Installation

    Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Jenna Lippin State-of-the-art technology not only takes floor covering products to the next level, it also advances installation methods, devices and products. With that said, adhesive companies represent a particularly important niche within the industry with new, progressive formulas that translate into faster, easier installations and also lend themselves to healthier indoor environments with low VOCs and various “green” certifications. AAT Advanced Adhesive

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    Fighting moisture issues in flooring installation

Fighting moisture issues in flooring installation

Dec. 9/16 2013; Volume 27/number 16 By Gary Liddington Moisture problems are the bane of anyone associated with flooring installation, and the battle begins long before the first plank, tile or sheet is actually installed. The opening salvo is proper subfloor preparation, pure and simple. No one would paint her house over existing chipped and peeling paint, so why would anyone embark on an installation of quality flooring without ensuring

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    CFI sets dates for installation demos at Int’l Surfaces Event

CFI sets dates for installation demos at Int’l Surfaces Event

Kansas City, Mo.—CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association through its partnership with Surfaces has a huge presence at The International Surface Event 2014 for flooring installation training.

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CFA sets date for WFCA-CFI Installation Extravaganza

Chicago—The Chicago Floorcovering Association (CFA) kicks off the first WFCA-CFI Installation Extravaganza on Jan. 14. “We welcome flooring installers from everywhere to attend our first event of 2014 at E.J. Welch in Elk Grove Village, Ill.,” Tom Shepardson, president of CFA said. “This is a huge savings for CFI training which is normally $495.00 per workshop. With the $200 WFCA sponsorship per installer for WFCA members and the opportunity to

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Flooring associations discuss installation issues

Chicago—The Floor Covering Industry Issues Council (FCIIC) focused on installation issues at its fall meeting here recently.
Leaders of flooring industry trade associations convened to share information on an array of topics and explore opportunities to partner on initiatives that create value for their members and the overall flooring industry.



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    WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

Six regional training programs slated for 2014 Oc. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 Anaheim, Calif.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has launched the first nationwide flooring installation training showcase which will be overseen and taught by the Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The collaboration was born out of the WFCA’s long-standing relationship with CFI dating back to 1998. As part of the coordinated effort, the WFCA will sponsor six regional

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    CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

Kansas City, Mo.—Surfaces and CFI, through a partnership to provide installation training for flooring installers, are offering the opportunity to earn certification in wood, laminate and ceramic flooring installation at Surfaces 2014. At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the CFI team of instructors will present two courses to run simultaneously on the showroom floor on the lower level on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

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    Installments: Prepare for installation management success

Installments: Prepare for installation management success

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11 By Gerry Swift Let’s face it, no matter how well the sales process goes, if the job blows up in the field, we’re going to be looking for a new client to replace the one we just lost. Our reputation suffers along with the more immediate financial turmoil.

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NWFA, Armstrong partner for professional installation

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals (NWFACP) and Armstrong Floor Products have announced a dual-certification program for installers. This opportunity will allow installers to build credibility in the marketplace by holding certifications from two highly recognized entities. “This partnership is a huge win for the industry as a whole,” said Michael Martin, NWFA’s president and CEO. “Each certification program exists to ensure the best possible wood flooring installation.

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    Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Division recently hired Brian Day as market manager, ceramic nstallation systems. In this position, he will draw on his 10 years of industry management experience and hands-on skills to supervise the complete product lifecycles of Bostik’s entire ceramic installation line.

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    CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013 Dalton—During a historic four-day training event earlier this month, more than 100 installers, dealers, claims analysts and industry associates gathered here to learn how to install flooring “the right way.” The training was sponsored by the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The event began with a laminate and wood installation workshop taught by CFI’s Bob Gillespie and Danny Sherman along with Armstrong’s Tim Provence as

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    FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

by Louis Iannacco Volume 26/Number 21; March 4/11, 2013 New Orleans—The place was filled to capacity as the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) gathered here from Feb. 24 to 27. Attendees met to network and learn about the latest developments in installation management techniques, programs and products. With 154 attendees, the most for the show in more than a decade, all educational sessions were full, according to Christopher Capobianco, sales/technical specialist for

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    CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

Santiago, Chile – On the first evening of their trip to Chile, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association’s  (CFI) CEO Jim Walker and six CFI team members were stuck in an elevator between floors after an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck the Santiago region. The CFI team contacted maintenance personnel to get help; they had to crawl up to a higher floor to get to safety.  Though a bit rattled, the CFI

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    MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI has combined the latest trend in large, thin tile with cutting-edge installation methods and new-technology products to provide a definitive guide to successful, sustainable installations for the tile floors of the future. Researchers from two major MAPEI R&D Centers (Milan, Italy, and Deerfield Beach, Florida) have worked on the issue for over a year, testing surface preparation processes, setting materials, trowel selections and use of

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Tile & stone installation products added to ARDEX free iPhone app

Aliquippa, Pa.,— ARDEX Americas enhanced its already popular iPhone App by adding Tile & Stone Installation Products (TSIP) to the app’s capability. In addition to detailed product descriptions, this free app features a user-friendly calculator installers, distributors, architects and engineers can use to estimate the amount of ARDEX product required to cover a job area directly from an iPhone.

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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