Green Shield UV Floor Sealer versus Wax (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Green Shield Floors Versus Wax we take a look at the amount of energy and water required to maintain floor wax and explore the basic costs associated with waxing, stripping and buffing. Cost of Stripping, Waxing and Buffing The cost of stripping and finishing floors varies across North America and is […]

Floor Wax is Harmful to the Environment

Environment

Floor wax is applied on floor surfaces to make it scuff-resistant, water-resistant, slip resistant and glossy. It provides a thin, protective and hard surface layer when applied to flooring. Conventional floor wax has five main ingredients and each one of them has detrimental effects on the environment, not to mention the chemical waste created by […]

Wood Flooring Options and Wood Finishing

Modern Office with Wood Floors

If you are upgrading your office space, you need to consider the various wood floor finish options that are available and how to maintain your flooring of choice to ensure that the atmosphere of your business continues to appear comfortable, beautiful and welcoming to your clients and employees. Wood Flooring Options The words ‘wood flooring’ […]

Air Pollutants

Air Pollutants: Substances in the air that could in high concentrations harm human, animals and vegetation are considered Air Pollutants and can be created by any natural or artificial substance that has a the capability to become airborne.

Taber Abrasian Test

Taber Machine

Taber Abrasian Test: A Taber Abrasian Test is an industry standard whereby a special machine is employed to determine the resistance a surface or material has against scuffs, scratches, scraping, erosion and other types of abrasion.

Konig Hardness Test

Konig Test Machine

Konig Hardness Test: A Persoz Pendulum Tester or Konig Pendulum Hardness Tester is a special machine that determines the hardness of a surface by using oscillation and a pendulum to test the viscoelasticity.

Buffing

Buffing:  A step in the cleaning and maintenance process of wax-coated flooring needed in order to maintain a shiny appearance, sometimes employing the same machine that strips flooring.

LEED

LEED: LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a third party organization that sets the standard for environmental awareness and promotes the creation of healthy work environments.

Waterborne Urethane

Waterborne Urethane: Waterborne urethanes serve the same function as solventborne polyurethanes in floor coatings, but with the advantage of creating less VOCs.

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs): Hazardous Air Pollutants refer to any air pollutant which is considered potentially dangerous to humans and can cause or contribute to irreversible health problems and even death. Fumes emitted from everyday chemicals and industrial materials like asbestos, vinyl chloride and mercury fall into this category.

Floor Stripper

Floor Stripper: A floor stripper is a solution used primarily to remove floor wax before applying a new coat. The use of a good floor stripper will make your life much easier, it’s better to have the floor stripper remove the wax rather than using hard labor. Stripping is the removal of floor wax when […]

Floor Wax

Floor Wax is a wax-based preparation used to finish and polish floors. It is meant to increase hardness and glossiness in flooring and create resistance against slips and scuff marks and includes ingredients like polymer emulsions, urethane and resins to achieve this. There are some major considerations to take into account for any business owner […]

Epoxy Floor Coating

Epoxy Floor Coating

If you’re looking into ways to coat and protect your floor, you’ve probably come across epoxy or epoxy floor coating. Epoxy is also known as polyepoxide and is a glass-like, high-shine application that makes floors glossy, often laid over terrazzo, chip and colored aggregate flooring. Thickness depends on how many coats are applied and depending […]

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood:  Hardwood is a popular flooring choice for both homes and commercial purposes, solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Advantages of installing wood flooring include durability, restorability, environmental concerns and aesthetics.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl: Vinyl or Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) is flooring material commonly used in institutions and commercial spaces. Its favored in high-traffic areas because it is simple to clean and maintain, lower in cost, durable and easy to remove.