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Taylor Time Live will tackle flooring for hospitals

Taylor Adhesives Taylor Time Live will tackle flooring for hospitals in a highly informative episode entitled “Highlighting Healthcare” on Tuesday, April 20, 11:00 AM...

When it’s Time to Take it Outside

          Since the arrival of COVID-19, both individually and in our businesses, we have looked for ways to keep our distance from each other. Using...

LATICRETE North America Creates Customer Experience Department

      LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has created a Customer Experience Department to reinforce and elevate its...

FMTLC for Successful LFT/LHT Installations

Apply some FMTLC (Floor Madness Tender Loving Care) for Successful LFT/LHT Installations Installing large tiles can be a challenge, especially thick and heavy tiles, typically referred...

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...

When it’s Time to Take it Outside

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          Since the arrival of COVID-19, both individually and in our businesses, we have looked for ways to keep our distance from each other. Using exterior spaces has become a common way of practicing social distancing. Homeowners are more likely to entertain guests on a...

FMTLC for Successful LFT/LHT Installations

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Apply some FMTLC (Floor Madness Tender Loving Care) for Successful LFT/LHT Installations Installing large tiles can be a challenge, especially thick and heavy tiles, typically referred to as LFT (Large Format Tile) and LHT (Large and Heavy Tile). A ceramic or stone tile with any one...

Contractor Issues: Acclimation is Vital for Installation Success

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Acclimation is defined as the process in which a product adjusts to a change in its environment, allowing it to maintain performance across a range of ambient conditions. Temperature, relative humidity, dew point and weight of water within the air (grains per pound), are...

How to Handle a Job Failure Call

FCLC Names Robert Blochinger Chairman
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            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 happy…” Turning an unhappy customer into a satisfied customer quickly is key. Consider how one’s reputation can be tarnished by one...

Survey Reinforces Need for Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program

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              A year ago, the National Wood Flooring Association conducted its annual Industry Outlook Survey, which provides important insights about how the wood flooring industry is fairing across the entire supply chain. At that time, COVID-19 was not on our collective radars yet, but there...

Taylor Time Live will tackle flooring for hospitals

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Taylor Adhesives Taylor Time Live will tackle flooring for hospitals in a highly informative episode entitled “Highlighting Healthcare” on Tuesday, April 20, 11:00 AM (EST). Special guest experts will be Jeffery Grimsley, president, and Blake Grimsley, vice president, of Signature Flooring, Inc., Orange, California. Signature...

LATICRETE North America Creates Customer Experience Department

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      LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has created a Customer Experience Department to reinforce and elevate its dedication to be the industry leader in customer-centricity. This new department, which unites the Technical Services, Customer Service, Quality Assurance...

New Shelf Designs from Schluter®

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    Schluter-Systems® is introducing three new designs in brushed stainless steel for the popular Schluter®-SHELF for tiled showers, bringing the total number of designs to five. These designs match with existing Schluter drain grates so installers can unify the look throughout the shower area. All...

Dust Hog Pro LLC and Beno J. Gundlach Co. Partner To Help Installer s Save Clean Up Time & Work Safer!

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      Dust Hog Pro LLC announced that it has teamed up with Beno J. Gundlach Co. to help contractors keep their job sites cleaner and safer by minimizing airborne dust when mixing powdered materials. “The partnership with Gundlach enables us to rapidly expand our distribution...

FCICA 2021 Annual Convention and Commercial Flooring Trade Show

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      Mark your calendars for the  2021 Annual Convention and Commercial Flooring Trade Show When - Tuesday - Thursday, September 14 - 16, 2021 Who - Flooring industry professionals, members and nonmembers What - Presentations, commercial flooring trade show, fun activities and ample networking opportunities, 3 Days to CIM Program Where...

Registration Now Open for Las Vegas This June

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        Registration Now Open for Las Vegas This June Join us in-person in Las Vegas for The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo this June. The show is taking place June 16-18, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Inside...

Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Welcomes Küberit USA

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Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership welcomed Küberit USA as a preferred vendor partner, making Küberit’s innovative profiles available to Starnet’s network of more than 180 independent, full-service commercial flooring contractors.  Küberit’s comprehensive line of trim, edge, transition, expansion, ramping, stair-nosing, and wall protection profiles...

Bostik announces promotions and new appointment

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    Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has announced several promotions and one appointment within its Consumer & Construction Business Unit, to support its current business plan for continued growth and innovation. Lenel Brown has been promoted to...

TISE Set to Move Forward this June

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Excitement has been building in anticipation of an in-person event in Las Vegas for The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo. The show is scheduled to be held June 16-18, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with...

Andy Hogan on TAYLOR TIME LIVE

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    Andy Hogan will be the guest expert on the “Mastering Multi-family” panel discussion during the TAYLOR TIME LIVE webinar, Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00 am EDT. Andy is the CEO for FEI Group, the nation’s largest network of interior and exterior finish contractors and interior...

RFCI Beautifully Responsible™ Consumer Campaign Validates Consumer Preference

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    In its report to resilient flooring manufacturers, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and Shelton Group, the leading marketing communications agency focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, validated the strong consumer preference for a healthy environment in the home. RFCI, along with 22 leading resilient...

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The difference between promotional pricing and discounting

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In this week’s Tom’s Tips, Tom talks about the difference between promotional pricing and discounting. Don’t lose sight of the fact that you are responsible for your pricing strategy – not your customer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KEx9Us16Gg&feature=emb_logo        

Schönox AP

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Schönox HPS North America provides a quick overview of Schönox AP, synthetic gypsum based self-leveling compound especially suitable on all gypsum and cement based substrates as well as on mastic asphalts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-HY_hMk7G4&feature=emb_logo

The importance of being 1% better than your competition.

Tom Jennings, WFCA Vice President, Professional Development
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Tom’s Tips: Your Customers are Busy Qualifying You

Tom Jennings, WFCA Vice President, Professional Development
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In this week’s Tom’s Tips, Tom reminds us that customers are judging you not only on the merits of the products you offer, but also whether they can place their trust in you. https://youtu.be/XVVFRqIh9Pc

TEGO 9″ Pro Wall Base Cutter

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      Tego 9-Inch Pro Wall Base Cutter is a guillotine-style cutter used to cut precise clean edges on profile rubber and vinyl wall base with no dust or debris. Can be positioned at 90°, 45°, and 22.5° angles to create inside and outside corners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=uNPw_ZkZfpI&feature=emb_logo              

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2018 U.S. Ceramic Tile Industry Update from TCNA

U.S. Ceramic Tile Consumption
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U.S. Tile Consumption Overview: Total U.S. ceramic tile consumption for 2018 was 3.11 billion sq. ft., up 1.5% vs. 2017.1 The following table shows U.S. tile shipments, imports, exports, and total consumption in thousands of sq. ft. Year US Shipments (incl. Exports) Imports Exports Total Consumption* Consumption  Change vs. Previous Year 2018 940,300 2,196,935 29,746 3,107,489 1.5% 2017 990,972 2,099,307 28,492 3,061,787 5.7% 2016 945,245 1,987,929 36,198 2,896,977 5.8% 2015 897,943 1,881,051 40,718 2,738,276 9.9% 2014 816,050 1,711,571 36,996 2,490,624 0.5% *Note: U.S. Shipments...

Bostik Introduces Grip N Grab, Time-Saver for Vertical Tile Applications

Bostik's Grip N Grab
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Bostik has created Grip N Grab™ specifically to decrease installation time of vertical applications. This advanced hybrid polymer technology “grabs” heavy materials quickly, reducing time and amount of bracing, then provides a strong, permanent bond to both porous and non-porous substrates. Designed for both interior...

Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) holds Flooring Executive Summit

FCLC Research Assesses Perceptions of Installation Labor Shortages
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The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) hosted a Flooring Executive Summit on March 12, 2019 at the Dalton Convention Center.  Scott Humphrey, FCLC member, and Kathi Rose, The Blackstone Group, updated the group on the labor shortage challenge, presented the research collected by the Blackstone Group and...

Coverings Announces 2019 CID, Best Booth, Rock Stars Awardees

Grand Prize Winner - Installation: Hinkley Projecc
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  Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, today announced the 10 projects that received the coveted Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential...

LATICRETE Wins 2019 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Award

LATICRETE Wins 2019 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Award
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LATICRETE has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards in the Special Recognition-Institutional category for its craftsmanship and technical know-how involved with completing the new main building of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Northern California....

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