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    New Mapei solutions meet installation needs

New Mapei solutions meet installation needs

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—To meet the challenges inherent in the repairing and smoothing of existing gypsum underlayments before the installation of floor coverings, Mapei is complementing its traditional self-leveling technologies with two new high-performance, gypsum-based solutions—Planitex SL high-flow, gypsum self-leveling underlayment and Planitex SLF fiber-reinforced, gypsum self-leveling underlayment. Planitex SL and Planitex SLF are for use in dry interior residential and commercial areas. Planitex SL has high-flow characteristics, is easy to

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    Mapei supports Gary Sinise Foundation

Mapei supports Gary Sinise Foundation

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Mapei has provided Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program with flooring installation products for a wounded veteran’s smart home. The company supplied mortars, grouts and adhesives for installing tile, stone, wood, carpet and vinyl flooring in the home of U.S. Marines Staff Sergeant Jason Ross in Fallbrook, Calif. “It is a privilege for us to work with the Gary Sinise Foundation to help soldiers like Jason return to a

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    Edelmayer joins Mapei Americas

Edelmayer joins Mapei Americas

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Eric Edelmayer has joined Mapei Americas as the business development manager for sheet membranes. In his new role, Edelmayer will promote existing sheet membrane products and expand the company’s sale of sheet membranes into new areas. Edelmayer has been in the tile industry for over 30 years, specializing in sheet membranes for waterproofing, crack isolation and sound reduction. His experience varies from technical services to sales management. Most

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    Adhesive producers dish on sticking to standards

Adhesive producers dish on sticking to standards

October 13/20, 2014; Volume 28/Number 9 By Louis Iannaco For adhesive producers, ‘adhering’ to industry standards shows their customers that safety is a priority when it comes to formulating and developing products. While there are universal standards most manufacturers follow, they also utilize different guidelines depending on what they produce and to which markets they cater, with the heaviest emphasis in recent years on green developments. Take Bostik, for example.

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    Adhesives: Formulating a premium product

Adhesives: Formulating a premium product

Suppliers dish on best of the best June 9/16, 2014; Volume 27/Number 29 By Louis Iannaco What constitutes a premium adhesive? What must it do? Are there actual industry standards for what is considered premium? According to several adhesive producers, numerous factors must be taken into account when it comes to a product’s premium status, and, in certain segments, the industry is setting standards as stricter guidelines are being put

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    Tile companies emphasize green initiatives

Tile companies emphasize green initiatives

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11 By Louis Iannaco As consumers learn more about the benefits of product sustainability, tile associations and producers are increasingly embracing the concept of answering the green call through the creation of initiatives, programs and product offerings leading to a market that has now become permeated with environmentally friendly products. With ceramic and porcelain tile already considered an ecofriendly product, the segment has raised the

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    MAPEI enters Turkey with Wallmerk acquisition

MAPEI enters Turkey with Wallmerk acquisition

Milan, Italy – Mapei SpA – a worldwide leader in manufacturing chemical products for the building industry that produces more than 1,400 products for more than 55,000 clients all over the world – now operates 63 plants in 31 countries on five continents, thanks to the acquisition of 100% of the Turkish company Wallmerk Construction Chemicals Building Industry and Trade. Founded in 2007, Wallmerk Construction is located in in Polatli

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    Mapei wins Manufacturer of the Year

Mapei wins Manufacturer of the Year

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – When the Manufacturers Association of Florida announced the four winners of this year’s Manufacturers of the Year competition, Mapei’s Fort Lauderdale plant took home the award for the category of Manufacturers with 66-130 Employees. The Association judged each company on leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, and process management. In addition to evaluation of applications, tours of finalists’

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    Adhesives companies diversify product offerings

Adhesives companies diversify product offerings

By Louis Iannaco Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 When it comes to adhesives manufacturers, the goal has always been pretty simple: getting product to stick to the floor. However, FCNews spoke to several companies at Surfaces 2013 and learned there’s more to the story.

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    Upcoming CTDA webinar: ‘Overcoming the Payroll Challenge’

Upcoming CTDA webinar: ‘Overcoming the Payroll Challenge’

The next Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) webinar will be “Overcoming the Payroll Challenge” with Dr. Albert Bates, chairman, president and founder of the Profit Planning Group. The session is scheduled for Thursday, January 31 at 11am (CST). What’s it all about? Distributors are continually being asked to “take costs out of the system.”  At the same time, most distributors run extremely efficient warehouse and trucking operations as well as

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    CFI carpet certification at Surfaces 2013

CFI carpet certification at Surfaces 2013

Through a partnership with Surfaces 2013, CFI Training and Certification is available  Jan.29 to 30 on the Mandalay Bay Showroom Floor.  The show special provides a great opportunity to be part of the first event of this kind at Surfaces. The Surfaces special price of $495 (savings of over $600) is a value for flooring installers to test in four categories: CFI Carpet Residential I-II and Commercial I-II. All supplies and tools

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    Total Solutions Plus 2012 ‘best yet’

Total Solutions Plus 2012 ‘best yet’

By Louis Iannaco  Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012 Rancho Mirage, Calif.—Officials at the recent 2012 Total Solutions Plus (TSP) conference were pleased that more than 400 participants took part in networking and educational opportunities in the ceramic tile segment. The significant growth encouraged guests to deem the event the best Total Solutions Plus show thus far. TSP was sponsored once again by the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the

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    FCICA’s mid-year meeting a ‘huge success’

FCICA’s mid-year meeting a ‘huge success’

By Louis Iannaco  Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012 Florence, Ala.—The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) recently held its 2012 Mid-Year Meeting here at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa. The event welcomed 75 attendees, including contractors and associates, for what was said to be “by far the most successful mid-year meeting in FCICA history,” according to the group’s executive vice president, Kim Oderkirk. The four educational sessions were major draws

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FCICA announces keynote speaker, educational sessions for Convention 2013

West Bloomfield, Mich. – The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) is proud to announce Wally Adamchik of Firestarter Speaking and Consulting as FCICA’s keynote speaker at the 31st Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., Feb. 24 to 27, 2013, at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.  “Get Connected” has a great line up of educational sessions geared towards installation managers in the flooring industry.  Attendees can register at the FCICA website

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    SURFACES and CFI offer certification at 2013 show

SURFACES and CFI offer certification at 2013 show

Dallas — Surfaces and the International Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) are enhancing their partnership by providing floorcovering installers the opportunity to earn their carpet installation certification at the 2013 show being held January 29-31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This is the first time that CFI has offered this certification at Surfaces. “CFI is very appreciative of the opportunity to share ideas and techniques that

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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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