Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

The Power of Participation

At the Connections Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas this year, a colleague presented me with a book to thank me for helping him with an event earlier in the year.
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The Evolution of Floor Finish: It's Not Just Wax Anymore

Floor polishes have changed significantly over the decades, and as they've changed, so too has the floor maintenance industry.
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Type and Cross: Rx for Wood Floors

For the last decade, new flooring sales have demonstrated that carpet sales are on the decline, while hard surface flooring is on the rise.
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A Closer Look at Ceramic/Clay Tile

Ceramic flooring has been around for thousands of years, as evidenced by the many archeological dig sites around the world. It is one of the most durable of all flooring materials used today.
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Bamboo: Maintaining The Grass That Acts Like Wood

Somewhere in the early to mid-1990s, bamboo flooring arrived in the United States and since that time has made a considerable impact in the flooring market.
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Maintaining Wood Flooring Without Sanding

The maintenance of wood flooring is significantly different than that of most other flooring materials. The reason for this has mainly to do with the fact that wood is water sensitive as well as abrasion sensitive. 
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Honing Your Stone Floor Maintenance Program

When it comes to sheer elegance, you would be hard pressed to find anything to compare with natural stone. It has been used for millennia...
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Walk It Off! The Value of Matting Programs

The beginning of winter challenges the floor maintenance technician with unrelenting soil and moisture migration that encroaches into all buildings.
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Don't Let a Bad I.D. Get You into Hot Water

Understanding what the product is made of and how it will react to water, chemicals and abrasion is the essence of floor maintenance.
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Hard-Floor Scrubbing: It's Automatic

Time was when hard floor maintenance was performed on the hands and knees using a brush, rags, a bucket of water and some soap. Although we may have all used this technique on small areas, it is not what one would want to do in medium or large areas.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

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While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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