Hard Floor Maintenance

Knowledge is Power: Hard Floor Maintenance Career Development

The Importance of Learning for the Hard Floor Maintenance Professional
March 3, 2014

Although I had worked with the floor crew of a local school for summer work my sophomore year of high school, my first real encounter with floor training came in boot camp, July 1972, and it went something like this.


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The Nitty Gritty of Tile and Grout Cleaning

If you are not already offering this service I might suggest you are walking over substantial income every day
January 27, 2014

With the right equipment and chemical, tile and grout cleaning can be very effective and profitable.


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Understanding Flexible Floor Care Equipment

Today, due to the equality of carpet and hard surface flooring materials being sold, companies find themselves in the position of requiring equipment that is capable of fulfilling both operations
January 17, 2014

Whether you’re a startup company looking to get into the floor maintenance business or a well-established company looking to expand your offerings, the cost of floor maintenance equipment can be overwhelming.


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Just Ask Jess: How Can I Tell the Difference Between a Man-Made Ceramic Floor and Natural Stone Floor?

There are several quick tests you can perform to determine the type of hard flooring material you have.
November 25, 2013

There are several quick tests you can perform to determine the type of hard flooring material you have.


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Diversification: Are You in the “Yes” Business?

Marketing yourself has as much to do with what you can do for your customers while you’re at their location - or through special requests - as it does with advertising your services
August 1, 2013

Every time you can say “yes” to a customer’s requests for additional services, you increase your profit potential and reinforce a relationship that virtually guarantees repeat business, because you become more valuable to them. 


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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Some Highly-Effective Add-Ons

Deck cleaning, leather cleaning/repair and wood floor cleaning...
June 17, 2013

Haugland Bros. Carpet and Wood Care (Naperville, IL) can do two things for your deck: protect your investment in wood and transform an ugly, dirty deck into a neighborhood masterpiece.


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High-Pressure Extraction Tools – Are They in Your Cleaning Arsenal?

The hard surface flooring industry and the carpet cleaning industry have been polar opposites for decades
June 17, 2013

Floor maintenance technician? Carpet cleaner? Pressurized hard surface extraction tools cover both vocations.


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Polishing Concrete: Finding the Right Equipment for Your Job

The process of polishing concrete consists of three consecutive categories: grinding, honing and polishing
June 17, 2013

Polishing concrete is an increasingly requested procedure, and as with any other new add-on, there are many elements that must be considered before simply jumping into the business.


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Maintaining Grout Surfaces

Identification of grout can help determine maintenance practices that will work best for the classification of grout
April 3, 2013

Grout is a mortar that is used to fill the empty spaces between ceramic and stone tiles.


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Cleaning, Preserving and Protecting Hardwood Floors: An Ace-in-the-Hole Add-On

Preserving hardwood floors is simple and safe enough that with the right equipment, we could train the homeowner to do his/her own.
March 13, 2013

You can make more per hour preserving hardwood floors than you can cleaning carpet.


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