Surface Protection: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

JLC NE 2016 ExhibitorWe’re only a week away from the JLC Live New England 2016 trade show in Providence, RI! Providence is also hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Championship games at the same time. Who will win the tournament? Will it be the top team with the best players and the best record? Or will it be the underdog team that makes up in spirit what it lacks in star power? Like basketball, a good remodeling project relies on a combination of factors to be successful. And one of the best assets you can have on your side is a good defense.

Accidents can and will happen.

Have you ever noticed that time slows down during an accident, like watching a slow-motion replay in a basketball game? Unfortunately – unless you’re a star player – you don’t usually have time to react before that open paint can is knocked off the scaffold onto the antique oak flooring, or the 32 ounce cup of cherry soda falls from the counter and runs down the new maple cabinets. But what’s often more damaging on a jobsite are those little things that go wrong slowly: a travertine entryway damaged by workers’ muddy boots as they go in and out over the course of a job, or that newly refinished hardwood floor that wasn’t quite dry yet when the trim carpenters and painters went in to put the finishing touches in the new kitchen. Yes, all those things can be fixed. But isn’t it easier – and considerably cheaper – to prevent them from happening in the first place?

Surface Protection helps you beat the odds.

We talk to a lot of contractors at trade shows and there are a fair amount who tell us they don’t use any surface protection. “We don’t need it. We’re careful,” they say. We often wonder if they’ve been in business long, because when it comes to construction something will eventually go wrong; it’s just a matter of when and how badly. Using the proper surface protection won’t prevent accidents, but it can certainly limit the damage they cause. Clean&Safe® and Clean&Safe®Pro provide leak-proof protection from spills, paint drips and muddy work boots. SurfacePro® protects newly-finished floors from those scrapes and marks that happen so easily when the floor is soft and still curing. All of our products are reusable and easy to work with – much easier than replacing a floor.

Defense is a key fundamental.

Remember, the best offense is a good defense, and the best way to deal with damage at the jobsite is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We hope you’ll join us in Providence at JLC Live, Booth #610. We’d love for your team to meet our team; it’s sure to be a great match-up!

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