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entrance effectiveness audit
December 9, 2019 JoAnn Durette

How to Perform an Entrance Effectiveness Audit

A properly designed entrance system supports maintenance teams by removing moisture and debris from the bottom of footwear to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

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Children running up stairs in a school with rubber flooring
September 27, 2019 Sandra Soraci

Acoustic Flooring Solutions for Health Care and Education Facilities

A quiet atmosphere can improve patient healing in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other health care settings, as well as encourage learning in educational facilities. Flooring solutions that improve building acoustics, such as rubber floors, can be a good choice for these buildings.

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Photo of tile and grout
July 8, 2019 Scott Warrington

Overcoming Common Grout-Cleaning Problems

Learn a few tricks to prevent efflorescence and sealer haze from forming on freshly cleaned tile and grout surfaces.

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Manufacturing facility warehouse floor
June 12, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
June 1, 2019 Benjamin Oberle

Build an Effective Floor Disinfection Program

The standard for floor disinfection is changing due to growing awareness of harmful bacteria on floors and its potential to spread to other high-touch areas via shoes, hands, or equipment.

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Trojan Battery
May 17, 2019 Sponsored by Trojan Battery Company

Power to Get The Job Done

From maintenance backlogs and balancing maintenance budgets to limited staff,the last thing you need to worry about is the performance of the battery in your floor machines.

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Ergonomic Study Indicates Unger Excella Helps Keep Cleaners Safe
May 17, 2019 Sponsored by Unger Global

Ergonomic Study Indicates Unger Excella Helps Keep Cleaners Safe

Strain on shoulders, back, arms, and wrists are all everyday occurrences in the life of a cleaner. How much these affect your staff can be influenced by your choice of cleaning equipment.

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tile flooring
April 26, 2019 Claudia Lezell

Changes and Challenges of the Global Flooring Market

The IICRC presents an overview of the latest trends in flooring, such as durable finishes and sealers, and the challenges and opportunities they present in maintenance, cost, and other factors.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
March 20, 2019 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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Red stop light
November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Auto floor scrubber-white
November 27, 2018 Torben Lund Andersen

Autonomous Floor Care Solutions Raise the Stakes on Equipment Safety

Technological improvements in equipment are not enough to ensure safety as self-operating cleaning machines become more commonplace. New industry standards are key.

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new flooring technologies
September 11, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Save Time and Money With New Flooring Technology

The latest flooring technology, such as luxury vinyl tile, high-build systems, and dry stripping, will help keep a facility’s floors looking good with minimal care, expense, and fumes.

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a shiny, patterned concrete floor
August 7, 2018 James Flieler

Six Myths of Concrete Floor Maintenance

Although concrete floors typically require less maintenance than other floors, they still require a care plan. Learn how to maintain this versatile and durable flooring so your daily floor care is quick and effective.

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Caring for Floors of the Future
June 18, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Caring for Floors of the Future

Learn the latest trends in hard floor surfaces, new developments related to modern finishes and coatings, and how evolving technology fits into the landscape of trending floor surfaces.

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Maintenance of an upright vacuum
June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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blueprints for smart building
May 29, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Innovation in Building Infrastructure

Advancements in building architecture and design may impact your facility maintenance and cleaning operations. Learn how the Built industry is impacting how we clean.

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