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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...

Correcting Squeaks, Popping, Crunching and Hollow Sounds in Hardwood

By Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President Technical Standards, Training & Certification   One of the telltale ways to differentiate real wood floors from lookalike products is...

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...

Addressing the Installation Crisis, One Trade Student at a Time

By Jim Aaron, executive director, Floor Covering Education Foundation A lot has been said recently about the “installation crisis” in the flooring industry. But what...

Contractor Issues: Importance of Adhesive Application Volume

By Robert Blochinger This is such an important topic that certain manufacturers of adhesive provide a clip-on attachment for your trowel with every container...

Tom’s Tips: Help Them to Get to Know Your Company

In this week’s Tom’s Tips, Tom reminds us to help your new staff get to know your company. The onboarding of a new addition...

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