Floor Education Guild Spring Session Addresses Health Care Facilities, Hospitals

Floor Education Guild Seminar Spring Seminar

Floor Educational Guild

When: April 4-6, 2018
Where: Dalton Convention Center, Dalton, GA
Tuition: $300 (Senior Citizens, $290)


The last day to register is March 28, 2018. Register here.

The Floor Education Guild is proud to announce that Dr. Guillermo Velarde, Director of North Carolina State University Hodges Wood Laboratory, will be our guest for the Guild Seminar.

This class is specially designed not only for the Floor Inspector, but the Retailer, Installer, Manufacturer and Distributor. Everyone is welcome.

The first day of class qualifies for Continuing Education Credits for Architects and Engineers. Reserve your seat to learn with the representatives from leading manufacturers, and their claims analysts.

New Installation Methods and Requirements for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Tarkett Tech’s Richard Schmidt’s program will cover the different types of specialty flooring for health care facilities and hospitals. The products, adhesives, the methods of application, specification and extremely important, maintenance. If you want to be in this growing market, you will need this information.


7:45 am – 8:30 am: Registration and books dispersed

8:30 am: Class Starts

Speaker: Wynn Wright, construction engineer

Topics: Moisture movement and vapor drive, leaks caused by construction defects, joists systems, sealed crawl spaces, basements; and How to recognize these construction moisture issues and detect them, and a brief introduction to IR cameras and how we can use them.

Break: 10:30 am

Lunch: Noon to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm: Class resumes

4:00 pm: Discussions by students and various teachers present to apply Mr. Wright’s class to our flooring concerns.

Day 2

8:00 am – 10:00 am: Mohawk will be teaching retailers, installers and inspectors the intricate details about their new product, Air.0. How to install it, maintain it, and inspect it. This is a new product from Mohawk, don’t miss the opportunity to hear this new information if you do Mohawk Inspections, plan on selling or installing it.

10 am: Break

10:15 am – Noon: Mapei is sending some of their best techs to teach us the latest on Joint Control; expansion, architectural, control, and soft joints. Many flooring failures from all types of products, are impacted by failures to properly address this issue. This class will help you understand, prevent, and for inspectors, report the correct issue and how it happened. Do you know how to calculate expansion sizes?

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Classes resume with Tarkett and its specially developed. Health care is a hot topic, and for flooring professionals with all the new health care facilities being built, a hot commodity for us. As always, open and honest discussions by Richard Schmidt from Tarkett. What type of installations work best in these facilities. What adhesive? What methods of maintenance that will clean and disinfect without destroying the floors?

2:45 pm: Break

Day 3

8:30 am: Day 3 has come to be known for flooring inspectors as Shaw Day. The Director of Shaw’s Claims Department confirmed by email to inspectors this past week that Shaw will be teaching on April 6. This is just one of several seminars and classes Shaw will be participating in this year

Shaw’s Len Daubler will begin discussions with their various wood products followed by their different vinyl products. Coretex products are a major concern for many inspectors and will be addresses. Shaw will be doing installation instructions with hands-on demonstrations of their hard surface products.

Register now to attend the Spring Semester sessions!

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