Cintas Tile and Carpet Deep Cleaning Service Receives Stamp of Approval from the National Floor Safety Institute

  Cintas Tile and Carpet Deep Cleaning Service Receives Stamp of Approval from
  the National Floor Safety Institute

    Program certified as “high traction” after nearly doubling floor slip
                         resistance in field testing

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- February 12, 2013

A nationwide leader in safe floor solutions, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS)
today announced its tile and carpet deep cleaning service received
certification from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) as a “high
traction” service. The first cleaning service to receive the certification,
Cintas’ deep cleaning service restores floors to their original luster and
traction by up to 35 percent, providing restaurant owners and operators with
an easy way to keep floors clean and safe.

“Dirty, unsafe floors are the leading cause for slip-and-fall accidents,” said
Fred Wehby, Senior Director of Deep Clean Services, Cintas Corporation. “While
independent testing has shown our service improves floor safety, this
certification validates the fact that Cintas’ tile and carpet deep cleaning
service enhances slip resistance, improves traction and reduces the
opportunity for a slip and fall accident.”

To qualify for the certification, Cintas’ deep cleaning system underwent
extensive testing to assess compliance with slip-and-fall standards set forth
by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and NFSI. The first phase
of the B101 testing requires a prescreening using a NFSI-approved tribometer,
which measures standing coefficient of friction, or slip resistance of the
floor surface before treatment. The second phase requires independent field
testing over a 30-day period to measure the change in slip resistance after

Testing results showed that Cintas’ deep cleaning service provided static
coefficient of friction (SCOF) values of greater than .6 or greater (the
minimum standard for a safe floor) in all areas tested, including the dining
room, kitchen and food preparation areas. Floor surfaces tested included
glazed ceramic and quarry tile—flooring types present in many foodservice
operations. Testing results qualify the system as “high traction” based on the
ANSI/NSFI B101.1 standard.

“The certification provides an easy way for businesses to identify floor care
practices and programs that improve floor safety,” added Wehby. “Restaurants
that use Cintas’ tile and carpet deep cleaning service will not only
experience a significant improvement to the image of their floors, they will
also reduce their risk for a slip-and-fall accident.”

For more information on how restaurants can reduce slips and falls with a safe
floor program, please visit

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.


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