There are some who can still remember applying paste wax with steel wool and spray buffing with a low-speed machine. And the nasal-passage-burning memories of stripping a floor with all-purpose cleaner and 26-percent ammonia are something you never forget.
There are many variables that are evaluated when developing a hard-floor maintenance program. It does not matter whether it is for a small residential kitchen area or a huge multi-facility campus; a thorough investigation will help to ensure that the customer is happy and you are making money.
Stone floors are not manufactured in an industrial plant like other floor coverings; they are natural. The combinations of raw minerals, pressure and/or extreme temperatures create some of the most magnificent floors in the world.
The floor covering industry has traditionally been dominated by carpet. Today, design trends are shifting and, where there once was little, there now is a lot. Hard-surface finish flooring is experiencing a growth spurt evident throughout the industry.
"After a full year of following the program we are disappointed. Some of the areas look absolutely wonderful, some areas look passable, but some are down right ugly. What is wrong with the program? Why can't we keep all of our floors looking great all the time?"
In a world of litigation and legal disputes, there is always the finger-pointing game of assigning fault to someone when something goes wrong. This happens in all walks of life: performing surgery, shopping at the grocery store or driving a car. The same holds true in the flooring industry.
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.