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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Crisis point for poor toilets

28th of December 2017
Crisis point for poor toilets

A new study reveals that poor washroom provision in stadiums and other high-traffic venues is reaching a crisis point. Jenny Turner from Tork manufacturer Essity considers ways in which this situation can be improved.

Stadium washrooms are notorious for their poor standards. Anyone who has attended a large live music or sporting event will

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High pressure cleaners - effective and water-saving

27th of December 2017
High pressure cleaners - effective and water-saving

The public perception of pressure washing is that it is practical as well as time-saving, but it also comes under critical scrutiny. With respect to water consumption, the key issue is sustainability, but there are also the problems associated with treating sensitive surfaces. What is the truth about conventional pressure washing, and what are the

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The truth about steam cleaning

22nd of December 2017
The truth about steam cleaning

The cleaning indusry has experienced a dramatic increase in the use of low pressure steam cleaners since the late 1990s - so much so that many cleaning experts often refer to the period as a ‘steam revolution’. However the technology is still very much confined to certain niche sectors of cleaning. Thomas Stücken, managing

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Small space, big capacity trolleys

21st of December 2017
Small space, big capacity trolleys

How do trolley manufacturers create compact, lightweight trolleys that incorporate all the tools and capacity that their customers require? We find out about the ingenious ways in which trolley space can be maximised.

Compact trolleys are increasingly in demand because of the many benefits they offer over larger models. They take up less storage

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