Ready to pull out the rug?

8th of January 2018
Ready to pull out the rug?

Carpets were once the last word in luxury flooring. But are hard floors gradually replacing them in upmarket hotels, restaurant and offices around the world, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Fitted carpets were once considered to be the height of luxury. When man-made fibres were first introduced in the mid-20th century it meant carpets could now be made from

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The right floor pad for the job

5th of January 2018
The right floor pad for the job

Just how important is the role of the floor pad in effective and productive floor care, and how vital is it to choose the correct pad for each application? Anette Therén at pad specialist Twister Cleaning Technology offers guidance on the right pad for each job, and takes a look at the most significant technological developments in recent

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When only a mop will do

4th of January 2018
When only a mop will do

More and more floor cleaning operations are now carried out using machines. But are there still applications where only a person with a mop will do the job best? And how is mopping technology developing in terms of both materials and tools in order to stay relevant for today’s cleaning requirements? Floor Loos at Greenspeed writes for

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The technology effect on professional floorcare

3rd of January 2018
The technology effect on professional floorcare

How have technological and other developments in terms of digitisation, connectivity etc in recent years made the job of operating floor cleaning machines easier/more effective from the operator’s point of view? How have controls become more ergonomic and user-friendly and how has operation, service and maintenance been simplified through

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Hard floors - repairing the damage

2nd of January 2018
Hard floors - repairing the damage

How resilient are today’s hard floors against daily wear and tear and more serious mishaps? ECJ considers how to protect hard floors - and how to repair them once the damage has been done.

Floors receive a great deal of abuse. We walk on them, wheel cases over them and spill drinks on them. We also drop heavy equipment on them – and

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Seasonal sweeping

28th of December 2017
Seasonal sweeping

Does the sweeping challenge vary from season to season and country to country? Ann Laffeaty looks at seasonal sweeping and finds out how far environmental factors have an impact on machine choice.

Sweepers are required to remove anything and everything from a variety of locations, both indoors and out. But the type of debris that needs to be

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