Floor Care topics including floor finishing and stripping. Mopping, cleaning, floor machines, dust mops, matting and hard floor issues.

Proteam GoFree Battery Backpack Vacuum Cordless Backpack vacuum

Cordless Backpack Vacuum The GoFree Pro

I have talked at length about in the past about being a big fan of backpack vacuums. Their versatility and ease of use make them one of the best innovations in the cleaning industry in recent history. That being said, as a whole, the industry (and I) have been patiently, yet eagerly waiting for an effective cordless backpack vacuum to reach the market.

Just think of the possibilities that removing the cord from a backpack vacuum would offer! Dust mopping would practically become a thing of the past. Dusting even the most difficult to reach areas becomes a breeze. And most importantly, the productivity, comfort and safety of the cleaning staff would be greatly increased. Yes, an effective battery backpack vacuum would change the world of cleaning. Well the GoFree Pro battery backpack vacuum from ProTeam just may be the innovation we all have been waiting for. Read more

Cleaning Carpet at Carpet Stores

Cleaning Carpet Is A Mystery To Carpet Stores

My wife and I were shopping for new carpet. I am always amazed by how little the people who sell carpet actually know about cleaning carpet. When you compare it to any other item you purchase, it really is kind of puzzling. If you buy a car, the dealer has an entire segment of its business that is dedicated to servicing the product is sells. (service is the profit center for most car dealers) But when it comes to flooring and carpet, knowing how to maintain and clean it is almost taboo.  Read more

Floor Finish Yellows

Why Floor Finish Yellows and How To Fix It

When it comes to floor finish, by far the most wide-spread issue people have is “yellowing.” The bad news is that there are several reasons floor finish yellows, or becomes discolored. Because of the variety of causes, getting to the root of the issue can take some evaluation of processes and products. The good news though, for most of these, the solution is fairly simple.  But you must first diagnose the cause.

Nothing is more frustrating than spending time, money and effort of the refinishing process and the floor finish yellows. In spite of the amount of work you put into cleaning a floor, all it takes is one flawed step in the process to ruin or at least set back your efforts. Read more

Remove Salt Residue From Floors

Remove Salt Residue From Floors Fast And Easy

Winter Floor Care

Winter weather brings with it additional areas of concern for cleaning professionals. The cold and snow add steps to many cleaning routines and present different challenges to maintaining the cleanliness of facilities. One of the most common is trying to remove salt residue from floors. Read more

Commercial Floor Scrubbers Buying Tips

6 Tips For Buying Commercial Floor Scrubbers

A commercial floor scrubbers is considered to be the best way to clean just about any hard surface floor. Because dirty water is consistently replace with clean, and the agitating action of the scrub heads, floors are left much cleaner than a traditional mop and bucket.

Add to this the fact that automatic floor scrubbers are a lot less labor intensive and much more efficient, they provide real value to anyone who needs to maintain vinyl tile, stone or even hardwood floors.

When it comes to choosing the best automatic floor scrubber for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Below are 6 factors that you should evaluate when looking to purchase commercial scrubbers. Read more

rider floor scrubbers

Advantages of Rider Floor Scrubbers

Auto scrubbers come in all shapes and sizes. From small cord electric machines to large industrial sweeper/scrubbers, there are many options to choose from. The many advantages to using auto scrubbers make them the best choice for cleaning hard surface floors. For facilities with a significant amount of floor space, rider auto scrubbers are a great option. Because of larger width scrub path, added solution capacity and reduced operator fatigue, cleaning with a rider floor scrubbers is a lot more efficient. Read more

Entrance Matting Tips

Entrance Matting Tips For Year Long Floor Protection

Entrance matting is a multi-purpose tool for any facility. They provide protection from slip and falls. They help control the dirt that is tracked into a building and they can add to the style and image of the building. In some cases entrance mats serve as billboards and warning signs. Given all of the rolls they can and do play, they require very little maintenance and care. Here are a few entrance matting tips to ensure that you are getting the maximum use from this important part of your building cleaning program.

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Dust Mopping Floors

Dust Mopping Floors – Everything You Need To Know

Dust mopping floors is one of the most important steps in any floor care maintenance program. As with any type of cleaning, removing dry soils before adding liquid makes the entire process much easier.

Because dust mopping is usually done dry, it also allows the floor to be cleaned while the area is being used.

There is no chance of anyone slipping and falling and makes it possible to remove surface soils sooner to keep foot traffic from grinding dirt into the floor finish.

While dust mopping floors is a fairly common practice, there are several factors that can make it more productive and reduce the chances that it will result in damage to the floor or the floor finish.

Knowing how to dust mop properly can reduce time on regular and restorative floor maintenance. Read more

Basketball Floor – The 2012 Final Four Floor

This video is a very accurate demonstration of what goes into a hardwood basketball floor. Although this floor is only used a few times, many other floors that are used everyday for years go through a similar manufacturing and assembly process. When you stop to think about how many people, touch the boards and how many locations the lumber passes through, before being installed in the venue, there is a lot more to a basketball floor than just playing sports on it. Read more

Floor Sealer

Do You Need Vinyl Floor Sealer – To Seal or Not To Seal

Do You Need To Use A Vinyl Floor Sealer?

Here is one of the more common questions when it comes to finishing floors. Do you need to use a vinyl floor sealer?

The debate goes back and forth on whether you need to use sealer on tile prior to applying finish.

This lack of understanding is due to a few common misconceptions.

Although there have been many that have written on the topic, it seems few get it right. I will try to clear it all up for you.  Read more