Why do Ice & Snow Melt Products cause issues on floors? Nearly all solid ice & snow melting products on the market today are made from one of (or a blend of) five materials. They are: Calcium Chloride Sodium Chloride Potassium Chloride Magnesium Chloride Urea Calcium chloride and sodium chloride (rock salt) are the most […]
Learn how proper understanding of materials and chemistry helped Legacy Maintenance Services provide an effective, efficient, and extremely successful solution for a customer that was challenged with acid stains on concrete floors.
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.
Vital Oxide has been our most asked about product this year for good reason. Because it’s on the EPA List N, it’s become a favored choice for disinfection and sanitization use to safeguard spaces and facilities against Coronavirus. Below we answer some of the most common questions we’re asked about VO. What is Vital Oxide? […]
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 […]
Our own Bill Luallen sits down with industry veteran Bob Blochinger, Division Chair for The IICRC Inspection Division, to learn more about his path to becoming a flooring inspector. In our first XLN audio interview, listen as they discuss training and certification, a few of Bob’s unique experiences as an inspector, and what Bob would […]
In this XLN case study, Andy Bayler of Tarkett discusses troubleshooting what appeared to be premature wear on commercial carpet tile. Learn how he investigated the issue and discovered the cause of the problem by downloading the PDF.
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 […]
Everyone throughout the cleaning and restoration industries felt the pinch from the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or another last year, but for Michael Dakduk, it was a notable challenge. Just a few days into his new role as President and CEO of the IICRC, businesses across the country began shutting down. He knew he […]
In this XLN case study, Steve Starcher of Timco discusses a job where his knowledge of XL North products proved extremely useful in helping to clean and restore a wood floor to its natural beauty.
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 […]
Have you checked out the latest issue of FCICA’s The Flooring Contractor? Our Director of Technical Service, Ron Sandoval, wrote an article explaining the benefits of using chemistry for concrete substrate preparation. For contractors trying to keep up with new OSHA standards and regulations, the information offered in Ron’s article is very informative. Read it […]
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 […]