News — Hard Floors

Protecting against dreaded dust

Posted by Terry Guilford on

I get asked many questions about floor sanding but recently I was consulted about the dangers of sanding a particular type of timber floor. The client whose floor it was had mentioned to the contractor that the wood in question was known to cause health issues when sanded. There was no mention of what her specific issues where but of course whenever there is concern expressed about any form of dust in a health context the natural assumption is that we are talking about respiration issues and possible long term lung damage. However whilst most people are aware of these problems they are usually less aware of some of the other possibilities.

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Featured Products of the Month

Posted by Terry Guilford on

Announcing what's new and on offer at Ultimate Floor Care Each month we'll keep you up to date with any new products that have been added to the Ultimate Floor Care site. Any products that have changed, and finally any products that are on special offer and ready for you to snap up.  Pallmann Pall- X 98 Gold is a water-based 2-component wood floor lacquer for heavy wear wood flooring and with excellent resistance to heavy mechanical wear and chemicals. £84.50 - £94.50   Pallmann Spray Cork Filler is a unique product for replacing the expansion cork used in wooden floors quickly and...

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Do You Really See Your Floor? (As others See It)

Posted by Terry Guilford on

The floor represents one of the biggest and most expensive surfaces in your premises and of course is the most prone to getting dirty and damaged, but be honest, when did you really look at it? As the owner or manager of a commercial building you walk over that floor every day, but are you really seeing it as others see it? Tell you what, pretend to be a bride to be for a minute (no need to put on a big white dress or anything) and just look at your floors with fresh eyes. Look first at your reception...

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Training & Education and why it is so important

Posted by Terry Guilford on

I am guessing you wouldn’t want the surgeon operating on you to be self-taught, right? How about the bus driver taking your kids to school, he has a car licence what’s the difference between that and a bus? You can wire a plug, what do you need a qualified electrician for? Okay when I use those analogies to compare against floor installation and care you’re probably thinking that the consequences are not nearly as serious… and you’re right, no one ever died from a poorly installed or maintained floor (I think) BUT THE CONSEQUENCES CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE!!! About 10...

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A Flexible option – Malish and Diamabrush

Posted by Terry Guilford on

As someone who has been around the flooring industry for close on 30 years, I have born witness to the claims of many manufacturers, from the downright fabrications through to the totally justified. What they generally have in common is that they have been heavily promoted is some way, shape or form in order to get the attention of their target market. Today however, I want to talk about a manufacturer that does relatively little promotion but instead relies on word of mouth from its satisfied customers, a company whose vast range is both a blessing and a curse. Malish...

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