Learn how Steve Brown with Southeastern Commercial Flooring successfully restored the appearance of a customer’s carpet when plastic with an adhesive backing was used to protect the floor during a construction project. When construction was finished and the plastic was removed, the adhesive unfortunately stayed behind.
The gray tile is from attic stock. The “yellowed” tile from a mid building corridor with sufficient walk off at both entrances. The parking lot had been resurfaced 4 months prior with a top coat. Unfortunately, there is no solution.
Often floor care professionals are accused of things that are out of their control. This is one of those cases. The first indicator is the purple outline of the area. This is caused by battery acid dripping onto nylon fibers from a ride on vacuum.
Carpet in the main hallway of a Class A building in downtown New Orleans was not performing as well as carpet throughout the rest of the building. Sun Interiors was called in for a demo to see if the carpet could be “revived”. Check out their results and learn the process they used in this […]
A local Scottsdale, Arizona daycare facility was faced with a floor care challenge when their newly installed ceramic tile was tracked with dirt and covered in grout haze. Matt Tylman and the DFS Green team were called in to correct the problem after other contractors failed to find a proper solution. In this case study, […]
Unhappy with the appearance of relatively new carpet, the staff at a dining facility in Chicago reached out to Steve Starcher and the Timco team for assistance. Steve and his crew performed an impressive demo to show how easily and effectively carpet can be cleaned and maintained when equipped with the proper chemistry and floor […]
Are you familiar with this carpet cleaning scenario? The last snowfall melted a couple of months ago, summer’s here, and your crew is performing second quarter contracted cleaning of local bank branches. At the first location they inspect the facility, bring in equipment, pre-spray, scrub, and extract. They take photos of a job well done […]
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 […]
The recent addition of a logo to a school’s existing rubber flooring highlighted the floor’s dirtiness, even though it was less than 2 years old. When the logo was installed, attic stock flooring was used to complete the border. Custodial staff believed they had kept the textured rubber corridors clean, but when compared to the […]
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!
In this article, XL North’s Bill Luallen, along with Stan Hulin, breaks down the links in the floor care industry chain – from manufacturer to end user. They also discuss one simple, but hard, truth. Although no one along the chain wants to purposefully undermine someone else, it can, and does, happen. Stan and Bill […]
In my experience, most Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) floors can reach their expected life cycle with very good maintenance practices set in place immediately after the installation. The 1st step in establishing best practices is to become familiar with the manufacturer’s’ maintenance specifications. However, some of them do not include an option for a periodic […]