CHICAGO — According to an online survey conducted for Tornado Industries, 67 percent of respondents agree that, "We are stripping and refinishing floors less frequently today than we were five years ago," according to a press release.
These findings are consistent with a New Year''s prediction made by Michael Schaffer, president of Tornado, about floor care trends, the release stated.
According to the release, in the long-run, delaying or not refinishing floors may actually cause more work and ultimately additional costs for end-customers, according to the respondents.
"I would not be surprised if these figures would be reversed or more 50/50 if this had been asked [of BSCs] in Europe," said Schaffer.
"Probably, because they are working on older, more porous floors, cylindrical brush technology is more popular in Europe and other parts of the world than here in the U.S.," Schaffer added.
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