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 […]
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.
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? […]
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.
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.
Disinfection and sanitization are trending topics due to the current pandemic. As the situation around the globe changes daily, it’s important to educate your staff and your customers with the most updated information. Although the words “disinfect” and “sanitize” may commonly go hand in hand, they are different. Here’s the distinction. Only hard non-porous surfaces […]
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, […]
“Why did this spot come back?” is a question that commercial floor care providers often hear from their customers. However, until the cause of the spot is identified, there isn’t always a quick and simple answer. To properly troubleshoot, first ask, “When was the carpet last cleaned?” If it happened recently, the issue could be […]
Soiled with grease, the fibers of the walk-off tiles at a St. Paul pizza restaurant were nearly unrecognizable. In this XLN case study, Mike Becker, Operations Manager with CFS Interiors & Flooring, describes how using two XL North Products – XL Grease & Oil Remover & XL Nylon Pre-Spray Advanced – helped his team to […]
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 […]
More than ever during this uncertain time, you need to arm yourself with the facts so you can make the best choices to protect you, your staff, your customers, and their employees.