Category Archives: Tile Floor Care

Matting – And A Bit On Floor Care

The floor care recommendations in this article are pretty basic. I put it up because it cites a rule (2 rules actually) for matting – Ahead of the Curve 1) The LEED standard for green is 10 feet at all …

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Enzymes for Bathroom Hard Surface Cleaning

I think of enzymes primarily in terms of carpet and porous surface cleaning and as mitigating odor, both in porous items and in drains. Here’s an article that describes how to use them as odor control and cleaning agents on …

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More on Microfiber

Coverall – our franchisor – converted to microfiber mopping and wiping as part of it’s “Heath Based Cleaning” years ago. I’ve discussed the advantages of microfiber on this blog frequently, but here are some of their discussions as well. Mopping; …

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Grout Cleaning

Grout cleaning is one of the more difficult challenges we face. Article in Cleaning and Maintenance Management this month laid it out step by step with some discussion of the tradeoffs in using different procedures. Dingy Grout — You’re Out! …

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Grout – all you ever wanted to know

Here’s a really complete article on ceramic floors and grouts. Among other things it discusses the permeability ratings for the ceramic floor itself and the process of glazing. Tile and Grout: The Importance of Routine Maintenance | 2012-07-02 | ICS …

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Matting – don’t trip on them tho.

Just saw this for the first time. NFSI “Slip, trip and fall prevention experts” Most slip and falls are because of wet floors.  Matting prevents wet floors and slipping on wet floors. But !  it is also possible to trip …

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Wood Floors

An article in cleaning management discussed preventative maintenance for wood floors, especially in re preventing scoring and denting. Interesting because the procedures are identical to what we should be doing for all hard floors – whether resilient like vinyl and …

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Microfiber – Mopping Edges and (not) Baseboards

One of the problems with string mops is that you can’t mop the corners without mopping the walls. You have to either : Do the corners by hand with a rag or brush, Hope your sweeping or dustmopping the edges …

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Mops = bad

Obviously Kaivac has a bias.  That said, the first thing one of my vendors said to me when I got started in this business was something like “what you really need to clean a building is a wet vac” – …

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Terrazzo – why and how it should be sealed.

We’ve always told all our janitorial franchisees this – here’s the official story . Apparently there is a “National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association”, presumably with a web site – possibly called “ntma.com” – which may or may not be useful …

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