PC-T was used as an overlayment on concrete.
Selling flooring solutions takes more than industry knowledge and expertise. You have to rely on basic business principles to help close the deal. To present like a pro, we turn to the field of professional speaking. In an informative manual, Lance Tyson, President & CEO of PRSPX, provides seven fundamentals used by professional speakers to: […]
Cary Woodfield continues to make an impact in the world of commercial flooring. His 4 decades of experience in carpet installation and maintenance are nearly unparalleled. In that time, he’s traveled the globe (6 continents, 20+ countries, 80+ cities) to troubleshoot and resolve flooring issues through better education. With literally millions and millions of yards […]
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 […]
Do you consider yourself more than just a flooring maintenance provider? Is your team a group of responsive go-getters and innovative problem solvers focused on customer satisfaction? If so, we’d like to promote your organization and recommend your services to our manufacturing partners through our XL Preferred Service Provider program. What is an XL Preferred […]
Cooper Miller with Sun Interiors in New Orleans recently discovered the challenges that come with surface prep as he completed his first pour and polish job. Watch the above video and learn how XL Porosity+ solved the issue of scratches that occurred in over hardened Ardex PC-T when it was used as an overlayment on […]
XL North is always on the lookout for new advancements in the commercial floor care industry that can help our customers achieve better results. While using foam detergent as a cleaning method has been around for quite some time, the chemistry and process used to create foam has changed greatly over the decades. Recent improvements […]
Customers often depend on flooring professionals to properly educate them on how to clean their floors in between routine service visits. In most facilities or buildings, janitorial staff maintains the floors and teaching them proper care and maintenance procedures is standard practice. Restaurants, however, tend to be an exception as kitchen and serving staff are […]
Company culture has been a trending topic in the corporate arena for a few years now, and it’s not exclusive to large corporations and the white collar professional. The “culture” of a company is essentially the organization’s personality. Company culture consists of many elements, including your organization’s mission, work setting, ethics, expectations, values, and goals. […]
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 […]
XL North recently sponsored a manufacturer panel discussion at the Starnet Floor Care Maintenance Conference in Dallas, TX, where we discussed how flooring maintenance providers can become a customer’s trusted resource by adding value to your service offering. Our group of flooring industry experts included: Jim Toth, Maintenance & Technical Service Specialist of Mannington Commercial […]
As partner and Director of Design with Moody Nolan, Eileen Goodman offers a unique perspective of the flooring industry – from manufacturing to installation to maintenance. Her design career spans over three decades and she’s been with Moody Nolan, a national leader in architecture, civil engineering and interior design, for the past 26 years. Experienced […]
Carl Bredl has been in the flooring industry for 35 years and the depth of his experience is impressive. Beginning as a union installer in 1985, he started with carpet, and eventually ventured into hard surfaces, including vinyls, rubber, wood, laminate, concrete repair, epoxy mitigation systems, and resinous flooring. He’s known as “The Moisture Testing […]