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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 190 (154)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 190
Page 190

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 190

How To Protect Your Floors

Proper Installation and Maintenance Procedures For All Standard Types of Floor Surfaces are Studied in Detail

BRIEF: One of the most important parts of a theatreis structure is the floor . . . The surface must be attractive . . . fairly inexpensive . . . and long wearing . . . This article . . . with information supplied by Multi-Clean Products, Inc., gives a thorough account of the various types of floor surfaces . . . going into detail about the installation aml maintenance procedures involved with each . . . as well as pointing out the individual advantages of each type of flooring surface.

In addition to this . . . a discussion, of the care aml maintenance of carpets is also found . . . The proper method of shampooing carpets . . . which was developed after years of experience and trial . . . is thoroughly described . . . along with many hints and tips on the ways and means of getting the most out of your carpets.

There are three essential results to be achieved in the maintenance of floors, namely, wearing ability or working life, appearance, and safe footing. In order to get the best results at the lowest cost, it is important that proper floor maintenance methods be followed.

Your floors are a big investment and should be protected if you want to save money. They are subject to wear and

unless properly maintained you may have to repair or even replace them long before it would otherwise be necessary. You can forestall costly floor replacements by applying the proper floor treatments, which will keep your floors wear-resistant and greatly lengthen each Hoofs working life.

Also your doors will always be cleaner and more attractive when the proper method of floor care is followed. The encouraging fact is that when fioors are given the proper treatment, they are much easier to keep clean and sanitary. Thus, routine maintenance becomes much less of a chore. It is important to keep your floors safe to walk and work upon. Here again, proper floor maintenance methods must be considered in order to achieve the floor safety desired.


There is an easy, economical treatment for every type of floor. In this article six different types of floors are considered as to their characteristics, uses and installation, together with methods of care and maintenance that applies to each.

Asphalt Tile

Asphalt tile is composed of blended asphaltic and/01' resinous thermoplastic binders, asbestos fibers, and inert materials such as fillers or pigments. These

are thoroughly mixed by machine, formed under pressure while hot, and cut to the desired size. There are three types of asphalt tileestandard, grease-proof, and acid-resisting. Grease-proof asphalt is resistant to animal, mineral, and vegee table greases, and to alcohol7 alkalies, and mild acid solutions. Acid-resisting asphalt tile is formulated for laboratory floors and other areas exposed to chemicals.

AdvantageseAsphalt tile is economical and is quickly and easily installed. Requires no expensive sub-base and in many instances may be laid over existing liooring. It has a low alteration and replacement cost, an important factor when the fiooring selected must adapt itself to remodeling, etc. Asphalt tile is available in a wide range of patterns and colors. It is tough, durable, and long wearing, with excellent resistance to abrasion. It is resilient and comfortable under foot, resistant to moisture and fire, and easy to maintain, requiring only a minimum amount of attention.

Installation and Maintenanceeln laying asphalt tile, be sure that the subfloor is smooth, sound, firm and free from springiness. After installation new asphalt tile floors should have a rest

THE FLOOR IS ONE of the most important parts of a theatre building. It is extremely important that they are given the type of care that will preserve beauty with minimum maintenance costs.

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