It is seldom that hard-surface flooring indentations are the result of flooring material failure.  The source of indentations can typically be traced back to installation error, installation system failure, point loads exceeding the flooring system limits or an extreme environment that compromises the flooring.  Most important, the flooring manufacturer is usually NOT the culprit when…

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Broken Plastic Furniture Glide

My travels take me to just about every kind of environment you can imagine…from assisted living facilities to aircraft carriers. The common link between facilities, where I have been involved in troubleshooting a flooring problem, is hard surface floors including VCT, LVT, linoleum, sheet vinyl, hardwood, laminate and the furniture glides being used on movable furniture…

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winter floor cleaning tips

Your Floor & the Wrath of Old Man Winter Old Man Winter has been working with Mother Nature since the beginning of time, and like Mother Nature, he has no prejudices when it comes to casting his wrath. An extreme winter wreaks havoc on daily lives and it is an archenemy to hard surface flooring…

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Part IV of IV – Easy Reference Guide, Prevent and Repair Scratches, Gouges and Scrapes                      In order to bring together the information from the first three parts of the series on Scratches, Gouges & Scrapes, Part IV is an easy reference guide that provides an overview of steps that can…

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Dr Schutz Scratch Fix Kit

Part III of IV – Repair Options – Scratches, Gouges, and Scrapes… Imagine That!?! Repairing damaged flooring is only worthwhile if preventive measures, as outline in the previous part (Part 2) of this four part series, are put in place. This repairs section will begin with the easiest, least expensive approach for superficial damage repair…

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Floor Solutions Delaware

Part II of IV – Preventative Measures – Scratches, Gouges, and Scrapes… Imagine That!?! As a general “rule of thumb” damage to a hard surface or resilient floor can be minimized with preventative measures including placement of entry door mats, use of furniture moving aids, use and care of felt furniture protector glides and routine…

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Scratches, Gouges, and Scrapes…Imagine that!?! Part I of IV 06/04/2014         Claims related to scratches, gouges and scrapes on hard surface and resilient floors are a prevalent problem. I am not referring to one deep gouge where it’s evident that an object pierced the floor while being moved. I’m talking about situations…

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