FORT WORTH, TX — A survey conducted the first week of December 2010 asked cleaning professionals a variety of questions regarding the types of floors now being installed in their customers'' facilities as well as cleaning and maintenance issues related to those floors, according to a press release
The online survey was conducted for Powr-Flite Direct
, a leading manufacturer of floor care and other types of professional cleaning tools and equipment: The company requested the survey in order to determine trends in floor coverings and care, the article noted.
"The two trends that popped out in the survey regarded the types of flooring now being installed and the care of floors in general," said Gary Pelphrey, general manager of Powr-Flite Direct.
The survey found that more than half of the respondents said they would submit a higher bid if the facility has mostly hard-surface floors, while 20 percent say they submit a lower bid and about one-third say their bid is not affected either way by the types of floors in a facility, the release stated.
According to the release, 40 percent say they bill their clients separately each time they refinish the floors; 20 percent indicate that refinishing the floors a certain number of times per year is included in their bids.