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. Discover how XLN’s Porosity+ helped save the project when Ardex PC-T was used as an overlayment on concrete.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the request of a carpet manufacturer, XL North was asked to offer recommendations for cleaning the carpet in a restaurant chain. The franchisee owner was upset wit the condition of the carpet, even though he’d just had it cleaned, and he believed the carpet was the problem. Learn the simple process XLN’s Bill Luallen […]
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.
by Meredith Brown, Regional Architect and Design Manager, Professional Flooring Supply Proper care and maintenance of any product extends its functional life expectancy and ensures the product will perform as desired. Flooring is no exception to this rule. Each type of flooring has its own maintenance guidelines that may become even more specific among […]
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.
A group of flooring industry leaders joined forces July 17 – 19 in Las Vegas to review and revise the IICRC Resilient Floor Maintenance Technician (RFMT) Certification Program Description and Exam. These gentlemen, including XL North’s Bill Luallen and Spencer Luallen, comprise the RFMT Technical Advisory Committee. Each is a subject matter expert spanning multiple […]
JUNE 19, 2018 – Fall River, MA – Known for its commercial floor maintenance chemistry and technology, XL North announced it recently “cut the ribbon” on a new division with the roll out of three revolutionary concrete surface prep products. Ed Sisk, President of XL North, is excited to offer his company’s innovative technology and […]
XL North’s National Sales Director, Bill Luallen, was recently featured in a Floor Daily article explaining the benefits for contract dealers of adding flooring maintenance to their service offerings. Bill discussed the latest technology in floor care products, as well as hard surface and carpet innovation. The full article, “Contract Dealers Benefit From Offering Floor […]