Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Putting the Finish to Ceramic Floors

Ceramic flooring constitutes a significant amount of hard surface flooring sales, and a bit more than 11% of all new flooring materials sold overall.
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The Future of Hard Floor Maintenance

Learning how to perform floor maintenance services is not something that is acquired by osmosis or through a good night’s sleep.


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VCT Floor Maintenance

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) can be found in almost all environments. It is cost effective, durable, and relatively easy to repair or replace.
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Periodic Maintenance for Natural Stone Flooring

The definition of a floor is "the inside bottom surface of any room." If you are in a room, you will be on a floor. Gravity will take care of the rest as, ultimately, everything ends up on the floor.
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Crossing Over: Carpet-Cleaning Equipment and Hard-Floor Maintenance

The floor maintenance industry has traditionally been divided into two camps: carpet and hard surface. As a result, floor maintenance equipment took two separate evolutionary paths. Brooms, mops and scrubbing machines were not well adapted for cleaning carpets, and upright vacuums with beater bars and hot water extractors were not well adapted for hard surfaces
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Maintaining Wood Flooring: Is it Wood?

My daddy used to say, if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is probably a duck. The wood flooring category of hard-surface flooring constitutes a growing segment of our industry, but is it all actually wood?
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The Tile and the Grout: Three Levels of Restorative Cleaning for Ceramic Tile

The world is finding more and more uses for clay flooring these days; porcelain tile lobbies, ceramic tile restrooms and quarry tile kitchens being the obvious examples. With this expansion come the inevitable problems associated with maintaining them.
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Attention to Detail: Your Ace in the Hole

Recently, after one of my classes, I was asked by a student if I would go out and take a look at one of his accounts. Marcellus was very concerned that he would lose the account and, by extension, the potential for more buildings from this particular manager.
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Sand-free Maintenance of Wood Flooring

My first experience with sand-free or low-abrasion maintenance for wood flooring occurred early in my career, in a public building on the national register for historical buildings.
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Maintaining Terrazzo Flooring

Recently I received a call from an individual concerned about her terrazzo lobby. She said that no matter how much they stripped the floor, it retained a blotchy appearance. She was concerned she may have damaged the floor and would not be able to fix it.
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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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