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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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    Eye on installation: Fighting the labor shortage via training

Eye on installation: Fighting the labor shortage via training

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By John McGrath Gary Johnson, president and CEO of Toledo, Ohio-based American Flooring & Interiors, believes he has figured out a way to combat the single-most important issue facing the flooring industry today: the lack of qualified installers. The solution, he says, lies in a successful business model built on hiring the right people and fostering their growth via education, training and certification.

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    INSTALL expands terms of warranty program

INSTALL expands terms of warranty program

Chicago—INSTALL, the International Standards & Training Alliance, has expanded the terms of its warranty program. INSTALL will now provide its warranty contractors an additional, extended, free, non-proprietary and third-party installation warranty of $25,000 for two years. The expanded warranty is five times the original coverage amount and twice the coverage term. The INSTALL Warranty Program started in 2013 with a one-year warranty term and $5,000. “This has been a very

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    INSTALL weighs in at IIDEXCanada on flooring disasters

INSTALL weighs in at IIDEXCanada on flooring disasters

Toronto—John McGrath, director of INSTALL (International Standards & Training Alliance), a leading construction industry-endorsed floor covering installation and training certification program in North America, led a panel at IIDEXCanada Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. At the seminar, Flooring Disaster: Prevention and Recovery, McGrath said flooring contractors should’t be scapegoats every time a floor fails. Instead, due diligence should start higher up the contractor chain. “The cause of flooring problems is often

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    Judge’s panel chosen for Schönox ‘worst subfloor’ contest

Judge’s panel chosen for Schönox ‘worst subfloor’ contest

Florence, Ala. — Earlier this month HPS Schönox kicked off a Contest asking the question, Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor in North America?  Today, the company announced who will judge the responses to that question.  Schönox put together the Worst Subfloor in North America Contest to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them,

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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