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Contractor Issues: Acclimation is Vital for Installation Success

Acclimation is defined as the process in which a product adjusts to a change in its environment, allowing it to maintain performance across a...

TISE Set to Move Forward this June

Excitement has been building in anticipation of an in-person event in Las Vegas for The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo....

How to Handle a Job Failure Call

            Flooring installation is a service business. And, as in any service-oriented business, a dissatisfied customer will always make a call beginning with “I’m not...

Survey Reinforces Need for Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program

              A year ago, the National Wood Flooring Association conducted its annual Industry Outlook Survey, which provides important insights about how the wood flooring industry...

Understanding Concrete pH and pH Testing

        To understand pH and pH testing, let’s review some important definitions. pH is the measurement of acidity or alkalinity of a substance It is...

How Basements and Crawlspaces Affect Wood Floors

Basements and crawlspaces can have a big impact on the performance of wood flooring. Some of these spaces are finished and conditioned, while others...

Heat Welding Linoleum

        Many installers know how to heat weld vinyl proficiently, but struggle when it comes to heat welding linoleum. The reason it is such a...

Dealing with Concrete Joints

Dealing with Concrete Joints  By Ray Thompson, Jr. One of the most perplexing segments of commercial flooring installation is how to handle joints in a concrete...

Your Checklist for Proper Mortar Coverage

By Chris Kain, Western Area Technical Manager, H.B. Fuller Construction Products One mistake all tile installers can’t afford to make is not getting proper mortar...

Concrete Floor Preparation Prior to Receiving Flooring

By Ray Thompson, Jr. ProInstaller magazine After a concrete slab has been tested for and met the moisture requirements it is time to begin preparing the...

Sanding Previously Finished Wood Floors

By Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President Technical Standards, Training & Certification One of the many benefits of wood flooring is that it can be refinished...

Build a Solid Foundation for Luxury Vinyl Tile by Making Informed Choices During the Installation Process

By Rich Hartman, Fishman Flooring Solutions “In life,” it has been said, “change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.” That certainly describes the flooring...

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