Surface Shields, A Floor Protection Manufacturer, Joins Trade Library To Aid In Spec Development
18 June 2014
Surface Shields, a Chicago-area manufacturer of dust containment and floor protection products, has joined the Trade Only Design Library (TODL). The company plans to use their membership in TODL to educate architects on the benefits of their surface protection products during the final phases of construction. "We want to learn what Architects require to specify our products. It's really a learning process for us, so our first step is to just get in front of them using companies like TODL. The Surface Shields product line could be vastly utilized during the finishing phase of large construction projects. I think if architects get to learn the benefits of surface protection and dust containment materials, the Surface Shields name would be very common within architectural specs," said Seth Geiss, Marketing and Creative Director at Surface Shields ( The Trade Only Design Library (TODL) is the architectural and design industry's only product research and specification platform that is exclusively for trade professionals. The organization connects over 70,000 professional designers and architectural buyers with specifiers who can provide the products and services they need for their clients. The organization boasts the largest pre-qualified group of design professionals in the world. TODL products are used in projects of all sizes and in residential, commercial and contract applications. Currently, more than 300,000 products are available through TODL. Membership in the organization provides design professionals with access to detailed product specifications 24 hours a day from any location in the world. Surface Shields, Inc. manufactures a complete line of carpet protector solutions and dust containment items filling the role of a single source provider of these products. All of their products are designed with professionals in mind, but are convenient and easy enough for anyone to use. The Surface Shields brand provides its distributors with assured product performance, strong marketing, and support programs direct from the manufacturer. The company currently has over 60 different items available in hundreds of different sizes. "TODL will be a great opportunity for us to learn directly from the architects what they need to protect surfaces as projects near completion. We can then take that knowledge and apply it directly to our manufacturing processes to develop the exact items they need. It's a win-win for both sides," noted Geiss. For more information about Surface Shields or to view their products, visit or call 800.754.9685.