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The ABCs of school facility floor care

February 28, 2012
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FRAMINGHAM, MA — Educators are always telling students to stop running in the halls, but the directive has a purpose other than wrecking some between-class fun, according to a press release.

It may seem as though floor care involves a simple broom and mop but, in fact, keeping school floor surfaces clean and safe, and extending the life of costly flooring materials and other assets, requires some specific knowledge, the release stated.

According to the release, Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., through its facilities division, offers some helpful suggestions to educate school facility managers about ongoing floor care and maintenance, including:

• Always clean: Facility managers should make sure they only use solutions that are appropriate for the floor material they are cleaning and to read the manufacturer instructions to be certain they are mixing and applying the solution properly.

• Be mindful of safety and liability: Slips and falls can cause serious injury.

• Computers can be zapped: Believe it or not, flooring can have a negative impact on school computers and handheld devices that are used for learning.

For more information on these tips, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.

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