Trends in Hard Floors: What You Need to Know About Today’s Hard Floor Materials and Cleaning Systems

Home Past Events - ISSA Events Trends in Hard Floors: What You Need to Know About Today’s Hard Floor Materials and Cleaning Systems


Jun 06 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




ISSA Members: FREE
Nonmembers: FREE

With so many new products being released in the flooring market, staying current is critical. In this one-hour, fast-paced webinar featuring cutting-edge advice from hard flooring industry experts, you’ll discover the latest trends in materials—what’s hot and what’s not. You’ll also learn the best cleaning and care practices to apply to these newer floors. And we will dig into how to handle existing flooring that you have been maintaining for years and provide some up-to-date cleaning guidance for you to implement right now. This session will also address ongoing cleaning challenges and productivity issues, how to increase efficiency, and more. From routine to advanced cleaning techniques to safety considerations in facilities, this webinar will answer your questions and provide you with what you need to do the job right.

You will learn:
  • What’s new with hard flooring products
  • How to identify one type of floor from the other
  • How to handle specific cleaning challenges for newer flooring materials
  • What you need to know to onboard and use robotic and automated technology
  • How to address concerns regarding automation and workloading/staffing
  • How to clean and maintain floors with safety in mind
  • When—and when not—to coat, strip, and/or burnish flooring
  • The best ways to get warranty information from manufacturers
  • Which flooring materials are potentially dangerous
  • What flooring inspectors look for when called to a facility like yours
  • And more!
The expert panel for this webinar includes:
  • Jeff Cross [moderator], ISSA Media Director
  • Jim Mannes, National Director at Shaw Industries
  • Bill Griffin, President of Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc
  • Bob Merkt, Owner of Kettle Moraine Professional Cleaners, Inc

Webinar attendees can engage with panelists throughout the presentation, including during a dedicated Q&A session. Come prepared with your questions.

Register Now

This webinar is brought to you by: 


Interested in registering a large group?
For inquries about group ordering, please contact the event organizer.


  • Jim Mannes
    Jim Mannes
    National Director, Shaw Industries

    With over 40 years combined experience in the floor care and flooring manufacturing industries, Jim is excited to share ideas and best practices on how to improve your relationship with flooring. Jim specialities include: Master Textile Cleaner; Owner operator professional inspection and cleaning service; Flooring Inspector; Carpet, Resilient, Laminate & Hardwood; Certified Resilient, Carpet, Hardwood and Upholstery Cleaning Specialist; Certified Indoor Air Quality Specialist; Sanitization & Disinfection consultant; Certified Odor Control Specialist; Carpet, Laminate, Resilient & Hardwood installation and repair specialist. Jim is a speaker, trainer and consultant to professional cleaners, multifamily and single family construction and management industries.

  • Bill Griffin
    Bill Griffin
    President, Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc
  • Bob Merkt
    Bob Merkt
    Owner, Kettle Moraine Professional Cleaners, Inc

The event is finished.


Go to Top