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What type of flooring do I have and how do I take care of it?

Sometimes we run into flooring that we cannot easily identify.  This post discusses resilient flooring types and recommended maintenance for commonly used surfaces past and present. Old Flooring Types:  These surfaces are no longer used, but can still be found in old buildings. Asphal
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Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring: How to protect and maintain LVT

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring is the fastest growing commercial flooring choice. Driving this growth is construction of new facilities and remodels/additions of existing facilities. One only needs to observe the ongoing construction projects with hospitals, schools, senior living f

Floor Stripping Procedure

Stripping a floor requires the proper supplies along with following step by step instructions to reassure the method is applied correctly. The first thing you will want to do is prep the floor and area. Remove all furniture, debris, and any obstacles that can get in the way. Choose an

How to Strip Floors with Heavy Wax Build Up

Floors are being stripped less often, so when it comes time to strip, build ups of 20 or more coats is not out of the question. Floor Stripping is a labor intensive task, with that in mind, we offer some guidance on what type of stripper to select when you have heavy buildups on floor

Floor Stripper Procedure

Floor stripping is the removal of a floor wax and/or sealant. Before a floor finish is applied, stripping is required to ensure better results in floor care maintenance. For a proper floor stripping procedure, start with sweeping the floor to remove debris. If there are labels or anyt

Scrub & Re-coat

The purpose of a scrub & re-coat procedure is to provide better results in prolonging a floor’s capability to last longer. Scrubbing can remove the first and second layer coats of floor finish, exposing the less damaged coat of the floor finish. This is usually carried out with an

Ice Melt Residue & Maintaining Entryways

Ice melting compounds are used extensively in the winter months near the entrances of buildings to keep the ground from getting slippery, to ensure the safety of employees and customers. The problem is, as people enter the building, the ice melt residue is tracked inside and onto carp

Gym Floors: Caring For Your Wood Floors

Gym floors, in facilities like schools and community centers, are often the center of action in the facility. Many different events are often held, such as sports games, dances, and community events. All of this can add up to a lot of wear and tear on the floor. In order to get the mo

Green Floor Strippers – Do They Work?

Floor strippers have historically been some of the most dangerous cleaning chemicals to work with. They can cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation, and they can emit hazardous and irritating fumes. End users have begun to push for safer and more environmentally friendly strippers

Why would I want a urethane in my floor finish?

Acrylic-Styrene Polymer floor finishes have been around for a long time.   This post explains how urethane resins combined with traditional acrylic-styrene polymers can help overcome some of the shortcomings of traditional floor finishes. Commercial floor finishes based solely on styr