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ICAN/ATEX: What does percent of solids mean?

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.

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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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.

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

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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CMM Online Exclusive

Hard Floor Care e-Newsletter: Summer 2012

Summer 2012

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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December 2012 Maintenance Matters

Making Foodservice Floors Safer

When it comes to increasing cleanliness and reducing slip-and-fall incidents, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.

When it comes to soils, commercial kitchens and foodservice areas are some of the most challenging environments with which to deal.


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ICAN/ATEX: How do I remove dark stains from terrazzo floors?

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.


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ICAN/ATEX: How do I restore damaged ceramic tiles in restrooms?

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.


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November 2012 Cleanthoughts

The Art Of Trade Show Messaging

Branding de jour at the commercial cleaning industry's largest gathering.

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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January 2013 Cover Story Teaser

Soil Removal Over Time: A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time (SROT) is a benchmarking concept that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.


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