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Hard Floor Care

September 2013 Raising Standards

Explaining The New Floor Mat Standard

What cleaning and maintenance professionals need to know regarding the use, selection and maintenance of entrance mats.
Russell Kendzior
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Each year thousands of people are injured as a result of a slip and fall when entering a building entrance, and the first line of defense that most building owners employ is entrance carpet matting.


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August 2013 Facility Focus

New OSHA Rules For Floor Safety

Updated guidelines say floors should be inspected by “qualified persons.”
Russell Kendzior
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In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to release new rules for Walking and Working Surfaces (29 CFR Part 1910), that raise the bar for floorcare, safety and inspection.


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August 2013 Feature 6

Green Cleaning Starts With A Source Control Strategy

Matting is a sure way to protect floors and building occupants, while enhancing the green nature of your building.
Dennis Knapp
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Facility managers that successfully implement a high-performance matting system as part of a green cleaning program can keep their facilities cleaner and healthier for longer periods of time, which can keep chemical use, green or conventional, to a minimum.


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July 2013 Feature 2

The Causes Of Flooring Failures

Finding the factors that cause floor failure and figuring out how they can be avoided.
Daniel Frimml
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Flooring, whether it is hard surface or carpeting, is typically one of the most costly capital investments a building owner makes in a facility, and when something goes wrong, it can be another costly investment to repair it.


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Learning The Best Way To Clean Floors

Phillip Lawless
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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I repair damaged marble floors?

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Click through to read the expert advice from this installment of ICAN/ATEX, which pertains to repairing damaged marble flooring.


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Floor care basics: How to clean to protect your bottom line

Joe Davis
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It has been shown that facility appearance ratings can drop by as much as 75 percent if floor shine makes a bad first impression.


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May 2013 Feature 2

Smoothing The Way To Fine Commercial Floors

A breakdown of the benefits from following the concrete polishing process to achieve lustrous floors.
Wade Christensen
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For facilities managers experiencing problems with aging and wearing floors — or for those with new floors who wish to minimize costs — an effective, economical solution is concrete polishing.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I remove stains on marble floors?

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Click through to read the expert advice from this installment of ICAN/ATEX, which pertains to removing stains from marble flooring.


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April 2013 Contractor Success

Focus On Your Target And Hit The Bullseye

Catering your offerings to meet the unsatisfied demands of a specific segment allows you to deliver high-value branding while filling a niche.
Kyle Strait
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When it comes to the commercial cleaning industry, there are some questions manufacturers or service providers need to answer if they are to determine their target market and offer solutions to their problems.


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