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Hard Floor Care

April 2013 Feature 6

The Trifecta Of Hard Floor Care

It is said that all good things come in threes, the process of caring for hard floors not excluded.
Ann Nickolas
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If you want to maintain clean and safe floors that look inviting to guests, you need to follow the proper steps in order to achieve the desired results.


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April 2013 Feature 3

Cleaning Myths By The Dozen

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining hard surface floors, myths abound that cause confusion and necessitate costly rework.
Eugene Plawiuk
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There are some common myths in the cleaning industry that circulate because they may have been practiced in the past or because a product was promoted based on generalized misconceptions.


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Understanding Floor Care Terminology

Insight on some of the words and phrases related to slips, trips and falls.
Mike Englund
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A crucial factor that is often missing in articles is a thorough explanation of floor care terminology, specifically as it pertains to floor safety and the goal of preventing slips, trips and falls.


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April 2013 Hard Floor Care Case Study: ProTeam Inc.

Seeing The Cost Savings More Clearly

ProTeam’s Super Coach Pro backpack vacuums deliver the healthy indoor air demanded by an optometry surgical facility.
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April 2013 Cover Story

The Evolution Of Hard Floor Care

To truly appreciate the amount of progress, we need to take a closer look at what the idea of cleaning and maintaining hard surface floors was in its infancy.
Dane Gregory
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If you look at where we are today compared to where we began, you’ll likely agree that we are light years away from the first attempts to maintain flooring in commercial buildings.


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Embracing The Reemergence Of American Industrialization

The re-shoring trend of manufacturing means new opportunities for cleaning professionals.
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The cost of transportation has increased to the point that it is no longer cost effective to build factories in foreign countries, meaning more floor care maintenance opportunities for cleaning professionals.


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Preventing The Causes Of Slips And Falls

Practical information on floor care safety from the IEHA Educational Curriculum.
Russell Kendzior
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Be sure to check back each month for another part of this ongoing series designed to help keep your floors clean and slip-resistant and your staffs and building occupants safe and healthy.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How long will it take to clean cement?

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Click through to read the expert advice from this installment of ICAN/ATEX, which pertains to the length of time necessary to clean 10,000 square feet of concrete.


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ICAN/ATEX: What does percent of solids mean?

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When it comes to stripping and finishing floors, I notice the answers ICAN provides sometimes include the words, "percent of solids." What does this mean?


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January 2013 Feature 4

Distinct Floor Luster Enhances Property Appeal

Customers covet brilliant shine, but there is more to the appearance of hard surface floors than gloss alone.
Donald Landin Ph.D.
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It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor’s surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that.


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