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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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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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The Causes Of Flooring Failures
July 2, 2013

The Causes Of Flooring Failures

Flooring, whether it is hard surface or carpeting, is typically one of the most costly capital investments a building owner makes in a facility, and when something goes wrong, it can be another costly investment to repair it.

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Learning The Best Way To Clean Floors
June 20, 2013 Phillip Lawless

Learning The Best Way To Clean Floors

While a clean floor’s sparkle and shine create a good first impression every time, scuffed, dirty and cloudy floors often give customers and clients an immediate impression of unclean and unsafe.

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Floor care basics: How to clean to protect your bottom line
May 22, 2013 Joe Davis

Floor care basics: How to clean to protect your bottom line

When it comes to floor care, it’s important to make a good first impression. Shiny floors are literally a reflection of your business. In fact, it has been shown that facility appearance ratings can drop by as much as 75 percent if floor shine makes a bad first impression.

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Making Grocery Store Floor Care Your Signature Item
April 5, 2013 Mike Englund

Making Grocery Store Floor Care Your Signature Item

No matter what type of covering is installed, a key concern when caring for the floors in grocery and large retail stores is to be aware of the importance of floor safety.

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Cleaning Myths By The Dozen
April 5, 2013 Eugene Plawiuk

Cleaning Myths By The Dozen

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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Preventing The Causes Of Slips And Falls
March 1, 2013 Russell Kendzior

Preventing The Causes Of Slips And Falls

Although most likely to be identified as the primary cause of a slip-and-fall accident, please note that flooring materials, maintenance, and hazards contribute to only about half of the problem.

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A Recommendation For Slippery Surfaces
February 8, 2013 Rex Morrison

A Recommendation For Slippery Surfaces

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Success With Sweepers
January 10, 2013 Daniel Frimml

Success With Sweepers

In addition to being less complicated than extractors or autoscrubbers, sweepers tend to have fewer components; but, making sure you have the right components can make a big difference in how versatile and effective the machine is.

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The Push For Higher Productivity
November 20, 2012 Bill Griffin

The Push For Higher Productivity

The processes and equipment exist today that allow a person to clean at 10,000 square feet per hour or more and do an excellent job.

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Mats And Matting Matter
November 19, 2012

Mats And Matting Matter

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Soil Removal Over Time: A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning
October 23, 2012

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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A Conversation About B101.3
August 23, 2012

A Conversation About B101.3

In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.

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