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    Laticrete Supercap offers solution to OSHA silica dust regulation

Laticrete Supercap offers solution to OSHA silica dust regulation

Bethany, Conn.—Independent third-party testing has confirmed that Laticrete Supercap can help contractors and installers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new workplace standards that reduces the allowable amount of exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust in construction projects. Fuss & O’Neill, an independent industrial hygiene consultant, conducted the testing at a Boston University construction project. The consultant concluded an installation of Supercap SC500 through the patented Supercap

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INSTALL sees continued growth in Southern U.S.

Glassboro, N.J.—INSTALL has recently set a goal of establishing at least six new Southern INSTALL contractors in 2018. Southern expansion has been a key initiative for the organization since 2016. As INSTALL continues to increase its presence in key markets across the country, it will maintain its focus on council-to-council and contractor support. This relationship provides contractors with the opportunity to enter viable construction markets and establish new offices, allowing

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    INSTALL announces Canadian National Apprenticeship Competition winner

INSTALL announces Canadian National Apprenticeship Competition winner

Glassboro, N.J.—The best floor covering apprentices in Canada recently convened in historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for a unique installation competition. Marking its 25th anniversary, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC) attracted dozens of participants to the port city, where they took part in two days of installation competitions and events. Apprentice Mike McLaughlin, Local 27 Ontario, was named the winner of the flooring installation competition,

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    Adhesives: Double-stick applications prove their staying power

Adhesives: Double-stick applications prove their staying power

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Ken Ryan   There’s an old proverb that states: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The same holds true for flooring installation. For a job to stand the test of time there cannot be any weak areas. One way to ensure a lasting installation, experts say, is through the proper adhesive—better yet, a double-stick application. “Utilizing premium-grade adhesives and

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    Installments: Uses and applications of profiled wall base

Installments: Uses and applications of profiled wall base

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Mike Pigeon   The flooring industry over the last few years has seen a large demand for a wider variety of wall base options in certain marketplaces. With the growing selection of resilient, carpet, wood and tile offerings, architects and designers are requiring a more appealing finish to a completed flooring installation. The institutionalized look of the standard 4-inch rubber or vinyl base

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    Retail education: Training remains priority No. 1

Retail education: Training remains priority No. 1

This special FCNews Retail Education series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help specialty retailers build their business through proven merchandising and marketing strategies as well as general best practices.     August 14/21, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 5 A flooring retailer stood up at a trade conference and bemoaned the amount of training he was providing his staff. “What if I spend the next year training them and then

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    Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

By John T. McGrath Jr. The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) has strengthened its partnership with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal is to ensure floor covering is specified and installed in a way that minimizes product failures in VA facilities across the U.S. The VA actively strives for the highest level of construction and installation standards across its thousands of facilities. From the foundation to

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    Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Reginald Tucker   The upside to laminate flooring’s popularity in the U.S. over the past 20 years is more consumers have become very familiar with the product—from how it’s constructed to the way it is primarily installed. The “downside,” however, is that high comfort level has encouraged more renters and homeowners to install the product themselves, cutting into a profit center for

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    Välinge unfolds new locking system

Välinge unfolds new locking system

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Reginald Tucker   Phoenix—Välinge, which pioneered the concept of glueless click flooring, continues to demonstrate its knack for innovation with the latest iteration of its signature 5G locking system. Dubbed 5G-i, the new system is designed, in part, to expand the installation options for a variety of new floating plank flooring products hitting the market. “The new locking profile is just as

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    INSTALL, Tarkett join MRCC to host ICRA training

INSTALL, Tarkett join MRCC to host ICRA training

Warren, Michigan—Tarkett joined INSTALL professionals and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC) to train contractors and architects in the importance of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) on construction sites in occupied healthcare facilities. The event, Infection Control Risk Assessment Best Practices for Health Care Construction, brought architects and contractors to the MRCC, where attendees learned how to identify types of preparation required for construction in occupied healthcare

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    Installation: Adhesive tips, tricks of the trade

Installation: Adhesive tips, tricks of the trade

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Lindsay Baillie   When it comes to working with today’s advanced, high-performance, user-friendly adhesives, it’s critical that installers avoid the temptation of taking shortcuts. That’s according to expert floor layers and instructors who say improper installations due to misapplication of adhesives can cause a host of problems, including voided warranties, bad company reviews and even safety risks. FCNews rounded up several experts

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    Self-leveling systems smooth over the rough spots

Self-leveling systems smooth over the rough spots

April 24/May 1, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 23 By Ken Ryan   Flooring installers and contractors know all too well that a project will only be as successful as the subfloor underneath. It’s also common knowledge they will face subfloor challenges on each jobsite. Fortunately, today’s suppliers of subfloor preparation materials—including self-leveling compounds—are developing systems designed to reduce installation costs and improve profitability for contractors. Ardex Ardex K 10 Reactivatable

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    INSTALL, H2H celebrate one year of partnership

INSTALL, H2H celebrate one year of partnership

Glassboro, N.J.—In April 2016, INSTALL and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) forged a partnership calling on INSTALL contractors to sponsor veterans with the goal of bringing new skilled workers into the floor covering industry through apprenticeships. The partnership has since been actively recruiting veterans in both the U.S. and Canada and has seen tremendous results and surpassed expectations. At the outset of the partnership INSTALL and H2H set a goal of

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    INSTALL, Tarkett partner for Infection Control Risk Assessment health care CEU

INSTALL, Tarkett partner for Infection Control Risk Assessment health care CEU

Glassboro, N.J.—The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) and Tarkett are joining forces to educate the A&D community with its AIA-approved 1.5 LU opportunity. This spring, architects, designers and other flooring specifiers can join INSTALL and Tarkett for a series of five CEU programs focused on designing health care settings to prevent infection. The course, Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Best Practices for Healthcare Construction, is designed to fill the

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Manufacturers sign accord with INSTALL

Las Vegas—INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, recently collaborated with nine industry leading substrate and underlayment manufacturers here on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which signifies a collective industry endorsement of the group’s substrate prep certification program. The program requires each manufacturer specify the installer of their respective underlayment products as an INSTALL-certified installer or equal. Following this step, along with the successful completion of manufacturer proprietary testing, the

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WFCA, ESR Commercial become partners

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has developed a new business partnership with ESR Commercial, the country’s largest trade association real estate broker. With more than 35 years of

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Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has tapped industry veteran Steve Ehrlich as vice president of sales and marketing for its North American operations. Ehrlich most recently directed new business activity at Invista

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Crossville unveils 2018 Color Trends look book

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has released its 2018 Color Trends look book, forecasting the use of black and rich, shadowy hues in commercial and residential design in the coming year. In addition

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