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Basics of Maintaining Tile and Grout

Types of Grout The most common grout used for man-made tiles is sanded grout. This is a blend of Portland cement and sand. You can feel the presence…

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Tile & Grout

Types of Man-Made Tiles and Natural Stone

You have probably seen it as you enter customer homes and businesses to clean carpet. More and more homes and prestigious commercial accounts are in…

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Flooring Tile & Grout

Polyester Carpet Responds to Special Surfactant

Carpet with loads of soil and oils has always been a cleaning issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester…

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Removing Excessive Soap Residues

Actually, these residues are not soap but are from surfactants. Soap is a common generic term and products used to correct extensive surfactant…

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Which Carpet Protector? One with stain resistance or high level of repellency

Over the years, manufacturers and distributors of protectors have led seminars and other marketing focused on the performance of their product and…

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History of Protectors

Let's start with an obvious but important fact; fabric protection is one of the most profitable services a cleaner can perform. It's not uncommon for…

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Encapsulating Upholstery

A key feature separating encapsulation cleaning from older shampoo techniques is the chemistry. Polymers are added to surfactants used in shampoos…

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Terrazzo Floor Maintenance Tips

10 Tips for Easy Terrazzo Floor Maintenance A terrazzo floor that's properly maintained will last several lifetimes. Originally created in Venice,…

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Encapsulating Area Rugs

Encapsulation is a low moisture cleaning method for carpet, rugs, and upholstery fabric. It has been widely accepted for commercial carpet cleaning…

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Encapsulation: Balancing Cleaning and Soil Resistance

Encapsulation solutions commonly serve two purposes, achieved by different sets of ingredients: First, there is a detergent that helps separate soils…

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