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January 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Complementary Nature Of Cleaners And Coatings

The challenge in formulating cost-effective hard surface cleaners to match modern floor substrates and finishes.
Theodore Tysak Ph.D.
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As it relates to detergent cleaning compositions, commercial floor care presents one of the more challenging cleaning tasks: Balancing the need for strong cleaners while not harming floor coating compositions.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How do I start a floor care business?

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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job. Today, we share some advice on starting a floor care business.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What is the difference between a burnisher and a floor machine?

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CMM Online Exclusive

Hard Floor Care e-Newsletter: Summer 2012

Summer 2012
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Sponsored by Advance, Clarke, ProTeam and Windsor, the Hard Floor Care e-Newsletter is chuck full of insightful content to help you properly clean and maintain your floors and achieve high-gloss, slip-resistant finishes on porous hard surfaces.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I obtain and maintain a "wet look" on VCT?

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November 2012 Fact-based Management

Enabled Chemical-free Technologies

Part two of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.
Vince Elliott
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There are three related categories in the chemical-free construct for eliminating chemical residual: Transitional, enabled and fully toxic-free, chemical-free technologies. In the end, after the specific cleaning activity, all achieve a common result in that there is no harmful chemical residual in the air or on any surface.


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November 2012 Cleanthoughts

The Art Of Trade Show Messaging

Branding de jour at the commercial cleaning industry's largest gathering.
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Trade shows are a collective showcase of marketing and branding. Latching on to one of several buzzwords, organizations tout specific offerings or an overall corporate culture.


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September 2012 Consultant's Corner

The Perversion Of Politics

Do the politics of cleaning slow true product innovation?
Bill Griffin
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To my dismay, diamond pads haven't gained wide acceptance in the JanSan industry; considering the advantages of the diamond pad process, I've often wondered why.


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January 2010 Feature 7

Winter Conditions Yield Floor Advisories

Details for dealing with snow and ice removal while protecting your floors.
Christopher Tricozzi
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Although facility managers are not expected to predict weather patterns, these individuals must be on alert when it comes to seasonal trends and safeguarding their buildings.


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