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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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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 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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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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How Robots Are Reshaping the Industry
December 28, 2016 Nicole Bowman

How Robots Are Reshaping the Industry

The use of robotics for cleaning is challenging the status quo in the industry, but doing so in a helpful way by disrupting the marketplace.

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Winter-proofing Hardwood Floors
October 14, 2016

Winter-proofing Hardwood Floors

With winter weather just around the corner, fall is the perfect time to prepare for cleaning and maintenance challenges the season presents.

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Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter
September 2, 2016 Joel Craddock

Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter

Waiting to devise a winter maintenance plan until the first signs of snow and ice is a mistake.

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Cutting Floor Care Costs
August 30, 2016 William R. Griffin

Cutting Floor Care Costs

Hard floor care is a major cost in most facilities, and it plays a key role in overall building appearance, health, and safety.

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Back to Zero
August 25, 2016 Kevin Keeler

Back to Zero

Over time, some surfaces become so saturated with soil that no amount of routine cleaning will improve their appearance level.

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What’s in a Mat?
July 25, 2016 John Engel

What’s in a Mat?

Businesses have many different types of floors. However, whether talking about an office building, restaurant, or retail store, there is one thing that most facility floors have in common: matting.

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Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors
July 25, 2016 Dave Posey

Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors

For any sizable hardwood floor, implementing a regular autoscrubbing maintenance program is a must.

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Brushes and Pads
June 6, 2016

Brushes and Pads

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Limiting Your Finishing
April 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Limiting Your Finishing

Luxury vinyl tile floors are becoming much more popular than ever expected. These floors do not require stripping and refinishing, only cleaning and damp mopping.

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Upselling Hard Floor Care
April 29, 2016 Joel Craddock

Upselling Hard Floor Care

In facilities both large and small, no surface receives more use and requires more maintenance than the floor. Part of your job as a contractor is educating the client on how regularly scheduled maintenance is actually a safeguard to the bottom line.

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Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus
April 28, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus

Developments in floor care technology are not only helping facility managers and building service contractors keep better track of their equipment, but how their cleaning crews are using it and what to do as soon as a problem arises.

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Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
April 27, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

As long as people move, slips and falls will be part of workplace hazards.Since slips and falls make up about 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims each year, placing a focus on slip-and-fall prevention can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.

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