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Wood Floor Troubleshooting Tips

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Maintenance of wood floor coverings has changed over the years. The coatings on them are much more durable than their predecessors. In commercial buildings, it’s rare to find a floor maintained with wood seal and paste wax.
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Collaborating With the Best

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Welcome to the premiere issue of Commercial Floor Care, a magazine devoted to the commercial floor care industry and its needs.
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Efflorescence: Today, Tomorrow But Not Forever

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Efflorescence has been in existence since the beginning of time. Its existence is noticeable throughout buildings, structures, statues, monuments and building projects worldwide, and it isn’t limited to any specific geographic area.
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Managing Hard Floor Maintenance

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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As property owners and managers, you are generally responsible for all things within your buildings and are extremely busy. You rely on the expertise of the individuals or companies you contract or hire to perform the services requested.
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Clean Streaks or Dirty Streaks? It’s All the Same

By BNP Media Staff
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Do you know what the definition of insanity is? “Doing the same things over and over and over again, but expecting different results.” Have you ever had to redo a carpeted area of a facility because lines showed up the day after you had cleaned the carpet?
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Notes From the Desk: And They’re Off...

By Arpi Nalbandian
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I have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that Commercial Floor Care as a supplement will be put to rest following this issue. The good news is that it will reappear as a full-fledged quarterly magazine in February 2001!
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Notes From the Desk: Success!

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Following the Premiere Issue of Commercial Floor Care (March 2000), our readers affirmed what we knew: there was a need for a new magazine that focused solely on commercial floor care, and we filled it.
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Troubleshooting Commercial Carpet Problems

By BNP Media Staff
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The dark side of cleaning commercial carpet becomes apparent when working with artificial lighting. Armed with a few tricks-of-the-trade, frustrations on the manager and cleaning crew can be avoided.
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Extending the Strip Cycle: Aggressive Scrubbing

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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There are occasions in the course of the implementing the hard floor maintenance service program when you may not have the time, resources or manpower to perform a strip as scheduled.
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Editorial Comment: The Spirits That Move Us

By Arpi Nalbandian
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As you prepare to celebrate the holidays, and the true start of the new millennium, I ask that you look back on this year, and ask yourself how you could have done things differently...
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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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