Installation

    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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    Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Sustainability top of mind for tile and stone show Orlando, Fla.—A trio of design ideas incorporating tile and stone will come to life next month as part of Coverings 2012 with the presentation of this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Scheduled for April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center here, Coverings is more than an exhibition of tile companies showing their latest wares, noted Bart Bettiga, executive director

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    Coverings renews “PROJECT: Green” to recognize sustainable tile/stone installations

Coverings renews “PROJECT: Green” to recognize sustainable tile/stone installations

Alexandria, VA— Coverings is once again seeking superior stone and tile projects that place a premium on innovative, sustainable design. Worthy installations will be recognized by PROJECT: Green, a program presented by the international tile and stone super show together with Environmental Design + Construction magazine. Projects chosen for their exceptional eco-minded achievements will be honored in a centerpiece display at the April 17-20 expo and conference at the Orange

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    Coverings seeks stone and tile projects for 2012 Installation & Design Awards

Coverings seeks stone and tile projects for 2012 Installation & Design Awards

Alexandria, VA—A superior installation magnifies the real beauty of tile and stone. And, it is superior installations—along with the contractors and designers who’ve collaborated on them—that will be honored with the Coverings Installation and Design Awards. The presentation will be the crowning event of the 2012 Coverings Tile & Stone Exposition and Conference, April 17-20, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

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Laticrete installation manuals on eBook devices

BETHANY, CONN.—Laticrete launched free eBook downloads for the complete series of Laticrete Technical Design Manuals at laticrete.com/manuals. The Laticrete Technical Design Manuals have also hit eBook stores online and are formatted to be compatible with virtually any eReader device including the iBooks app from Apple, the Amazon Kindle and the Nook from Barnes & Noble.

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    New TEC mortar solves large format tile installation challenges

New TEC mortar solves large format tile installation challenges

Aurora, Ill.—H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc. announces the launch of TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar for large tile installation challenge.

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Installation design showcase returns to Coverings 2011

LAS VEGAS—A designer’s vision for using tile and stone in a project is only as good as the installer’s workmanship. That industry axiom will be well illustrated during Coverings 2011, March 14 to 17, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center here with the presentation of the Installation Design Showcase. A combined live- action demonstration and exhibit, the showcase will feature conceptual bath vignettes by three leading designers, and their

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Armstrong claims adhesives permit vinyl installation over concrete slabs

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Floor Products is proactively addressing high-moisture installations with a line of moisture resistant adhesives that increase product quality and reduce failures due to moisture. These new adhesives allow for installation of select Armstrong resilient flooring products when a relative humidity reading of up to 90% as calculated by an in-situ probe is measured on concrete slabs.

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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