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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...

Straight Talk About Moisture Testing

By David Seland, principal, ISE Logik   The following is a recent interview with David Seland, a veteran flooring inspector and founder of ISE Logik, manufacturer/applicator...

Identifying and Correcting Sanding Imperfections

By Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President Technical Standards, Training & Certification   A major advantage of real wood floors is that they can be refinished when...

Three Pre-Installation Tips That Limit Your Risk of Excess Moisture

By Jason Spangler, Sales Manager, Wagner Meters When you see cupping, buckling, or crowning on your hardwood floor, moisture has long been accumulating. Don't wait...

Working with Self-Leveling Underlayments

By Ray Thompson, Jr. The flooring industry has always placed strong emphasis on a smooth, level concrete surface to install resilient floor covering. With today's...

Addressing Aesthetic Issues When Installing Real Wood Floors

By Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President Technical Standards, Training & Certification In a nationwide conducted by NWFA of U.S. consumers, real wood was identified as...

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