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EMBRACING ROBOTIC FLOOR SCRUBBERS – September 2019
Autonomous Cleaning Equipment Helps Facilities In A Big Way


EMBRACING ROBOTIC FLOOR SCRUBBERS – September 2019
Workers Respond To Robotic Floor Equipment








GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Flooring Standards Facility Managers Should Know


GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Steps To Improving Floor Safety


GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Signs Stop Slips And Falls


ROBOTS ARE CHANGING DISTRIBUTORS' ROLES – February 2019
Autonomous Cleaning Equipment Force Distributors To Consult More



MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Matting Programs Protect Floors And Facility Occupants


MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Choose Mats That Prevent Slips And Falls


MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Mats That Help Protect Flooring Investments


PURCHASING PRIORITIES – October 2018
Factors To Consider When Buying Floor Care Equipment



CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
Clean, Shiny Floors Create An Impression


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
The High Price Of Shiny Floors


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
Low-Maintenance Flooring Options For Facilities


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
Tips For Long-Lasting Floor Shine


REDUCING SLIP-AND-FALL HAZARDS – September 2018
Floor Chemical Examinations Lessen Falls


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Advantages Of Compact Floor Machines


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Productivity Advantages Of Small Autoscrubbers


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Using The Right Floor Equipment Improves Cleaning Outcomes



SPINNING TUNES ALONGSIDE THE BUFFER – August 2018
Creating Policies For Music In The Workplace






CRACKING THE ICE MELT ORDERING MYSTERY – July 2018
Doing Ice Melt Homework Saves Distributors Money



CLEANING'S FUTURE ON DISPLAY – July 2018
Compact, Truly Autonomous Robots Entice Cleaning Industry



SIT OR STAND, JUST DON'T WALK – June 2018
Riding Commercial Floor Cleaners Superior To Walk-Behind Machines


SIT OR STAND, JUST DON'T WALK – June 2018
Selecting The Right Floor Scrubber






THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
Value Of Premium And Budget Floor Pads


THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
How Floor Pads Convert To Labor Dollars


THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
Proper Care And Safety Tips For Floor Pads





MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Promote Safety And Aesthetics Through Matting


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Benefits Of Incorporating Mats Into Floor Care Programs


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Choosing Mats Based On Floor Type And Seasonality


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Floor Mats: The Most Overlooked Areas Within Facilities


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Re-Evaluating Matting Programs Means Deciding Whether To Rent Or Buy


INDUSTRY TESTIMONIALS: GIVING GRATITUDE – May 2018
A Magazine That Aids Company Branding


JAN/SAN LEADER FOR 75 YEARS – May 2018
Sanitary Maintenance Celebrates Publication Milestone






CLEANING FOR PUBLIC HEALTH – April 2018
How To Properly Clean Restrooms And Mitigate Infections




EXPANDING YOUR BRANDING – April 2018
Brand Strategy Involves Knowing When To Expand


CASE STUDY: BATTERY MAINTENANCE REDUCES CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS – March 2018
Good Floor Care Starts With The Right Battery


ROBOTIC FLOOR MACHINE ALLOWS JANITORS TO CLEAN HANDS-FREE – February 2018
Case Study: Robotic Floor Machine Allows For More Efficient Janitorial Work


UNPLUGGING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS – February 2018
Battery Upright Vacuums Lead To Improved Productivity


– 3/12/2018
3M Names New CEO


PREPARED FOR ANYTHING – February 2018
Distributors Must Be Ready To Service Any New Floor




DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Proper Maintenance Schedules That Protect Floors


DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Choosing Chemicals Based On Varying Floor Types


SELLING ROBOTS – November 2017
Robot Floor Cleaners Enter The Jan/San Market


– November 2017
Selling Floor Cleaning Robots


CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
The Cost Of Slips And Falls For Facilities


CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
Evaluating Floor Safety Programs


CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
Tips To Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls



KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Using IoT To Manage Floor Equipment Fleet


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Technology That Streamlines Floor Cleaning


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Using Data To Improve Cleaning Processes


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Productivity Gains Of Floor Cleaning Equipment





THE GREENING OF FLOOR PADS – October 2017
Floor Pads Can Earn Green Seal’s GS-20 Certification




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


FLOOR CARE JOINS THE DATA AGE – June 2017
The Benefits Of IoT On Floor Equipment
How Internet of Things–enabled floor machines solve a major problem for one BSC




PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
Biggest Mistakes With Floor Pads And Brushes


PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
What Differentiates Floor Pads And Brushes


PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
Controlling Spending With Floor Pads And Brushes



– 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


MAT MANUFACTURERS WEIGH IN – November 2016
Choosing The Right Backing For Matting
Answers to some of the biggest questions surrounding matting options

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




GIVING GYM FLOORS A SPORTING CHANCE – September 2016
Gym Floor Protection Starts Outside The Gym


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


OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Restroom Cleaning That Saves Time And Money
Streamlining cleaning processes in restrooms can save departments time and money

OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Streamlining Restroom Cleaning Processes


OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Cleaning Tools With Productivity Gains


NEW FLOOR PADS ADD TO THE PLETHORA OF OPTIONS – June 2016
Choosing The Correct Floor Pad




TEN BATTERY MAINTENANCE TIPS – June 2016
Extend Battery Life Of Machines


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


SMALL MACHINES, BIG ADVANTAGES – April 2016
Micro Autoscrubbers Provide Alternative For Small Spaces




GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Recommendations For Cleaning And Drying Carpets


GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Beyond Routine Cleaning: Caring For Over-Saturated Carpets



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


TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
Techniques To Protect Floor Finish


TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
How To Extend Floor Stripping Programs


– September 2015
Custom Vs. Stock Floor Mats


IN THE MARKET FOR NEW FLOOR EQUIPMENT? – September 2015
Floor Equipment Questions To Ask Before Purchasing


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


PURCHASING THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK – September 2015
Benefits Between Buying Or Leasing Equipment


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


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
The Role Of Matting In Green Programs


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Are Necessary For Every Program


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Recommendations For Cleaning And Maintaining Mats


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Prevent Slips And Falls


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


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Tips For Proper Disposal Of Infectious Waste


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Containing Hazardous Waste: Finding A Strong Hold


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Protect Workers From Medical Waste


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
What Is Considered Medical Waste


MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Benefits Of Choosing The Right Floor Pads


MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Proper Maintenance Of Floor Pads


MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Exploring New Floor Equipment Options


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


SLAM-DUNK PARTNERSHIP – February 2015
Geneva College Calls On Hillyard For Its Historic Gym Floor





STRIP FLOORS IN LESS TIME AND WITH LESS LABOR – February 2015
Orbital Machines Are Changing Floor Cleaning







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


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Benefits Of Ride-on Scrubbers Extend Beyond Cleaning


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Chemical-Free Scrubber Cleans Outdoor Space


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Using Floor Equipment Drives Productivity


THE BEST GAME PLAN FOR GYM FLOORS – September 2014
Gym Floor Mats Are First Line Of Defense






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





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

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Maintenance Tips for Floor Equipment
Why it is important for custodial managers to develop a plan and train staff to properly maintain floor equipment


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?


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Sorting Out Laundry Challenges


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Hard Floors Vs. Carpet Debate


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


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE – February 2014
Clean Glass Faster With Self-climbing Window Washer Tools


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


CLEANING UP BLOOD IS NOT THE SAME AS A TYPICAL SPILL – February 2014
How To Clean Blood



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


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Prevent Grout Cleaning Mistakes


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tips


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Removing Odor From Floor Grout


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tools


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Must-have Vacuum Attachments


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Reap The Benefits of Ergonomic Vacuums


WITH THIS TEST, FLOOR STRIPPING WILL BE DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME – November 2013
Stripping Floors Only Once Is A Huge Timesaver


– November 2013
Take The Floor Stripper Test


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Looped-end Vs. Cut-trim Mop Heads


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Industry Moves Toward Microfiber Dust Mops


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Synthetic Dust Mops Last Longer and Are More Durable


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Velcro Mop Backings Expected To Stick Around


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Successful Distributors Sell Solutions, Not Products


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Concrete Flooring Regains Popularity


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
High Gloss Concrete Is Beautiful and Easy To Maintain


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Finding The Right Concrete Maintenance Program


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Cleaning Stained And Polished Concrete Floors


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


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Controlling Odors Using Enzyme Cleaners


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Performance, Green Benefits Of Enzymatic Cleaners


UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Stop Dirt At The Door With Exterior Floor Mats


UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Reduce Injuries and Labor Costs With Building Floor Mats


UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Maintaining Commercial Floor Matting


AUTOMATED FLOOR CARE PACKS A BIG BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – August 2013
Features Of Floor Equipment That Impact Purchases


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
How To Spot Green Floor Maintenance Equipment



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


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Maintenance Tips For Commercial Floor Cleaning Equipment



GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
LEED: Green Cleaning With Sustainable Equipment


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
BSC's Ramp Up Floor Maintenance Programs


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


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With Vacuuming


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Greener Options For Carpet Extraction





PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
Revised OSHA Walkway Requirements on the Horizon


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
New Tests Measure Floor Traction


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
OSHA Floor Audits Require a 'Qualified Person'


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
Certified Distributors Can Provide Walkway Audits



STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Safety Regulations For Commercial Mats


STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Further Explanation Of Matting Standards


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




MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
How To Brighten VCT Tile
Bring dull and stained VCT tile back to life with these tips

– November 2012
Foley Distributing's Closed Loop Recycling Partnership Sets The Mark For Waste Management
The Power of Three closed loop recycling program is an award-winning partnership between Foley, Casella Waste Systems and SCA Tissue


SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Test Floors To Meet Slip-and-fall Safety Standards
ANSI/NFSI slip-and-fall safety standards quantify the traction requirements for pedestrian safety and the prevention of slips and falls

SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls With Matting
Healthcare facilities pose a greater risks for slips, trips and falls. Matting helps keep floors dry and safe

SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Slip-and-Fall Accidents More Prevalent In Healthcare Facilities
Jan/san distributors can help prevent slip-and-fall accidents by training janitorial staffs on proper facility maintenance

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Urethane Finish Removal: Use Proper Machines And Strippers
How to remove tough urethane finish, water- and oil-based alike, from floors

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Multi-Surface Floor Cleaning: The Best Facilities For Combination Machines
Advice on the best facilities in which to use combination floor equipment, and proper cleaning methods for carpet tiles


– November 2012
Floor Finishes That Help Reduce The Need To Strip
Using new technologies in floor finishes helps reduce the need for stripping, saving valuable budget dollars

– November 2012
Reduce Costs And Improve Perception With Quality Floor Finishes
New technologies in floor finish save budget dollars and preserve the look and life of flooring





– September 2012
Urinal Floor Mats Vary In Style And Composition
Regardless of shape and make, urinal mats are designed to improve restroom appearance

– 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


– August 2012
ANSI Safety Standards Reduce Slip-and-Fall Accidents
ANSI/NFSI safety standards provide benchmarks for departments looking to prevent slip-and-fall accidents


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – August 2012
Why Janitors Should Vacuum Hard Floors and Vertical Surfaces
Plus, the best way to vacuum around fixed objects in a room


– June 2012
Urine Odors, Dirty Floors: Handling Restroom Complaints
Snuffing out restroom dirt and odors at their sources


FEATURE – June 2012
Extending Floor Pad Life
Techniques that will prolong the life of a floor pad

FEATURE – June 2012
Floor Machine Pads Evolve
Newer flooring types and finishes influence evolving floor machine pads, including green options

FEATURE – June 2012
Before Purchasing Floor Pads
Managers review fiber options and challenges before purchasing floor pads

FEATURE – June 2012
Choosing Floor Pads By Shape And Color
Pairing floor pads with the appropriate application is made easy with shape and color consistency

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – June 2012
Specialty Flooring: Cleaning And Maintenance
How to care for specialty flooring such as concrete, bamboo and no-wax vinyl


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





– March 2012
Oscillating Machines Boost Productivity, Save Money
Oscillating equipment deep scrubs floors without chemical, saving labor time and dollars

– March 2012
Oscillating Floor Machines Deep Scrub Floors Without Chemicals
Oscillating equipment works on numerous floor surfaces and comes in a variety of sizes

– February 2012
Outline Appropriate Burnishing Procedures
In conjunction with a proper floor maintenance program, burnishing will keep floors looking like new

– February 2012
Maintain The Look Of Floors Through Mopping
Developing a proper wet and dry mopping schedule will keep floors looking like new

– February 2012
Matting's Role in Proper Floor Maintenance
Controlling dirt and debris will help maintain the look of floors




– November 2011
Preventative Maintenance Protects Carpets
When it comes to water intrusion and carpet care, the best offense is a good defense

MANUFACTURER FORUM – November 2011
Choosing the Right Autoscrubber
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors.



– August 2011
How To Recoat A Gym Floor


– August 2011
Focusing on Floor Traction
To prevent slip-and-falls, departments must measure traction on floors

– August 2011
Preventing Slips And Falls
Proper prevention will minimize the likelihood of accidents and potential litigation associated with slip-and-fall instances

– 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

– June 2011
Trending Toward Vacuums
Tackling floor cleaning challenges with vacuums that transition from hard to soft floors with ease

– June 2011
Tackling Floors Challenges
Sweepers that clean both hard and soft flooring have proven beneficial


UP CLOSE: DILUTION CONTROL – May 2011
Dilution Control: Closed Loop Chemical Dispensing Systems
Closed loop chemical dispensing systems promote safety, environmental responsibility and ensure proper chemical dilution

UP CLOSE: CARPET CARE – May 2011
Making The Case For Combination Equipment
Scrubber-extractor and vacuum-sweeper units allow end users to clean both hard floors and carpeted surfaces with the same machine


MARKET PROFILE: RETAIL – February 2011
Mr. Clean Maintenance Systems Specializes In Retail Accounts
Floor care is king for these accounts, and the prevalence of polished concrete flooring has kept BSCs on their toes

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

FEATURES – February 2011
Floor Equipment: Small Machines, Big Advantages
Outlining the benefits of small floor care equipment

AROUND THE INDUSTRY – January 2011
Independent Tests Evaluate Electrically-Activated Water


UP CLOSE: VACUUMS – January 2011
Vacuums: Easy Riders
Ride-on sweeper vacuums have become efficient units for vacuuming large, carpeted facilities

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – November 2010
Smaller Burnishers Are Popular, Too


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

FEATURES – October 2010
Floor Chemicals: Shifting Towards Green
Successfully transitioning to a green floor care program requires education, training and due diligence

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 – June 2010
Equipment: Four On The Floor
The top four tips for stretching the floor-cleaning equipment dollar

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
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: CARPET CARE – July 2009
Cleaning Heavily-Soiled Carpeted Areas
The right blend of products and equipment can help keep customers' carpets in good standing order


FEATURE – June 2009
Floor Equipment: Cost Cutting In A Tough Economy
Comparing the cost of repairs with new purchases and making the most of floor care equipment

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


OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – March 2009
Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention


FEATURE – February 2009
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

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Proper Floor Pad Determined By Composition


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Choosing The Right Battery For Equipment


ASHKINONGREEN – January 2009
Defining Green Floor-care Equipment


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

FROM THE EDITOR – July 2008
Wicked Weather



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

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – March 2008
Floor Stripper Chemistry And Odor Continue To Improve


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
Autoscrubber Advancements


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

MARKET BY MARKET: HOSPITALITY – November 2007
Rolling Out The Welcome Mat
Properly maintaining floors in hotel entryways leads to improved perception of the entire facility


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


MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – August 2007
Brush And Pad Knowledge Builds Customer Base
As simple as brushes and pads are, care still needs to be taken in product selection. Distributors discuss what to look for when working with a customer

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 – June 2007
A Game Plan For Maintaining Gym Floors
As the function of the gymnasium has changed over the years, so have the requirements for gym floor upkeep

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
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

EDITORIAL – November 2006
Caution! Slips, Trips And Falls On The Rise



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
Prevent Dirt By Building Better Matting Systems
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
Innovations and Trends in Floor Care Chemicals
Manufacturers comment on the direction of the industry as end-users re-evaluate their cleaning strategy

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – August 2006
Floor Pads And Floor Brushes: Technical Aspects Of Selection
With a rainbow of choices, picking the best tool for the job relies on an intimate knowledge of this product category


CLEANING OPERATIONS: ACCESSORIES – June 2006
Floor Care Brushes and Pads
Accessories that can make or break a floor care regimen

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – June 2006
Concrete Floor Choices: Trends Affecting Cleaners
Who will your customers turn to when they’re faced with new flooring to clean and maintain?

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – April 2006
Properly Maintaining Floor Care Machines
Extending the life of floor care machines through preventative maintenance tasks

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – March 2006
Floor Machine Innovation Reaching New Levels
Floor machine technology has increased productivity dramatically. Industry manufacturers discuss the improvements

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

CLEANING OPERATIONS - FLOOR CARE – February 2006
Anatomy of a Thorough Hard Floor Care Program
From cleaning routine “do’s and don’ts” to using the right equipment and chemicals

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – November 2005
How do you justify the big investment in ride-on equipment?
Manufacturers continue to fine-tune ride-on technology. The buying incentives continue to be volume cleaning and labor savings


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


CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – February 2005
A Guide to Cleaning Speciality Surfaces
Experts provide tips on preventative and long-term care

RETAIL FACILITIES – October 2004
Make Your Facility Shine with Quality Floor Care
The quality of your floor-care program can make or break your customers’ shopping experiences

CLEANING OPERATIONS: CHEMICAL CARE – September 2004
Take a Lesson From These Chemical ‘Don’ts’
Be aware of common mistakes in order to prevent injuries and costly accidents

OPERATIONS LOG – August 2004
Get More From Gym Floors With Proper Equipment, Products
Floor Care

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

OPERATIONS LOG – June 2004
Be Ahead Of The Game — Start Conserving Water, Now
Floor Care

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

CLEANING OPERATIONS: CARPET CARE – May 2004
Quality Equipment: Your carpet depends on it
How to make the right selection when it comes to specifying costly extractors and vacuums

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

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