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Hard Floor Care

Business owners and managers know that in today's market, offering hard floor care services is not only profitable, it's often a necessity for business growth. Whether it is tile and grout cleaning, wood floor care, marble polishing or simply routine maintenance, use the following resources to do the job correctly. In addition, our sister publication, Cleaning & Maintenance Management, is published for contract cleaners and in-house cleaning professionals and there are many addition resources available on those pages when it comes to hard floor care.


IICRC developing hard surface floor covering inspection standard

July 1, 2014

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection.

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RIA appoints executive director

June 2, 2014

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) board of directors is pleased to announce that Marc Selvitelli, CAE, has joined the association as executive director.

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March 2014

Better Wood Floorcare

It’s a growing industry. Don’t be left behind.
March 3, 2014

The increasing use of wood flooring in residential and commercial applications presents a growing and profitable market for carpet cleaners who educate themselves regarding the cleaning, maintenance and refinishing these surfaces.

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November 2013 Technical Tips

Gearing up for Granite

The basic requirements for cleaning, maintenance and (eventually) restoration.
October 29, 2013

Granite is often used for countertops, flooring, walls, building exteriors, sculptures, monuments, fountains and headstones. These are all opportunities for service and profit once you become comfortable working on granite.

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July 2013

Cash From Concrete (part 2)

The technical side of cleaning, maintenance and restoration.
July 5, 2013

Last month, we discussed the revenue potential of cleaning various concrete-type surfaces. But to make the money, you have to know how to do the work.

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Restorative Floor Care for Carpet Cleaning Techs

June 17, 2013

Ready to expand? Successful hard floor care requires training and technical skill.

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Restoration Insider

Patience rewards hardwood floor drying

March 4, 2013

Don't automatically default to the demolition option. Hard floors can often be saved.

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Curriculum finalized for customized learning platform

September 21, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania and leading flooring trade associations announce the launch of "The Institute for Leadership and Business Growth."
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UPenn release 9.21

September 21, 2012
University of Pennsylvania and Leading Flooring Trade Associations Announce the Launch of “The Institute for Leadership and Business Growth” Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences
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Life as a Rug Scrubber

August 30, 2012
A preliminary report on my experiences with wood floor restoration.
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