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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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3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry
April 7, 2017 David Collette

3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry

Proactively reduce your risk by using a qualified walkway auditor as either an internal or external resource.

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Evolutions in Autoscrubbers
March 10, 2017 Richard Bodo

Evolutions in Autoscrubbers

The autoscrubber has undergone the most dramatic evolution of any piece of cleaning equipment used on a daily basis.

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Hard Floor Maintenance for the Winter Months
January 1, 2017 Joel Craddock

Hard Floor Maintenance for the Winter Months

Rock salt, ice melt, slush, and moisture can wreak havoc on hard floor surfaces of all kinds. Protect your facility’s investment with a seasonal plan for hard floor care.

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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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