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Ciprus Limited, LLC, an Essex, Connecticut-based market research and consulting firm, announces the completion of the 5th Edition of The North American Market for Commercial Flooring Maintenance. The year-long research effort included highly detailed interviews with 1,400 small, medium, larger and very large business establishments in 7 establishment types across the U.S. and Canada.

The completely redesigned report is oriented into 7 vertical markets including Offices, Manufacturing, Retail (with restaurants sub-category), Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Transportation. The Charter Subscribers consisted of industry leading companies including 3M, Armstrong Flooring, Ecolab, Nilfisk and SC Johnson.

The study documented more than 50 separate flooring maintenance activities, including labor expended, as well as consumables and equipment utilized to perform maintenance in 30 application areas within the establishments. Maintenance chemicals and equipment brands were captured, as well as the decision maker, product or equipment source, and the frequency and volume of usage.

Sixteen flooring surfaces were included in the research; carpet, carpet tile, concrete unfinished and polished, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum sheet and tile, luxury vinyl tile, solid vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile and sheet, stone, terrazzo as well as factory and site finished wood.

The 5th Edition provides an historical perspective on earlier research completed in 1999, 2004 and 2009, 2013 that will consist of summary color graphics, matrix tables and in-depth analysis arrayed in 7 vertical market chapters as well a comprehensive summary and projections to the total U.S. and Canadian Markets.

The 5th Edition focused on 30 specific application areas including restrooms, food service counter, dining and back of house, corridors and hallways, public assembly, offices, guest rooms, healthcare patient rooms, interventional areas, therapy, diagnostic and nursing stations as well as lobbies, recreation areas, retail showrooms and cash wraps, classrooms, auto services areas, pedestrian walkways, warehouse areas, vehicle parking areas, dorm rooms, manufacturing areas and others.

Over 60 consumable product categories were documented in this comprehensive study including, cleaners and shampoos, disinfectants and sanitizers, finishes and waxes, pads, bonnets and disks as well as strippers. In addition, 27 types of equipment will be captured and will include extractors, auto scrubbers, buffers and burnishers, power scrubbers and power sweepers, sanders, strippers and re-surfacers as well as vacuums, mops, wipes and others.

A copy of the completed prospectus may be viewed here.