Lesson 1 - Routine Floor Care Tasks

Topics:

Removing dry dirt; Wet cleaning; Disinfecting; Buffing

Learning Objectives:
– Calculate the area of a floor.
– Explain why it is important to remove dry dirt before wet cleaning.
– Name the four methods for removing dry dirt and tell when each is used.
– Name the three kinds of mopping (wet cleaning) and tell when each is used.
– Explain how to clean a floor using an autoscrubber.
– Explain why pressure washing sometimes does a better job of cleaning floors than scrubbing does.
– Describe the process of disinfecting a floor.
– Explain how to dry buff and spray buff a floor using a floor machine.


Lesson 2 - Floor Coatings

Topics:

Strippers; Floor finishes; One-step floor care; Testing a floor finish

Learning Objectives:
– List four reasons floors need coatings.
– Name the two kinds of floor strippers and tell when each is used.
– Describe the precautions that you must take when using solvent-base strippers.
– Explain the purposes of floor sealers.
– Tell why it is important that a sealer and finish have the same kind of base.
– List the properties of a good floor finish.
– Explain how to test and evaluate a floor finish.


Lesson 3 - Periodic Floor Care Tasks

Topics:

Scrubbing; Stripping; Etching; Screening; Sanding; Sealing; Refinishing; Safety

Learning Objectives:
– List the equipment needed and describe the procedures used for scrubbing.
– List the equipment needed and describe the procedures used for stripping various floor coatings from different kinds of floors.
– Describe the processes of etching, screening, and sanding, and explain why each is used.
– Tell when to use water-base sealers and when to use solvent-base sealers, and explain how each is applied.
– Name the three basic types of floor finishes and tell how each is applied.
– Explain at least three safety points to remember when refinishing floors.


Lesson 4 - Choosing a Floor Care Method

Topics:

Resilient, natural hard, synthetic hard, wood, cork, iron, and steel flooring; Conductive floors; Pedestal floors; Production floors

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of resilient flooring.
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of concrete, terrazzo, marble, and other natural hard
   flooring.
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of synthetic hard flooring.
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of wood and cork flooring.
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of iron and steel flooring.
– Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for routine and periodic maintenance of conductive and pedestal floors.


Lesson 5 - Floor Care Problems

Topics:

Problems with resilient flooring, hard flooring, and wood flooring; Adjusting conductive floors; Stains

Learning Objectives:
– Identify resilient flooring problems and explain how to avoid and correct them.
– Describe problems encountered in the refinishing of resilient flooring and tell how to avoid and correct them.
– Identify hard flooring problems and explain how to avoid or correct them.
– Define warping and tell how to avoid it.
– Explain how to adjust the conductivity of conductive floors.

Lesson 6 - Other Cleaning Tasks

Topics:

Emptying trash; Dusting; Cleaning lights; Washing walls; Caring for wood furniture; Washing windows, mirrors; Cleaning drinking fountains; Maintaining kitchens

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the procedures for emptying trash cans and ashtrays, and tell why it is important to empty them daily.
– Describe the tools you need for dusting, and list the reasons why dusting is important.
– Discuss the cleaning procedures for lamps and lighting fixtures, drinking fountains, and wooden furniture.
– Describe the two methods for washing walls, and tell when to use each method.
– Explain how to keep a chalkboard clean.
– List the steps in cleaning a kitchen.