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.
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 […]
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 […]
Ken Fain, owner of Island Carpet Tile & Hardwoods in Rhode Island, reached out to XL North for product and technical support on a recent concrete surface prep job that left no room for error. He describes the scope of the project. “The job was approximately 4,200 sq ft of flooring, wall tile, and stone […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In this XLN Technical Bulletin, discover how one application of XL Porosity+ over hardened cementitious overlayment will remove the hard polymer cap leaving a porous surface with a 100 grit like texture. The four step process is detailed in the bulletin. This preparation application eliminates the need for aggressive metal bond diamonds and heavier equipment. […]
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 […]