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Hard Floor Care

November 2013 Feature 2

Putting Facility Safety First

Minimizing slip-and-fall risk factors while improving indoor air quality.
November 11, 2013

Reducing cleaning-related hazards — including slippery floors, poor indoor air quality and handling and mixing chemicals — can help make any facility much safer.


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NFSI launches new website

November 7, 2013

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website.


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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.
September 11, 2013

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.”
August 14, 2013

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.
August 13, 2013

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.
July 2, 2013

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

June 20, 2013
Ask The Experts

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

May 31, 2013

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

May 22, 2013

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.
May 15, 2013

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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