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 […]
Chemistry is essential to proper floor care, but the diverse selection of products available on the market inevitably makes for a large, often unorganized, chemical inventory in work vans, trucks, warehouses, and storage rooms. James Parker Burnett, General Manager with Vital Solutions, recalls the early days of Vital Oxide. “About 10 years ago, Vital Oxide […]
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 […]
Thomas Leveille recently discovered the power of XL North’s rubber floor care products during a restoration project at The William E. Norris School. Leveille, head custodian at the elementary school located in Southampton, Massachusetts, was tasked with removing years of built up dirt and grime, including previously applied floor wax, from rubber flooring in the […]
Tom Leveille recently discovered the power of XL North’s rubber floor care products during a restoration project on the main stairwell at the William E. Norris School. Leveille, head custodian at the elementary school located in Southampton Massachusetts, explains the job. “The school renovation and addition took place in 1995 and is in great shape. […]
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, we’ll consider the many advantages and benefits of using a professional floor maintenance company to perform initial maintenance in a newly installed or remodeled flooring project. Protecting the Flooring Contract with Initial Maintenance The flooring contractor’s sales person spends a great deal of time working with the customer selecting the perfect flooring […]