Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Maintaining Solid Vinyl - Class III Printed Film Flooring

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One of the biggest challenges for floor maintenance technicians is identifying the floor coverings they will be working on. 
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Stripping and Refinishing: The Last Resort

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Every floor has a maintenance life cycle comprising initial maintenance, daily/routine maintenance, periodic maintenance and restorative maintenance.

Many maintenance programs include the use of aqueous (water-based) seals and finishes or seal/finishes. When continually exposed to dirt, grit and sand, the floor finish is scraped away almost imperceptibly. Without floor maintenance, the erosive effects would eventually wear through the polish and, ultimately, begin to erode the flooring.
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The Impact of Green

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Green has arrived, and there is not much chance of getting the genie back in the bottle. It is here and you better believe it’s impacting your business. The question is, what are you going to do about it?
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Stone Floor Maintenance: Travertine

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I recently received a call from a perplexed technician regarding a stone floor on which he was working. He indicated he had polished the floor with diamond abrasives...
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Concrete Flooring: The Past Does Not Equate the Future

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Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world. It is nothing new; variations have been used for literally thousands of years.
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Who Cleans the Cleaning Equipment?

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The other night I was in a facility and happened to notice the floor-maintenance technicians preparing for the night’s work. I knew they were floor-maintenance technicians because of the equipment they were pulling out of the storage area.
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Periodic Maintenance for Wood Flooring

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Wood floor coverings have been and always will be a popular choice for many people in residential and commercial applications.
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Maintaining Marble Flooring

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Of the stone flooring materials on the market today, marble is one of the most popular. It has been used throughout history in some of the world’s most ancient structures.
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Stripping Excess Floor Seal and Finish from VCT

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The stripping and refinishing service procedure is the most difficult process to perform on VCT. By definition it is the removal of all pre-existing coats of floor seal and/or floor finish and reapplication of new floor seal and/or finish.
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Solution Control: The Versatile Towel

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Floor maintenance is the act of maintaining a floor surface utilizing various cleaning methods to remove soil. Dry particulates are easily removed with sweeping, dust mopping, micro fiber cloth systems and vacuuming, but as the soil becomes more difficult, so too does the cleaning methodology.
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The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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