Square floor pads

It kind of makes sense doesn’t it? Most rooms are square and most surfaces are flat where we use scrubbers. Then why not? I, like many industry veterans, started off without automatic scrubbers in most locations. Nowadays almost every building with 5000 or more square feet of floor have an automatic floor scrubber. Makes sense […]

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Absorbents: What do you Need to Know?

Spills happen. Far more often than you might expect in fact. So what do you need to know for your workplace? A spill kit is helpful no matter where you work. If you do nothing but shuffle paper I guess you can be exempt; but obviously you wouldn’t have made it this far would you? […]

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Polishing Stone

It sounds like I am talking about a geologist taking a piece of meteorite and putting a smooth edge on it with a beautiful gloss.  I guess I am, but we are talking on a grander scale of course.  How is stone polished you ask?  Kind of like wood it is abraded until it is […]

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Stone floors and what cleaning mistakes you can make

Let’s start the discussion with the reality.  In spite what many of us may think,  stone is made from metals.  That is of course according to the periodic table.  In the strictest sense of the word metals are elements that are ductile, malleable and of course conductive as well as most of the time, when […]

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Floor WAX! A Thing of the Past?

You are probably already retired if you call it floor wax anyways but…just the same. I need to correct a misnomer: Floors are no longer waxed! The janitor at a hall in Niagara Falls asked me for two buckets of floor-shine “you know…the WAX”. I knew right away. Wax belongs in two places: candles and […]

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The Concrete Truth Part 3!

Do you want to know the oversimplified version of how to polish concrete? I am happy to outline the quickest and easiest way to give you amazing results with concrete.  However, I would strongly recommend that you consider getting as much training as you can. Step one: Decide where to start with your grinding process, […]

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The Concrete Truth Part Deux!

Do you remember when you were in grade 7?  Shop class taught you how to bring out the beauty of wood using sand paper, finish and stain. Love it or hate it shop class teaches us all the fundamentals to get the look that we desire.  Almost the same process gives us results that  can’t […]

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Concrete Truth

Have you ever been to a big box store and been in awe of the sheen on their concrete floor?  Its easy to assume that they have put some crazy topical coating on top of their concrete to put their best foot forward. But did you know that these floors have no coating?  Did you […]

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SS500

Sometimes change is good, sometimes it isn’t.  In 2005 the SS5 came out, what is the SS5 you say?   The predecessor to the SS500 of course! Nobles had made what I believe is one of the most solid pieces of equipment I have ever seen- a workhorse. Just the same as the Black and […]

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