Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Knowledge is Power: Hard Floor Maintenance Career Development

The Importance of Learning for the Hard Floor Maintenance Professional
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Although I had worked with the floor crew of a local school for summer work my sophomore year of high school, my first real encounter with floor training came in boot camp.


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Understanding Flexible Floor Care Equipment

Today, due to the equality of carpet and hard surface flooring materials being sold, companies find themselves in the position of requiring equipment that is capable of fulfilling both operations
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Whether you’re a startup company looking to get into the floor maintenance business or a well-established company looking to expand your offerings, the cost of floor maintenance equipment can be overwhelming.


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High-Pressure Extraction Tools – Are They in Your Cleaning Arsenal?

The hard surface flooring industry and the carpet cleaning industry have been polar opposites for decades
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Floor maintenance technician? Carpet cleaner? Pressurized hard surface extraction tools cover both vocations.


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Maintaining Grout Surfaces

Identification of grout can help determine maintenance practices that will work best for the classification of grout
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Grout is a mortar that is used to fill the empty spaces between ceramic and stone tiles.


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What Really Constitutes a Floor Maintenance Expert?

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Often times I am introduced as an expert of floor maintenance and to this day I cringe every time I hear it.
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Preserving Wooden Floors Can Be As Easy As 1, 2, 3

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There is a common misconception regarding hard flooring in general, but it’s particularly applicable to the wood flooring category and classifications.
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Tile and Grout: The Importance of Routine Maintenance

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“I’ve only had this tile six months now and it looks horrible!” If you have been in the floor maintenance industry for any amount of time at all, you have heard this comment.


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The Costs of Stripping and Refinishing VCT Floors

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Vinyl composition tile, or VCT, is by far the most common resilient floor covering that the floor maintenance technician is exposed to.

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Wood Flooring: Low Maintenance Doesn't Mean No Maintenance

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The popularity of wood flooring has grown considerably in the last decade.


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The Fragrance of Floor Maintenance

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Recently, while performing an audit for one of my clients, I was confronted with a vile odor emanating from a janitor closet that was so over powering I could smell it from good distance away.


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