Lesson 1 - Kinds of Flooring


Resilient, natural hard, synthetic hard, and wood flooring; Special floorings

Learning Objectives:
– Tell how to identify the common resilient floorings, and explain the characteristics of each.
– Name the common natural hard floorings, and explain the characteristics of each.
– Explain how synthetic hard flooring is formed and installed.
– Explain why wood floors must be cleaned with care.
– List the main features of cork flooring.
– Explain where and why iron and steel, conductive, and pedestal floors are used.

Lesson 2 - Floor Machines


Machine size and speed; Distribution of machine weight; Machine parts and attachments; Operation and care

Learning Objectives:
– Identify which size floor machine to use for various floor areas.
– Tell which speed range is best for scrubbing, stripping, buffing, and shampooing.
– Explain the relationship between electric motor horsepower ratings and machine size.
– Describe the function and operation of the transmission in a floor machine.
– Explain how to install pads, pad holders, and brushes on a floor machine.
– List the step-by-step operation and maintenance procedures for floor machines.

Lesson 3 - Vacuum Cleaners


Dry-tank, wet/dry, upright, and backpack vacuum cleaners; Vacuum cleaner operation and care

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the basic operating principle of a vacuum cleaner.
– Describe the four most widely used types of vacuum cleaners and their main parts.
– Identify which machine to use for a particular vacuuming task on a particular surface.
– List common vacuum attachments, and tell when each is used.
– Explain the step-by-step operation and maintenance procedures for the four types of vacuum cleaners.

Lesson 4 - Automatic Scrubbers


Autoscrubber types, drives, power sources, and controls; Preparing for use; Operating, cleaning, and maintaining autoscrubbers

Learning Objectives:
– Name the three pieces of equipment contained in a single autoscrubber unit.
– Name the different types of drives, power sources, and controls that a typical autoscrubber has, and explain how each functions.
– Explain when and where not to use an autoscrubber.
– List the step-by-step procedures for preparing an autoscrubber to dry vacuum, dry buff, dry buff and dry vacuum, wet vacuum, wet scrub, wet scrub
   and wet vacuum, and strip.
– Tell how to clean and maintain an autoscrubber.

Lesson 5 - Other Powered Equipment


Powered sweepers; Vacuum sweepers; Pressure washers; Floor sanders

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the three different types of powered sweepers and tell where to use each one.
– Name the three sources of power for powered sweepers, and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
– Identify which powered sweeper is best to use in a particular size area, surface, and type of soil.
– Explain the uses and advantages of pressure washers, and explain how they work.
– Describe the different kinds of floor sanders, and explain how to operate a floor sander.
– Why you need an edger when sanding wood floors.