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ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Benefits Of Robotic Floor Equipment


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Cleaning Merges With Technology


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Floor Equipment That Collects Data


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
University Benefits From Robotic Equipment


– April 2017
CASE STUDY: Living In Luxury Off-Campus
Selecting flooring types that are both fashionable and functional

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FLOOR CARE EDUCATION – February 2017
Best Practices For Floor Care Training
Jan/san distributors can educate their customers on the do's and don'ts of floor care to achieve optimum results

MICROMANAGING FLOOR CARE – February 2017
ROI Of Small Floor Machines


SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT – October 2016
Maintenance Myths For Polished Concrete Floors



FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2016
Mats Protect Floors Throughout The Year
Changing weather means continuous challenges. Programs that protect floors year-round

FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2016
Protecting Floors From Snow, Ice And Sand


FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2016
Cleaning Procedures That Protecting Floors


WATCH YOUR STEP – May 2016
Identifying Slip, Trip And Fall Hazards


WATCH YOUR STEP – May 2016
Tips And Benefits Of Improving Floor Safety


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Comparing Floor Pads And Brushes


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Maintenance Tips That Extend The Life Of Floor Pads


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Recommendations For Maintaining Gym Floors


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Tips To Keeping Polished Concrete Looking Like New


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
The Future Of Floor Pads


QUIET PLEASE – February 2016
Benefits Of Quiet Equipment


QUIET PLEASE – February 2016
Controlling The Noise That Comes From Cleaning




HIRING ROBOTS TO CLEAN – February 2016
Robotic Cleaners Give BSCs A Leg Up



DIGGING INTO FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING TRENDS – November 2015
How To Choose Floor Care Equipment And Understanding Polished Concrete



CARPETS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING – November 2015
Vacuuming Hard Floors, Vertical Surfaces Works



TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
Refine Floor Programs With Less Stripping


PURCHASING THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK – September 2015
Where To Shop For Floor And Carpet Equipment


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Defend Against The Elements


A LITTLE EXTRA UPKEEP EXTENDS THE LIFE OF EQUIPMENT – June 2015
Carpet, Floor Care Equipment Maintenance Saves Time, Money


DOWN AND DIRTY: CLEANING DIRTY GROUT AND AVOIDING FUTURE PROBLEMS – June 2015
Use Hydrogen Peroxide As A Cleaner For Dirty Grout


THE TRUTH ABOUT POLISHED CONCRETE – June 2015
Polished Concrete Maintenance Is Still Necessary




DOWN AND DIRTY: PROVING A STRIPPED FLOOR HAS BEEN RINSED ENOUGH TO APPLY SEALER – April 2015
Perform A pH Test After Stripping Floors And Rinsing


ADJUSTING TO NEW SURROUNDINGS – April 2015
Versatility Of Orbital Equipment Includes Carpets





DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
Develop A Slip-And-Fall Safety Strategy


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
Causes And Prevention Of Slips And Falls


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
OSHA Regulations On Floor Safety


ORBITAL FLOOR EQUIPMENT GAINING POPULARITY – August 2014
Orbital Floor Machines Clean At High Speeds


– August 2014





ADDRESSING COMMON FLOOR CARE MYTHS – August 2014
Clearing Up Floor Cleaning Myths


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Developing A Strong Preventative Maintenance Program For Floor Equipment
Doing so can improve departmental productivity, improve sustainability and mean a cleaner facility


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Buying Floor Machines From Distributors Vs. Direct


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Should BSCs Rent or Lease Floor Care Machines?


EIGHT SIDES TO THE STORY – April 2014
Breaking Down The Benefits to Octagonal Floor Pads


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Why It's Important To Use Floor Mats


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Rewards Of Renting Floor Mats


RENT VS. OWNING – April 2014
Facilities Benefit From Buying Floor Matting


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
The Evolution of Commercial Floor Machines


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
Ease Janitor Fatigue With Ride-on Auto Scrubbers



UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
Taking A Shine To Ride-on Burnishers


WELCOMING POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS – February 2014
Customizing Matting To Create Positive Impressions


WELCOMING POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS – February 2014
Benefits Of Branding Floor Care Equipment


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Avoid Cleaning Downtime With Regular Battery Maintenance


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Flooded Batteries Top AGM, Gel Types


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Cleaning Battery Terminals


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Don't Forget To Water Your Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Charging Lead Acid Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Additional Battery Maintenance Tips


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Developing A Winter Floor Care Program


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
The Key To Protecting Floors Is Proper Matting


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Maintain Floors By Increasing Cleaning Frequency


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Scrubbing And Stripping: Sprucing Up Floors For Spring


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Increase Value With Multi-Task Floor Machines


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Equipment Training Matters


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Care Equipment Buyers Place Ease-of-use Over Price


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Finding Floor Machines Built To Last



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Ride-on Floor Scrubbers Vs. Walk-behind Floor Scrubbers


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Green Floor Cleaning With Recycling Carpet Extractor Machines


GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Training Tips For Floor Equipment


GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Floor Care Equipment That Contributes To LEED Certification



STRIP AND RECOAT FLOORS LESS OFTEN – April 2013
Floor Stripping Tips


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Benefits Of Oscillating Floor Machines


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Increase Productivity With Oscillating Floor Machines


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Scrub Floors Using Less Chemical



STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Matting That Reduces Slips, Trips And Falls


– February 2013
When And Where Disinfection Is Needed
Answers to some of the most common disinfection questions




– September 2012
Tips For Simplifying Floor Stripping
Floor stripping is a labor-intensive process. Distributors offer tips for easing the workload

– September 2012
Strip Floors Less Often
Daily maintenance, matting and chemical-free scrubbing all help reduce the need for floor stripping



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – June 2012
Green Floor Strippers: Addressing Efficacy
Green floor strippers usually work on all floor care chemicals, and a prolonged strip cycle is dependent on finish selection

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – June 2012
Using Enzyme Cleaners On Floors
Enzyme-based floor chemicals are becoming more popular with building service contractors




– July 2011
Maintaining Entryway Floors
Mats and flooring need regular cleaning to keep facilities looking pristine

– July 2011
Proper Matting Keeps Entryways Clean
The key to a clean facility is prevention both indoors and outside

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2011
Floor Care After Winter
Winter wreaks havoc on floors. Simple maintenance and restoration at the onset of spring is critical in keeping floor care costs low

UP CLOSE: FLOOR PADS – November 2010
Diamonds Are A Janitor's Best Friend
Diamond floor pads are growing in popularity as more facilities install concrete floors

UP CLOSE: MATTING – October 2010
Stopping Slips, Trips and Falls
Proper placement and care of matting can help create safer flooring, especially for the elderly

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – September 2010
Trending Towards Smaller Machines
Compact autoscrubbers have caught on in Europe. Is the United States ready for the economical opportunities these machines offer?

FEATURES – February 2010
Floor Care: Identifying Flooring Trends
Industry innovations lead to easy and healthy cleaning

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2010
Floor Stripper Chemistry Continues To Evolve
Environmentally friendly advancements to floor care chemicals have made them more appealing to customers

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – November 2009
Applying European Trends To Floor Care
Help customers maintain floors faster and cheaper with a non-wet look

FEATURES – November 2009
Finishes & Strippers: Evolution Of Floor Care Chemicals
Advancements make green floor finishes and strippers more appealing to end users

UP CLOSE: FLOOR PADS – October 2009
Ensuring Floors Look Pristine
Educating end users on proper floor care procedures can help avoid costly mistakes

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – June 2009
Cleaning With Water
Electrolyzed water and steam vapor systems allow end users to clean without chemicals

FEATURE – February 2009
Floor Care: A Game Plan For Cleaning Gym Floors
Identifying best practices to maintaining and extending the life of "the hardwood"

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2009
Studying Up On School Floor-Care Programs
A variety of hard-surface floors makes for a complicated sale of floor-care chemicals in educational facilities

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – December 2008
Putting Together A Winter Floor-care Program
Proper matting and daily maintenance plays a sizeable role in prevention against winter elements

UP CLOSE: FLOOR PADS – November 2008
Selecting The Right Floor Pad
Determining the perfect type and composition depends on the task at hand

FEATURE – June 2008
Floor Care: Rolling Out The Welcome Mat
When properly placed, matting systems can save money, improve safety and benefit the entire cleaning mission

UP CLOSE – June 2008
Floor Care: Vacuuming Hard Surface Floors
Recent studies find vacuuming to be an efficient alternative to dust mopping

FEATURE – February 2008
Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls
Improving floor safety protocols can recoup big dollars for facility managers

MARKET PULSE – February 2008
Floor Care: Cleaning Stone And Porcelain Tile
As more facilities switch to stone and porcelain flooring in their entryways and lobbies, proper chemical selection and daily maintenance will be critical

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
The Basics Of Daily Floor Care


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Maintaining Floor-care Machines


OPERATIONSLOG: GREEN EQUIPMENT – January 2008
Green Equipment Gives Cleaning Programs A Boost
If you don’t have a vacuum that’s sealed up and has proper filtration, all it’s going to do is blow dust all over the place

MARKET PULSE – December 2007
Floor-care Chemicals For The Busiest Of Areas
Floors in high-traffic facilities receive constant wear and tear. Choosing the right products — including green chemicals — will go a long way in maintaining a clean appearance

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – October 2007
Leasing Floor-care Equipment May Lead To Increased Profits
If the machine is going to be worn out or obsolete in three years, then it doesn’t make sense to pay with cash

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR & CARPET CARE – August 2007
Flooring Trends Are Changing Across All Markets
Schools are switching to carpet to make floors last longer, but kids track in a lot of dirt — that means daily vacuuming

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE EQUIPMENT – June 2007
May The Power Be With You
Understanding the differences between various floor machine power options can make or break a cleaning program

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – March 2007
Attention To Detail Yields Long Lasting Machines
As an industry, we’d be at a loss without them. Floor machines save time and labor — without much fanfare. Manufacturers provide tips for extending the lives of these workhorses

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – March 2007
Floor Care: Match Chemicals With Procedure For Hard Floor Care
Anything you can do to extend the life of the floor so you don’t have to strip and wax so often is going to be beneficial

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – February 2007
Floor-Care Chemicals Go Green
More and more manufacturers are unveiling environmentally-preferable stripping options

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2007
Hard Floor Finishes: Appearance Is Everything
Chemical manufacturers detail the regimens, tools and chemicals needed to properly maintain the life — and looks — of finished hard floors

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDES – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
Using Green Floor-Care Chemicals



CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
Selecting Floor Pads and Brushes



CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
Evaluating The Size Of Floor Machines



CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
Powering Floor-Care Equipment



CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
The Basics Of Robotic Equipment



MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – December 2006
Combating Wear And Tear Essential To Floor Finishes
Manufacturers are developing floor finishes that meet new green ideals and safety standards. However, the focus remains on durability as well as proper training

CLEANING OPERATIONS: HAND TOOLS – November 2006
Innovation Drives Interest in Hand Tools
Housekeeping managers outline how product advancements influence use


OPERATIONSLOG:FLOOR CARE – October 2006
Grout Grit Meets Its Match With Modern Machinery And Tools
Understanding how, why and when to clean grout can go a long way toward shortening the job

OPERATIONSLOG: MATTING – September 2006
Building Better Matting Systems Help Prevent Dirt
Most people do not wipe their feet, so mats need to be extra long to enable enough walk surface to remove maximum soil

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE CHEMICALS – August 2006
Chemicals: Innovations and Trends in Floor Care Chemicals
Manufacturers comment on the direction of the industry as end-users re-evaluate their cleaning strategy

OPERATIONSLOG – March 2006
FLOOR CARE
Floor Finishes and Strippers Are Entering The Green Arena

The reality is that people won’t use what doesn’t work. Green products have evolved to where they now perform well


OPERATIONS LOG – June 2005
Hard-Floor Maintenance: The European Way
Floor Care


OPERATIONS LOG – August 2004
Cleaning Gym Floors With Proper Equipment, Products
Floor Care

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – July 2004
Floor Care Equipment: Drive Equipment Safety with Precautionary Steps
Ongoing training and mentoring programs for automated floor-care equipment

OPERATIONS LOG – June 2004
Floor Care: Start Conserving Water, Now
Floor Care

CLEANING OPERATIONS – May 2004
Floor Care pads and brushes
Make careful choices from a kaleidoscope of pads and brushes

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – March 2004
Floor Care: Have a Ground Plan
Proper maintenance of stone floors requires careful steps

OPERATIONS LOG – January 2004
Specialty Floors Require Special Procedures
How-To: Floor Care