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Practical Training In Cleaning Stone, Wood & Vinyl Floors

Ugly, Tired, Dirty Floors - Transformed!
Learn To Clean, Restore, & Maintain Stone, Wood and other Resilient Floors
The Results You Can Achieve Will Astonish You!

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Learn how to clean, restore and maintain stone, wood & vinyl floors

Revealed: Here's why the U.K.'s most trusted all-surface cleaning, restoration and maintenance organisation promises you the most thorough, relevant and useful hard surface cleaning training in the country.

The market for cleaning, restoring and maintaining hard floors in this country is beginning to boom. In recent years I've become increasingly aware of the growth and potential of hard-surface cleaning - particularly stone, but also wood and other resilient surfaces (vinyl and linoleum, for example). The different types of hard floors

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The Training Workshop Agenda

Floor Identification. • How to identify the type of stone, wood or resilient floor. • Siliceous or Calcareous stone & how to test to identify • Vinyl or Linoleum - how to tell the difference (v important because if you apply the vinyl-appropriate chemicals to a linoleum floor you will destroy the floor.) • Rubber • Concrete • And more

The Chemistry Of Cleaning. • Essential to the effective and safe cleaning of resilient floors is the understanding of the PH Scale • Why you should never use water to clean a floor • Discover why a "Neutral Cleaner" is never going to be PH7. • Know your chemistry to learn why a floor once stripped and sealed should last for years without needing such invasive treatment again • Learn the difference between floor "maintainer" and floor "cleaner" • Neutralising the floor - how to 'stabilise' the PH value of the floor to provide the essential foundation for the correct application of sealer's, protectors and polishes.

Understanding Floor Finishes. • Film formation, sealer's and coatings • Floor finish coatings and their special chemistry - understanding why at least 75% of your floor polish will simply evaporate away • Acrylic polymer dispersion • Action of film formation through a coalescing agent • Importance of allowing sufficient time for 'natural' curing of the polish between coats - 3 crucial mistakes to avoid • Why you should never apply a 'hard' finish to a high-traffic floor. • How to apply coatings • Learn why you should not (1) burnish a sealer (2) shake the coatings (3) use a 'maintainer' for at least three days after application.

8-Step Restoration Protocol. • Step-by-step routine for a predictably outstanding floor finish • Strip • Neutralise • Seal • Protect • Prime • Undercoat • Finish (Polish) • Maintain.

Stone Floors. • Practical demonstration of step-by-step routine - • Strip • Neutralise • Seal • Protect • Prime • Undercoat • Finish (Polish) • Maintain. PLUS • Diamond Grinding, Honing & Polishing using only water as the lubricating medium. You will get to see all the necessary equipment and chemicals in action -- and even get to have a go yourself. Our training facility has sample floor areas so we really can get stuck into the practical side of the business.

Wooden Floors. • Practical demonstration of step-by-step routine - • Strip • Seal • Protect • Prime • Undercoat • Finish (Polish) • Maintain. PLUS • Why you should never use a water-based stripper on wood • How to sand down the floor with minimum dust (you'll be staggered how little dust our process produces) • Why you need never worry about sand 'along the grain' again • How to achieve a U.S. Basketball court finish! (We are the sole UK partners of the US company whose products are used on the NBA courts) • How to maintain wood floors with (1) no yellowing effect (2) no solvents (3) no hazardous odour (4) no fire hazard (product is non-flammable) (5) no regular sanding (6) no necessity to close down facility for days on end (7) no protective gear needed, the system is 'harmless'.

Resilient Floors. • Practical demonstration of step-by-step routine - • Strip • Neutralise • Seal • Protect • Prime • Undercoat • Finish (Polish) • Maintain. • Vinyl (so it shines like a glossy marble) • Linoleum (including why you will charge 4-6 times more to restore this than vinyl ) • Rubber • Concrete (polished to a mirror finish).

Troubleshooting - When Hard Floors Go Bad. • 7 Of The Most Annoying Problems Caused By Lazy, Ignorant or Just Plain Rogue Contractors • Get the answers to how you can avoid causing any of these problems yourself! • Problem #1: "If your newly-polished floor is sticky or tacky you've probably made at least one of these SIX mistakes." • Problem #2: "Check which of these 7 'ricks' caused those swirls or scratches in your polished floor." • Problem #3: ?Did you floor dry out discoloured? Discover which of these SIX 'crimes against floor care' you committed!" • Problem #4: "Unsightly streaks in your polished floor? - It's likely you have been a little bit careless and 'forgotten' to carry out the five simple 'housekeeping' routines." • Problem #5: "Circular Blemishes Or Fish-Eyes?" If you floor looks like an Austin Powers kaleidoscope then you can be sure you have 'Slipped-Up' in one of these 3 ways? • Problem #6: "Floor Scratching Easily? 6 reasons why this may be happening"? Problem #7: "WARNING" 5 ways you can make a floor slippery (not on purpose but by error of omission, misunderstanding or ignorance.

Routine Maintenance Processes. • Recommended daily maintenance routines • Correct use of maintainer / restorer products • What do to when routine maintenance is not restoring floor back to 'as-new' i.e. when gloss level is too low, scratches cannot be repaired or wear patterns are evident. • Monthly maintenance procedures. • Learn about and how to use the most important machine in hard floor care.

Call us on 01444 232211 if you have any questions, or simply book your place on the next course.