Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Maintaining Solid Vinyl - Class III Printed Film Flooring

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

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

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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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