Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Specialty Tools for Hard-Floor Maintenance

Last week I received an e-mail from a distraught individual involving the application of floor finish.
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The Future of Hard-Floor Maintenance

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.
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20 Questions in Hard-Floor Maintenance

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.
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Breakdown! When Equipment Fails the Clock Keeps Ticking

It's the beginning of the shift and Bob has been assigned the task of stripping a VCT floor. Bob is a skilled technician and knows exactly what to do.
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Tile and Grout: Finding the Key to Clean

I get many calls from managers and technicians with tile and grout issues, usually involving a restorative procedure to bring their tile and grout back to an acceptable condition.
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Hard-Floor Maintenance Supplies: Back to Basics

In order to complete any service procedure you must have the supplies required to correctly perform the task.
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Stone Floor Cleaning Challenges

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.
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Hard-Floor Maintenance in the Residential Environment

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.
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Hard-Floor Maintenance in High-Traffic Areas

"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?"
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Expediting Drying Time

John, the manager of a moderate janitorial cleaning company, is going over the previous night's work orders when he notices a rather large discrepancy in the time turned in by one of his crews.
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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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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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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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