Clean Away Confusion Around Flooring
August 6, 2020
12:00 PM Pacific Time
As public life resumes during the COVID-19 virus, everyone cares about cleanliness. But not
everyone knows how to define it. As an expert in the creation of healthy spaces, we want to
that confusion around flooring, and help you reopen your facility with confidence.
Attend to learn more about cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions that can help you
safeguard the health and wellness of your space.
- Brief Background and History of the SARS CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19)
- Industry Position on the Use of Disinfectants and/or Sanitizers on Resilient and Soft Surface Flooring
- An Overview of Other Organizations on Cleaning and Disinfecting for COVID-19
- The CDC and EPA List of Disinfectants for COVID-19 and Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Antimicrobial Treatments/Content for Flooring Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19
Andy Bayler, Subject Matter Expert
Andy has 15 years of experience in the carpet and flooring industry, specifically soft
surface cleaning and maintenance, in both residential and commercial environments. He
has personally owned a carpet cleaning business, worked in sales and distribution to the
cleaning and restoration industry and managed commercial carpet cleaning and
maintenance companies. He is an IICRC Certified Master Textile Cleaner, ICRA Master
Cleaner in Textiles, and FCITS Carpet and Flooring Inspector. He currently sits on the
revision council of the both the IICRC Commercial Carpet Cleaning Technician course,
and the ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.
He has been the Product Care Manager for Tarkett since 2017. Andy lives in the Atlanta
area with his wife and twin sons.
Dave Hibbert, Subject Matter Expert
Dave is the Senior Technical Coordinator for Tarkett with more than 17 years of
experience in the resilient flooring industry. Dave currently provides technical support in
many areas of the company such as, technical hotline, technical specifications,
installation, maintenance, marketing support, testing and environmental sustainability. In
addition, he has over 13 years’ experience in product development with various thermoset
and thermoplastic polymer processes. He is currently an active member of ASTM F06
committee on resilient flooring. Dave currently resides and works in Ohio.
John Sumlin, Facilitator
As Vice President, Education for Tarkett North America (NA), John Sumlin has 30 years of
experience in cultivating strategic markets, thought leadership and national trade association
relationships (board seats, committee work and leadership). A sought after national speaker,
John’s involvement in education includes K12 facility design for Indoor Environment Quality.
He is regular presenter for EPA Tools for Schools Shields Network (Live and Webinar). John
is also an active board/committee member with: the Association for Learning Environments,
SchoolsNEXT, University of Tulsa Indoor Air Program, the Collaborative for High Performance
Schools (CHPS), and APPA/ANSI committee on Total Cost of Ownership standards
development. John graduated with a BS from the University of Georgia.
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