Floor Care

hard-surface floor

IICRC publishes new standard for hard-surface floor coverings

The IICRC standard describes non-destructive procedures and methods for professional inspectors to follow for hard-surface floor coverings.
floor mopping

Pain, floor mopping, and the pandemic

The health and injury risk posed by floor mopping deserves increased attention.
floor scrubbers

Floor scrubber market keeps growing during pandemic

The global industrial floor scrubbers market is estimated to surpass C$3.7 billion in value by the end of 2020, boosted by COVID-19.
floor pads

Brushing up on floor pads

Investing in the right floor pads can deliver long-term cost savings, as well as reduce wear and tear on flooring and the labour required.
long-term care

Dirty carpet impacts public opinion of long-term care facilities: survey

Clean carpet matters in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, according to a new survey.
cleaning with microfibre mop

Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.
school restroom

Why your locker room flooring needs teeth

Both the type of locker room floor you choose and the way you choose to clean it can mean the difference between safe users and a slip and fall disaster.
caring for rubber floors

Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
autonomous cleaning

Integrating cleaning robots into the workforce

Companies across North America have been testing cleaning robots for the past few years, but the turning point may have been last fall.

How to develop a maintenance plan for your facility’s floors

Here’s everything facility managers and building owners need to know about how to develop a holistic floor maintenance plan.

Six trends in the cleaning industry impacting floor care

From robots to Instagram, here are the trends we’re watching and what they mean for the way we care for floors.
avidbot

Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
matting

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
augmented reality

AR tech a turning point for future cleaning sector

The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
preventable injuries

Thinking outside the mould in maintenance

Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.
U.S. tile manufacturers

Five critical elements of floor care

There are ways to protect floors and keep them looking their best during the winter. Here are five critical elements or components of floor care.