How to Clean a Tile Floor – Top Scrubbing Procedures – Commercial

How to Clean a Tile Floor – Top Scrubbing Procedures – Commercial

We will be addressing top scrubbing procedures for the topic of how to clean a tile floor. It is a critical step in the total maintenance of floor care and floor cleaning. There are several reasons for top scrubbing a tile floor. So the goal of this article is to provide our readers and visitors with the proper steps on how to clean a tile floor for deep cleaning.   As stated above, there are different reasons for why top...

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Clean Vinyl Floor – Damp Mopping Tips – Residential

Clean Vinyl Floor – Damp Mopping Tips – Residential

When it comes to clean vinyl floor, the key to keeping floors looking great is daily or routine cleaning. This seems to be obvious but so many times, daily or routine cleaning is often overlooked and due to short cuts or lack of time is often not performed on a regular basis. This in itself will result in poor and dirty appearing floors over time. So it is critical that when it comes to clean vinyl floor, that the wet cleaning task is...

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Cleaning Linoleum Floor – Restoring Damaged Linoleum – Commercial

Cleaning Linoleum Floor – Restoring Damaged Linoleum – Commercial

With the resurgence of linoleum floors in the commercial marketplace, the demand for proper cleaning procedures is critical. For many years actual linoleum flooring become unpopular but now it is on the upswing. Commercial accounts that have heavy foot traffic including retail stores here there is always an extreme amount of foot traffic. So the need for knowledge is important. Linoleum as we have outlined and described in prior articles is...

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How to Clean Vinyl Floor – Microfiber Floor Pads – Commercial

How to Clean Vinyl Floor – Microfiber Floor Pads – Commercial

The goal of this discussion of how to clean vinyl floor is to provide our commercial readers and visitors with an update on a type of floor pad that has been recently launched to the commercial marketplace. Now, we realize that this type of floor pad has been around for a year or so, but with that said; most of the commercial industry is still unaware of it.   The type of floor pad we are referring to is a microfiber floor pad. Now,...

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Best Way to Clean Tile Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

Best Way to Clean Tile Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

We have researched many methods of cleaning for residential homes. With so many choices on how to clean tile floors, we feel that the best way to clean tile floors is by using a steam floor mop. The goal of the discussion and article is give our readers and visitors the opportunity to review why steam floor mops are the best way to clean tile floors.   The steam floor mop is a great way to clean any floor and this is true for tile...

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How to Clean Floor – Nora Rubber Floors – Stripping Procedures – Commercial

How to Clean Floor – Nora Rubber Floors – Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Rubber floors are popular in commercial buildings but certain care and precautions need to be considered and used when how to clean floor. One of the more popular and quality rubber floors is manufactured by Nora. Nora has specific precautions. The goal of this article is address the stripping process for Nora Rubber Floors. How to clean Nora rubber floors, relative to stripping them is easy and simple as long as you follow the procedures...

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Floor Cleaning System – Only Way to Clean Floors

Floor Cleaning System – Only Way to Clean Floors

This is common questions. Should I use a floor cleaning system to clean my floors? Will using a floor cleaning system achieve my floor cleaning goals? What type of floor cleaning system should be used to clean floors? Etc.   The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with answers to these questions. More importantly, we will address the importance of using a floor cleaning system to maintain their floors, making it the only...

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Floor Cleaning Tips – How to Remove Scuffs & Black Marks – Commercial & Residential

Floor Cleaning Tips – How to Remove Scuffs & Black Marks – Commercial & Residential

This is such a simple topic to discuss because the goal of this article on floor cleaning tips is to advise the best way to remove scuffs and black marks from a floor. Especially waxed or finished floors. Regarding floor cleaning tips on the removal of these marks, marks on a floor are a common problem that occurs to all floors and is an issue for all maintenance facilities managers. They are a distraction from the beauty of the floor and...

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How to Clean Floors – Helpful Tips

How to Clean Floors – Helpful Tips

The purpose and goal of this article is to provide our commercial readers with helpful tips, hints and troubleshooting ideas on how to clean floors properly and avoid costly product but also labor errors to correct floor cleaning mistakes.   For the purposes of this discussion, the word “Floors” will cover resilient tile floors that have been sealed or coated with a floor finish, wax or polish such as Vinyl Composition (VCT),...

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Floor Tile Cleaning – Spray Buffing

Floor Tile Cleaning – Spray Buffing

What a great topic to discuss. For about the last 15 years, Spray buffing has been fallen out of favor with floor cleaning professions because it is a slower process than using a dry burnishing method with a propane Burnisher. However, we the goal of this article is not to only provide our visitors with the proper step by step procedures for Spray buffing a floor but to advise them of the benefits of spray buffing over dry...

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Cleaning the Floor – Rubber Floor Cleaning

Cleaning the Floor – Rubber Floor Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning the floor as it relates to rubber floors, there are some special precautions that the end-user needs to understand before performing any cleaning or maintenance to the rubber floor. In the commercial market, rubber floors are increasing in popularity in some specific sectors of the market like Health care and Educational facilities. They are popular because they are marketed as low or no maintenance flooring but...

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Cleaning Vinyl Floor – Burnishing for Glossy Floors

Cleaning Vinyl Floor – Burnishing for Glossy Floors

The topic of cleaning vinyl floor for the purpose of this article, we will address an integral part of floor cleaning and maintenance; high-speed dry burnishing of the floor finish (wax). Commercial facilities that demand high gloss floors known as the “Wet Look” implement the burnishing process as part of their cleaning vinyl floor program. The following discussion on burnishing or buffing floors will include the different types of...

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Clean Floor Tile – Top Scrubbing Hints – Commercial

Clean Floor Tile – Top Scrubbing Hints – Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with helpful hints to insure better or improved results when they clean floor tile. Many times these simple things are forgotten or overlooked and they can make a difference between a great looking floor and a floor that is average looking. It cost no more to remember to follow and employ these helpful hints and troubleshooting tips. Top scrubbing is a method of cleaning that is used for...

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Clean Tile Floor – Machine Scrubbing Versus Mopping – Commercial

Clean Tile Floor – Machine Scrubbing Versus Mopping – Commercial

For commercial end users, there has been a common question about justifying the cost of using power cleaning equipment such as an automatic scrubber versus wet or damp mopping to clean tile floors. If the size of floor is large enough, it is our recommendation to purchase an auto scrubber to clean tile floors. This article’s goal is to point out the advantages and total benefits for commercial building to use power cleaning machines to...

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Vinyl Floor Cleaning – Dust Mopping Hints – Residential & Commercial

Vinyl Floor Cleaning – Dust Mopping Hints – Residential & Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with a guide line of useful hints and tips on dust mopping which is the first step in vinyl floor cleaning. Vinyl floor cleaning is relatively easy and as with anything else following recommended procedures to perform each task for vinyl floor cleaning will lead to fast, easy and positive cleaning results.  Since dust mopping is the first step when vinyl floor cleaning, it is the most...

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Floors Cleaning – Dirty, Soiled or Black Mop Syndrome

Floors Cleaning – Dirty, Soiled or Black Mop Syndrome

This article is dedicated to addressing using a dirty or badly soiled mop for floor cleaning. It will also address a term called Black Mop Syndrome which commonly occurs in healthcare facilities. What should be done to avoid soil mops and why wet mops need to be kept clean when floor cleaning. Failure to keep wet floor mops clean will lead to performance and poor results issues as well as creating a costly mistake. Failure to keep your wet...

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Cleaning Vinyl Flooring – Removing Loose Soils – Residential

Cleaning Vinyl Flooring – Removing Loose Soils – Residential

The removal of loose soils prior to cleaning vinyl flooring is the most important step in the cleaning vinyl flooring total process. In fact it is the most important step in the cleaning of all floors. This article is dedicated to this discussion which includes why we remove loose soils prior to wet cleaning vinyl flooring as well as the cleaning tools and supplies needed to loose soil removal from floors. The discussion will also advise...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – End-User Floor Finish (Wax) Selection Guide

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – End-User Floor Finish (Wax) Selection Guide

Many times questions are asked from building service contractors also known as janitorial services what is important to the various market sectors they sell their services to. This is also a common question for the sales and marketing staffs of floor waxing polishing & cleaning products. There are certain market sector end-users that look for key characteristics in a floor finish because these characteristics of a floor finish generally...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Floor Finish, Wax & Polish Guide

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Floor Finish, Wax & Polish Guide

There are so many choices when considering the selection of the proper and correct floor finish for a facility. When it comes to floor waxing polishing & cleaning some of those choices can be confusing. For this reason we wanted to provide our readers and visitors with a guide to assist in selecting the correct and proper floor wax polishing & cleaning product system that will deliver the results with the emphasis of eliminating...

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Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Have you ever experienced and wondered why the floor you have been cleaning is not as clean at the end of your cleaning as the area of the floor where you began the cleaning process? The answer is Cleaner Power Fade Out. This discussion will cover the term “Power Fade Out”; this term is more commonly known in the commercial market but it happens to all cleaning products whether it is a commercial grade or residential cleaning product....

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Floor Clean – Squeaky Floors – Correcting Them

Floor Clean – Squeaky Floors – Correcting Them

Squeaky floors are an effect that occurs from what we believe from a variety of reasons and can be a result of floor cleaning procedures. This article is dedicated to provide our readers with information of why squeaky floors happen and what can be done to correct this issue. The floors clean level has an impact on the squeakiness of the floor. The squeaky floors we are referring to is not the same squeaky floors that occur from loose...

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Cleaning Linoleum Floors – Regular Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Linoleum Floors – Regular Cleaning – Residential

This is a common question from residential homeowners. The question comes because many homeowners that have linoleum floors in their homes have seen their floor turn yellow or lose its smooth surface and appears rough. The reason for this is because linoleum floors are basically a wood floor. We are talking about true linoleum floors and cleaning linoleum floors have to be cleaned using the same precautions when cleaning a wood floor. The...

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Hard Floor Cleaning – Damp Mopping Versus Spot Mopping – Commercial

Hard Floor Cleaning – Damp Mopping Versus Spot Mopping – Commercial

The topic of hard floor cleaning for commercial facilities has been a question for many years. Commercial facilities are constantly trying to find ways to cut or control expenses. However, hard floor cleaning on a daily basis is not an option. It is necessity for keeping hard floors looking great. If appearance is paramount to a commercial facility than daily cleaning of hard floors is critical to maintaining them at a level that meets the...

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Cleaning Floor Tiles – Brown Stains Under Rubber Mats

Cleaning Floor Tiles – Brown Stains Under Rubber Mats

Some rubber backed matting used at doorways and in other areas of a floor such as in checkout stands in a store may cause a browning or brown yellowish stain to the floor tile directly under the rubber mat. This article addresses this problem which occurs with some rubber matting and can occur in a commercial or a residential location.  It can be a real hassle when it happens. We will discuss why this happens and how to avoid or greatly...

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How to Clean Vinyl Floors – Cleaning Asphalt Tracking – Commercial

How to Clean Vinyl Floors – Cleaning Asphalt Tracking – Commercial

The information in this article will provide steps on how to clean vinyl floors of asphalt sealer that has been tracked onto a commercial floor. This problem occurs most often in retail stores and malls and to a much lesser extent in other commercial buildings.  Normally, this problem is not noticeable until a build up over the first several days to a week of tracking has occurred. Later in the article, hints and tips on what to do to...

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Cleaning Tile Floors – Labor for Performing Daily Cleaning Tasks – Commercial

Cleaning Tile Floors – Labor for Performing Daily Cleaning Tasks – Commercial

This topic is not thoroughly covered very often and when it is discussed, it is slanted toward the point of view of either the End-User (Customer) or the Personnel (Janitors or Contracting Service Companies) performing the work for cleaning a tile floor. However, this article is slanted neither way and offers a clear, objective and realistic approach in estimating labor for cleaning tile floors.    This article addresses the importance...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – How Important is Solids Content

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – How Important is Solids Content

The measurement of Solids Content of Floor Finishes, Waxes and Polishes from the performance standpoints of durability, consumption, gloss and overall performance has been a point of contention for many years. Non-Volatile Solids Content has been a measurement toll used in top coatings such as floor waxing polishing and cleaning. For the purpose of this article we will be addressing water based floor coatings used on resilient and...

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Cleaning Floor Tile – Salt or Soap Film Removal

Cleaning Floor Tile – Salt or Soap Film Removal

The following information provides answers on cleaning floor tile to remove soap or salt film from a tile floor. It also covers the primary reasons how salt and soap residue develops on tile floors and where to purchase a simple but effective product to make cleaning tile floors easy and fast. This is specific problem that can be remedied quickly if the proper product is used. The correct product to use to clean tile floors of soap and salt...

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How to Clean Linoleum Floors – Sealed Linoleum Daily Cleaning Procedures

How to Clean Linoleum Floors – Sealed Linoleum Daily Cleaning Procedures

This is a great topic because few people know or understand that Linoleum floors are actually a wood floor. That is correct! The purpose of this article is to explain the step by step daily cleaning procedures for commercial buildings of how to clean linoleum floors, what the linoleum flooring is made from and the tools and supplies needed to clean linoleum floor. As a general rule, Commercial tile floors should be cleaned daily. Whereas in...

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Cleaning Floors – Proper Cleaning Techniques – Commercial and Residential

Cleaning Floors – Proper Cleaning Techniques – Commercial and Residential

Quite often, cleaning floor procedures are completed with unsatisfactory results. The chemical, floor pads, mops, machines and even the janitor are blamed for the poor results. The correction may be as simple as the way the person is using the cleaning supplies…the technique of the procedure itself. This is often the difference between great results and poor results. But perhaps a larger benefit of using the correct cleaning technique...

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Cleaning Vinyl Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Cleaning Vinyl Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Cleaning Vinyl Floors is a vast topic but the objective of this article is to outline the correct procedures of periodic cleaning of vinyl floors with the stripping process of floor wax. The most common resilient tile floors that is sealed or coated with a floor finish, wax or polish are Vinyl Composition (VCT), Vinyl, No Wax, Rubber and Asphalt Tile. All of these types of tile can be considered the same for the floor wax stripping of the...

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How to Clean Tile Floor – Labor Scheduling – Commercial

How to Clean Tile Floor – Labor Scheduling – Commercial

What a great topic to cover. In this article, we will cover the importance of scheduling labor to clean tile floors but this article will also cover the entire cleaning process of the facility; making this topic a realistic example of labor scheduling. This is a real life actual example, a commercial building that can be applied to most commercial buildings including office buildings, retail stores, health care facilities and education...

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Clean Tile Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Deep Scrub & Recoat Procedures – Commercial

Clean Tile Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Deep Scrub & Recoat Procedures – Commercial

The topic of clean tile floors is a broad and diverse subject and requires the coverage of all aspects of cleaning tile floors. This article is dedicated to a periodic procedure commonly called – Deep Scrub & Recoating. This is an interim cleaning step that is completed on an occasion or periodic basis. It is an important cleaning procedure that rejuvenates the floor wax that makes the floor finish (wax) look fresh and almost as good...

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Tile Floor Cleaning – Floor Finish Coated Tile Procedures, Product and Tools – Residential

Tile Floor Cleaning – Floor Finish Coated Tile Procedures, Product and Tools – Residential

In this article, we will be covering tile floor cleaning in a residential home. The procedures are similar to a commercial building but without the use of power equipment. It is not that a homeowner could not use power equipment for tile floor cleaning; it is the cost that is prohibited. However there is some less expensive alternative power floor cleaning equipment that is designed for home use that will assist in the cleaning process such...

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How to Clean Tile Floors – Removing Rust from a Tile Floor

How to Clean Tile Floors – Removing Rust from a Tile Floor

This is an interesting subject and a common problem not only in commercial locations but also in residential homes. However, it is far more prevalent in commercial sites. This is primarily due to the nature of office equipment, displays, gondolas in retail stores, etc. This article addresses why it occurred and how to remove rust from the tile floor. Also listed is the necessary products and supplies to complete the rust removing task. It...

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Cleaning Tile Floors – Procedures, Product and Tools

Cleaning Tile Floors – Procedures, Product and Tools

Tile floors are a very broad topic but for this article we will be discussing the cleaning of the most common resilient tile floors…Vinyl Composition (VCT), Vinyl, No Wax, and Asphalt Tile. All of these types of tile can be considered the same for daily cleaning of the floor. As stated in prior articles, a great looking floor always starts with proper cleaning and is true for both commercial and residential markets. We will cover both...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Troubleshooting Hints

  The following Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning troubleshooting hints is written with the sole purpose to assist in the resolution of the most common problems, reasons and causes experienced floor finishes/waxes. Hopefully this data and information provides a remedy to the most common floor finish/wax problems at the janitor’s level. If this goal is achieved, it will prevent the problem from escalating to larger and more...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Why Use a Floor Finish

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Why Use a Floor Finish

Floor finishes is an incredibly large topic and cannot be covered in one article. There are so many variables and aspects of floor coatings but there is one common thread for using a floor finish and the cleaning of floors coated with a floor finish. So, this would be a good place to start on this subject. Why use a floor finish on a floor? Back in the 1970’s, Walter Hackett, the former Director of Research and Development from Purex...

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