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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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    Wood adhesive producers keeping it green

Wood adhesive producers keeping it green

ANSWERING THE CALL FOR SAFETY By Louis Iannaco When it comes to improving their products, wood glue manufacturers take great pains in developing adhesives that are not only effective and get the job done for installers, but are environmentally safe for
 both the professional
 and homeowner. Wood flooring adhesive producers agree on the importance of staying abreast of the latest rules
and regulations and practicing industry environmental standards.. They acknowledge that

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    MAPEI introduces next-generation, sound-reduction membrane

MAPEI introduces next-generation, sound-reduction membrane

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Researchers at MAPEI have delivered a new, patent-pending sound-reduction membrane for use in both residential (homes, apartments, condominiums) and light commercial (office buildings) environments. Mapesonic 2 provides reduced transmission of both impact sound (footsteps, dropped objects, etc.) and airborne sound (voice, TV, etc.) through floors. The membrane also helps prevent movement up to 3/8″ (10 mm) wide from transmitting through flooring assemblies.

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    Emergence of spray, roll-on adhesives taking hold

Emergence of spray, roll-on adhesives taking hold

by Louis Iannaco Until recently, when it came to laying down flooring, installers had to literally get down and dirty. Down went the floor, and down went the installer with it, leading to a litany of aches, bruises and, in later years, a retirement filled with chronic pain. “There has to be a better way,” was a phrase muttered by mechanics everywhere. Well, now there is a solution.

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    Manufacturers form new wholesale alliances

Manufacturers form new wholesale alliances

Hicksville, N.Y.—A quintet of suppliers—HomerWood, High Performance Subfloors (HPS), IndusParquet, Mapei and Metroflor—have each announced new distributor partnerships. HomerWood has added B.R. Funsten and Co. to distribute its solid and engineered hardwood floors for the California, Arizona and Nevada markets. Funsten is headquartered in Manteca, Calif., and has 25 branch locations throughout the three states.

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Best Tile brings its distribution strength to Mapei products

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI, a manufacturer of tile and stone installation systems in the global market, has partnered with Best Tile, one of the strongest independent distributors on the East Coast of the United States, to provide MAPEI’s total line of products to flooring contractors from North Carolina to Maine.

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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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    Using adhesives in commercial spaces

Using adhesives in commercial spaces

by Louis Iannaco What are the top aspects manufacturers have in mind when developing adhesives for high-traffic commercial areas? How are they different from residential adhesives? According to executives, those questions can only be answered by starting with the flooring type being installed as each requires a particular application.

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MAPEI joins Collaborative for High Performing Schools

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI Corporation has joined the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and has registered a number of its adhesives, mortars, grouts and waterproofing products with the CHPS High Performance Products database. “We believe the programs that have evolved from the Collaborative for High Performance Schools provide a standard that sets the bar for manufacturing companies who want to demonstrate their sustainability in the construction market,” said

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    MAPEI introduces eco refill packaging for its adhesives

MAPEI introduces eco refill packaging for its adhesives

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI continuously works to achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability. The company has recently directed its efforts toward environmental sustainability with the introduction of ecological refill packaging for its adhesives used in floor covering installations. During 2012 MAPEI will begin producing Ultrabond ECO 20, Ultrabond ECO 185, Ultrabond ECO 711 and Ultrabond ECO 810 in 1-gallon [3,79-L] plastic pouches, which will be packaged four per standard RSC corrugated

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    MAPEI gives away 75K in honor of 75 years of excellence

MAPEI gives away 75K in honor of 75 years of excellence

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – As part of its celebration of Mapei Group’s 75 years in business, MAPEI Americas is rewarding its loyal customers with a sweepstakes worth a total of $75,000 in cash and prizes. During 2012, contractors in the tile, stone and floor-covering installation sectors and in the concrete restoration sector will have a chance to enter the “$75K Giveaway” sweepstakes each time they purchase select MAPEI products. Entry

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First ever certified sustainable tile products unveiled

After 5 years developing an all-encompassing multi-attribute sustainability standard for tile and tile installation materials, the very first certified sustainable products are being announced. Cumulatively, eight major manufacturers of tile and installation materials have hundreds of products that are already certified or will be certified by the start of Coverings on April 17, with yet even more of their products still in the evaluation process and expected to earn certification

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    MIA launches new Stone of North America app

MIA launches new Stone of North America app

Cleveland — The Marble Institute of America has just released a comprehensive, new iPad app that gives design and construction professionals quick, easy access to detailed information about natural stones quarried in North America. The Stones of North America app is available for free download at the iTunes Store. The app has been produced by MIA with generous support from MAPEI, the world leader in the production of adhesives and other

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    MAPEI’s Eco Prim Grip simplifies tile renovations

MAPEI’s Eco Prim Grip simplifies tile renovations

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Placing new, modern tile over existing tile has just become much easier with the introduction of MAPEI’s innovative ECO Prim Grip, a ready-to-use bond-promoting primer that prepares an existing tile or stone surface to receive a new installation without the time, labor or dust of scarification. This synthetic-resin-based primer enhances the performance of mortars and their adhesion to existing ceramics and other difficult substrates, and it can be

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FCICA goes back to its roots

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.—There was a noticeable difference at the Flooring Contractor’s Association’s (FCICA) mid-year convention held here recently. The organization has gone back to what it was when it began in 1982: the commercial floor covering industry’s technical installation association.

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Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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