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MAPEI: Looking to the Future at 85

By MAPEI Corporation It was 1937 when Rodolfo Squinzi founded his building materials business in the outskirts of Milan with seven staff members and the...

Selling the Why to Flooring Customers

By Paul Pleshek, NAFCT   When I was 12 or 13 years old, we had an appliance repairman come to fix our washer. I clearly remember...

Case Study: Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University and MAPEI score touchdown with business school construction By MAPEI Corporation   Clemson University is known for its high-ranked football team, the Tigers. In...

Contractor Issues: How to Prepare for a Legal Action

By Robert Blochinger   No matter how well you run your business, there will likely be a time you and your company will be brought into...

Training a Fundamental Part of NTCA Membership Benefits

By Becky Serbin, National Tile Contractors Association Education and Curriculum Director   The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has a long-standing commitment to educate the tile...

How to Take Care of Your Onsite Tools

By Bill Kennedy, Service and Repair Manager, iQ Power Tools   Tools are designed to make jobs easier, but how do you ensure their long-lasting durability...

CFI, TISE Name National Installers of the Year

Installers Dave Bradfield and Chris Sessum were recognized as the winners of the National Installer of the Year Competition, a partnership between International Certified...

Contractor Issues: How to Maintain LVT/LVP Flooring

By Robert Blochinger   After an LVT or LVP floor is installed, it will need regular cleaning and maintenance or it may fail. When maintaining and...

Tile/Stone Talk: Exterior Adhered Veneer

By Gregory Mowat, Forensic Tile Consultants   Exterior installations require an understanding of tile, masonry and code requirements for working with adhered veneer. Exterior veneer, including...

The Calcium Chloride Moisture Test Re-examined

By David Seland, Principal and Founder of ISE Logik Much has been written about the Calcium Chloride Moisture Test (ASTM F1869) for concrete. Although this...

Bostik’s PanelTack System Meets Fire, Seismic Test Standards

Bostik announced that its ventilated façade cladding PanelTack System has met the stringent requirements of the NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method, displaying the...

Contractor Issues: Installing Waterproof LVT

By Robert Blochinger The newest types of luxury vinyl flooring are WPC (wood plastic composite) and SPC (stone plastic composite) floors. These are often marketed...

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