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Winter Stone Care

By CFS | Nov 27, 2017
Winter Stone Care Solid Surface Care

Even nature’s most durable materials – marble, granite, limestone, and travertine – can be vulnerable to damage if not properly maintained. This is especially true during winter months. When snow or ice are in the forecast, facility managers typically scramble to put down ice melt on outdoor walking surfaces. While helpful in preventing ice, ice…

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How To Manage Your Facility’s Budget

By CFS | Oct 23, 2017
Facility Management Budget

Now is the time when most facility managers (FM) and property mangers (PM) are developing budgets for the year ahead. With increasing workloads, decreasing resources, and organizational mandates to control costs, the process can be challenging. But a solid budget is essential for ensuring departments are operating efficiently and extending the life of company assets.…

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Natural Stone and Terrazzo Care and Restoration

By CFS | Aug 22, 2017
CFS SOLID Care for Natural Stone and Terrazzo in commercial facilities

Many know Commercial Flooring Solutions (CFS) for expert carpet care, textile care, and tile and grout restoration. But did you know we also offer a host of other surface care services to meet your property and facility management needs? Two of the most common vertical and horizontal surfaces found in facilities include stone and terrazzo.…

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Textile Care: Keeping Your Brand and Your Office Clean

By CFS | Jul 21, 2017
Commercial Flooring Solutions CFS cleans any textile in facilities.

When it’s bright and sunny outside, this boosts team morale as well as the mindset to work in spaces that feel healthy and promote wellness and productivity. Even though your textiles may appear clean, over time dirt, allergens, and pollutants work their way deep into the fibers where conventional cleaning methods cannot remove them. Textiles…

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Keeping Up With the Summer Hospitality Rush

By CFS | Jun 22, 2017
CFS Solid Soft and Hard Surface Care Consultants

Summertime is here, and with the warmer months come some of the highest occupancy rates for hotels and the hospitality industry in general. From hotel chains to luxury stays, casinos, spas, boutiques and nightclubs, guests from all walks of life (and with varying levels of expectation) book retreats for days or weeks at a time.…

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Women in Facilities Management, Part II: Q&A with Elizabeth Crippen

By CFS | May 30, 2017
Women in Facilities Management Elizabeth Crippen CEO SOLID CFS

Since 1996, Commercial Flooring Solutions (CFS) has been a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), expanding from a local Charlotte, NC office to a nationwide enterprise with 10 regional locations across the United States supporting several brands*.  As we discovered in Part I of Women in Facilities Management,  women make up 52 percent of CFS’s management…

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Women in Facilities Management, Part I

By CFS | Apr 17, 2017
Women in facilities management. Elizabeth Crippen, CEO of SOLID and Commercial Flooring Solutions leads the way. Multiple office locations across the United States. Serving facilities managers and property managers of single properties and property portfolios.

Men and women often approach certain challenges of Facilities Management (FM) differently.  Both have unique strengths that bring valuable contributions to the industry. So why are the numbers of women in these roles comparatively low? To site an example, according to the University of Minnesota’s Interim Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, Bill Paulus: “In…

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Real-Time Data Management for Facilities Management

By CFS | Mar 27, 2017
Data Management

When the Facilities Manager of one of our largest clients asked Commercial Flooring Solutions (CFS) to provide surface care to multiple locations nationwide, we needed a highly customized and effective data management platform – so we got to work and created one. CFS’ online Enterprise Solutions (ES4U) is a comprehensive, real-time data management system that gives…

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Angela Stevenson Named 2016 President’s Award Recipient

By CFS | Mar 6, 2017
Commercial Flooring Solutions President's Award

The Commercial Flooring Solutions (CFS) President’s award is the highest honor given annually and goes to the individual who most embodies the CFS brand, ideals, and ethics. It is awarded for consistently high performance, attitude, and work ethic, and consistent display of client-centric approach and solutionist mentality.   2016 President’s Award Angela Stevenson is our 2016…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Facility

By CFS | Feb 23, 2017
Commercial Facility Carpet Cleaning Before and After

As a Facility or Commercial Property Manager, you’ve worked all winter to keep your employees and visitors, alike, safe from slick snow and ice. All of that wet salt was tracked through the facility, and your floors have taken a beating. Now is the time to start prepping for spring by restoring your facility’s appearance…

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