An epidemic has started in the world of flooring and, unfortunately in some cases, it cannot be corrected. It’s not done maliciously and it starts before anyone realizes it. In this new world of “sanitize this and disinfect that”, facility staff is asked or told to include flooring in the disinfection process. It’s at the […]
XL North partner RD Weis shares the successful results that can be achieved when commercial carpet manufacturing, maintenance, and chemistry are specified, installed, and performed properly. The photos from their customer’s facility tell the story. Carpet tile installed at Affinity Health Plan in New York is seven years old, yet continues to look brand new. […]
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 […]
XL North partner Vital Solutions provided us with a guideline for using Vital Oxide® in the cleaning and disinfecting of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) contamination in commercial, institutional, and home environments. Please note this guide may be superseded by local regulations. Vital Oxide has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019-nCoV on hard non-porous surfaces. […]
In the commercial floor care industry, we are seeing the effects of COVID-19 in a couple of ways. First, our customers are sending non-essential personal to work remotely from home, if possible. Second, we are being asked to assist our customers with disinfection and sanitization procedures. What do these two things mean for us? Our […]
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 […]