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Diversify or Die! If it’s on the Floor, Can You Service it?

By Gordon Hanks
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Have you noticed there isn’t as much carpet in homes today as there used to be? The home I owned in the mid 1980’s had 100% of the floor covered in carpet – yes, even the kitchen and bathrooms! 


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Refinishing Hard Floors: Removing Finish and Soil Buildup

One of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in refinishing floors is ensuring that all the finish and soil buildup along the edges of the floor, in corners and in hard-to-reach areas is removed.
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The summer months are the busiest time of the year when it comes to refinishing floors. But as anyone that has ever refinished floors knows, the job can be long and arduous.


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Knowledge is Power: Hard Floor Maintenance Career Development

The Importance of Learning for the Hard Floor Maintenance Professional
By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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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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Basic Coatings Announces New Blog

Weekly posts include the latest information and developments in floor care
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Basic Coatings has launched a new blog, featuring a collection of posts written by Basic Coatings experts to give readers more insight on the floor care industry. 


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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
By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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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
By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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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?

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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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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