Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Hard-Floor Problems Go Below the Surface

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.
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Cleaning Chemicals for Hard-Floor Maintenance

Chemicals are an integral part of the floor maintenance system. Without them, hard-floor maintenance would not be possible.
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Selecting Equipment for Small-Scale Jobs

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Maintaining Wood Floor Coverings

Unprotected wood floor coverings have an inherent sensitivity to moisture. All wood floors have a component know as cellulose, which acts like a sponge and absorbs moisture. A raw wood floor without any protection can absorb moisture right out of the air.
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What to Charge: Estimating the Wage Rate

An estimate is a general calculation for providing a service or services, based on industry standards and past experiences. An estimate should take into consideration all of the factors that will affect the end result of providing the service.
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Clay and Stone Maintenance

Clay and natural stone floors are sometimes thought of as being in the same floor-covering category. This is an easy assumption to make: both categories have classifications that are solid, very hard and durable; they are sold in tiles, pavers and other geometrical shapes; and they possess similar maintenance procedures. If they have all these common characteristics, why should they be in different categories?
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Safety and the Floor Maintenance Technician

The first safety message a child receives is the word "No," usually in a very vocal manner. Rather than see our loved ones hurt, we instinctively give a shout to protect them from harm.
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Maintaining Slate Floor Coverings

Slate is a metamorphic rock. It begins as fine-grained clay mud. The process of extreme pressure and heating causes the mud, composed of sediments of decomposed stone and organic matter, to first to turn to sedimentary shale and then to slate.
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Maintaining Clay/Masonry Floor Coverings

The maintenance of clay/masonry floor coverings can be relatively easy, and a good cleaning program should be developed early on. The properties of these floor coverings allow them to be used in many diverse locations and facilities.
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Detailing

Detailing is something that is often overlooked in hard-floor maintenance, but it is critical to the success of all operations.
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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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Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

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The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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