To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

This TSA workshop is designed for:

  • Custodial Maintenance Staff
  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Custodial, Housekeeping, and Maintenance Supervisors 

Well-maintained and clean floors are essential to the image and safety of every agency and facility. Accomplishing this challenging task is an ongoing battle for Maintenance and Custodial staff and their Supervisors. It requires a full range of knowledge because of the wide variety of flooring that is utilized in buildings. This workshop has been structured to include the most common types of floor care maintenance problems that are encountered in Facility and Custodial Management.

Workshop participants will learn how to clean, maintain, and restore all types of flooring, including carpet, vinyl, ceramic, concrete, rubber, and wood. Safety will be emphasized during the workshop, such as the proper techniques and procedures for caring for floors, and the proper use of chemicals and floor care equipment.

Under the supervision of our knowledgeable workshop leader, there will be hands-on opportunities to learn by actually doing some of the floor care maintenance presented.  Participants will receive a detailed custodial workbook to use during the training, which will be theirs to keep for future reference on the job.  TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends this training. 


First Two Days:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Third Day:  9:00 am – noon
  1. The need for a scheduled carpet & floor care program
    • Appearance
    • Warranty
    • Safety
  2. Safety & equipment procedures
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Lifting & moving heavy objects
    • Ergonomics
    • Safety signage
    • Slip & fall prevention
    • Chemical knowledge (pH scale & safety issues)
  3. Commercial carpet care
    • Construction
    • Fiber types
    • Carpet maintenance
      • Daily (Vacuuming, Spotting, Matting)
      • Periodic (Pile lifting)
      • Restorative
    • Carpet cleaning processes & equipment (5 Industry Recognized)
      • Absorbent compound method
      • Absorbent pad or bonnet method
      • Dry foam method
      • Shampoo method
      • Hot water extraction (HWE)
    • New carpet cleaning processes & equipment
      • High flow extraction
      • Encapsulation using above methods
      • Transfer method
      • Light surface extraction
  4. Floor Care
    • Types and identification of resilient flooring
      • Vinyl composite tile (VCT)
      • Sheet vinyl
      • Wood flooring
      • Rubber flooring
    • Types and identification of hard flooring
      • Ceramic tile
      • Concrete
      • Natural stone
      • Terrazzo
    • Floor care equipment
      • Auto scrubbers
      • Slow speed machines
      • High speed machines
    • Floor care maintenance & techniques for…
      • Resilient floors (cleaning, spray buffing, burnishing)
      • Hard flooring (daily-vacuum & mop, periodic- auto scrub, grout cleaning, grind & polish)
      • Wood flooring (daily-vacuum & mop, periodic-screening, sanding)
  5. Proper care of carpet & floor cleaning equipment
  6. Round table discussions regarding floor care problems & solutions

    To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

PLEASE NOTE: Each workshop needs to be registered for individually OR you can make a note in the comments section of the registration form that you plan to attend BOTH Advanced Custodial and Floor Care. If you do this, you do not have to fill in the registration form again for Advanced Custodial & Housekeeping Maintenance

For information on the companion workshop: Advanced Custodial & Housekeeping Maintenance