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Blackstock Tapped to Lead RFCI

Floor covering veteran William D. Blackstock, Jr. will serve as the new president and CEO of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), effective Jan. 1,...

CFI Restructures Membership to Include Non-Certified Installers

The Board of Directors of the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) has restructured its membership, with an expansion of the associate-level membership to...

Bostik Rebrands Resilient, Soft Floor Installation Systems

Bostik has announced the rebranding and expanding of its resilient and soft floor covering installation systems in an effort to better communicate the systems’...

Nominations Open for Inaugural Tom Jennings Champion Award

The World Floor Covering Association is seeking nominations for its newly created Tom Jennings Champion Award, which celebrates and recognizes an individual in the...

Polycom’s EcoBlend Can Offer Relief During VAE Shortage

Polycom, a division of Taylor Adhesives, announced that its EcoBlend water-based, recycled PVB (polyvinyl butyral) dispersion can replace up to 30% of the VAE...

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

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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 should be taken seriously and made a high priority. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_AMid8cwss&t=1s

Installing Gauge Porcelain Tile Panels: Go Big or Go Home

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Installing Gauge Porcelain Tile Panels: Go Big or Go Home By Robb Roderick, National Tile Contractors Association technical trainer The trend over the last 30 years has been toward the installation of larger and larger tiles. It seems everyone loves tile but hates grout. One of...

Historic Floor Remains Just Under the Surface

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Schönox Renotex 3D System Protects Historic Wood Planks While Supporting Heavy-Use Floor Covering By Britton Watson, Sr. Marketing & Communications Mgr. HPS Schonox Preserving history while also allowing historic structures to find new life and uses can present challenges. In Simpsonville, South Carolina the Burdette Hardware...

Trim Installation Feat

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By Troy Mairs, Surface Shields marketing Does this sound familiar? You are installing trim on a jobsite where you fire off a few nails into your trim piece. That piece falls right over because it turns out, you are out of nails. Insert the fumble,...

Take a First-line Defense Against Noise with dB4 Acoustic Floor Underlayment

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  By Charlie Reaves, Trimaco If you’ve ever lived on the bottom floor of an apartment building, you know firsthand how sound carries. And when sounds are unrelenting—and unwanted—the result is noise that’s hard to escape. Soundproofing is in demand for all kinds of projects—from residential spaces...

Blackstock Tapped to Lead RFCI

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Floor covering veteran William D. Blackstock, Jr. will serve as the new president and CEO of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), effective Jan. 1, 2022. Blackstock is now working with current president and CEO Dean Thompson to ensure a smooth transition. Thompson, who recently announced his...

CFI Restructures Membership to Include Non-Certified Installers

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The Board of Directors of the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) has restructured its membership, with an expansion of the associate-level membership to include non-CFI Certified individuals. Additionally, the Board announced the creation of a nonprofit membership tier and a reduction in membership...

Bostik Rebrands Resilient, Soft Floor Installation Systems

Bostik's redesigned packaging
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Bostik has announced the rebranding and expanding of its resilient and soft floor covering installation systems in an effort to better communicate the systems’ market segments, product technologies, quality levels and product benefits. A major highlight of the rebranding was the redesign of the product...

Nominations Open for Inaugural Tom Jennings Champion Award

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The World Floor Covering Association is seeking nominations for its newly created Tom Jennings Champion Award, which celebrates and recognizes an individual in the flooring retail community who captures the spirit of Tom’s commitment to excellence in customer service. Each recipient will be nominated...

Polycom’s EcoBlend Can Offer Relief During VAE Shortage

Polycom EcoBlend
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Polycom, a division of Taylor Adhesives, announced that its EcoBlend water-based, recycled PVB (polyvinyl butyral) dispersion can replace up to 30% of the VAE precoat (vinyl acetate ethylene emulsion) used primarily by manufacturers in the production of carpet tile. “Supply chain constraints have affected carpet...

INSTALL, Helmets to Hardhats Help Veterans Find Construction Jobs

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INSTALL, a North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) are celebrating five years of a successful partnership. Together, they focus on preparing and placing veterans into rewarding construction careers starting as United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) apprentices. Despite a...

CFI Honors Scott Humphrey with Chris Davis Award

Robert Varden and Scott Humphrey
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The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) recently honored Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), with the Chris Davis award during its 28th annual convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Created in 2012 in memory of the...

CFI 28th Annual Convention Award Winners

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"We want to acknowledge and again congratulate the award winners at the 28th annual CFI Convention this year. Each year the teams at CFI take the task of choosing these individuals extremely serious." Robert Varden- Vice President of the CFI                                

Registration Open for NAFCT Moisture Mitigation Webinar

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The National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) will host the webinar “Protecting Floor Coverings with LATICRETE Moisture Mitigation Systems,” Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. EST. Registration is required to attend, and the event is free to NAFCT members. The event will be hosted by...

Fishman Flooring Solutions Expands Footprint into Alabama

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Fishman Flooring Solutions, a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, has opened a full-service branch in Birmingham, Ala. The 13,000 square foot facility, which is the 38th branch for the firm, will serve residential and commercial flooring installation contractors in the greater...

WFCA Debuts In-House Content Studio, Studio 59

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World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has announced the expansion of its content creation and production capabilities with the opening of a dedicated, custom-built studio space under a new banner, Studio 59. This new initiative provides the opportunity to create a library of original digital content...

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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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WFCA Announces New Senior Executive Director of Technology and Research

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The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lewis Davis as the organization’s new Senior Executive Director of Technology and Research. In his new role Davis will be the primary lead for all initiatives involving the flooring industry’s Floor...

NWFA Presents New Women’s Industry Network Award

NWFA Chairman, Chris Zizza (left), and 3M’s Jim Schumacher (right), present Sheoga’s Barbara Titus with the NWFA Women’s Industry Network Award.
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Barbara Titus, Vice President with Sheoga Hardwood & Paneling in Middlefield, Ohio, has been named the first recipient of the NWFA Women’s Industry Network award. The award’s creation was suggested, and then presented, by industry veteran, Jim Schumacher, Account Executive with 3M in Saint...

DriTac Presents 100% Recyclable WB Spray Adhesives for Resilient Flooring

DriTac Presents 100% Recyclable WB Spray Adhesives for Resilient Flooring
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DriTac Flooring Products, LLC has launched the SprayTac family of “green” spray adhesives for resilient flooring installations. DriTac SprayTac 2500 SG, 2600 LVT-CT and 2700 VCT round out a comprehensive line of resilient flooring spray adhesives suited for the installation of approved sheet goods...

FCICA, CFI Working Together to Increase Certified Installation Managers

Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program
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FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association and The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc (CFI) are working together to obtain more Certified Installation Managers (CIMs) in the flooring Industry. CFI members who would like to earn their certification can do so at the 3 Days to CIM...

NTCA Apprenticeship Guidelines Program Approved by U.S. Department of Labor

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The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world's largest tile contractor association, is pleased to announce it has received formal acceptance into the National Apprenticeship System from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In a letter dated May 23rd, 2019, the DOL informed NTCA...

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