Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Hard-Floor Problems Go Below the Surface

January 11, 2005
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

December 10, 2004
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

October 12, 2004
"Hello, this is Stan. May I help you?"
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Maintaining Wood Floor Coverings

September 14, 2004
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

August 12, 2004
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

July 12, 2004
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

June 15, 2004
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

May 19, 2004
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

April 15, 2004
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

March 11, 2004
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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