Innovations4Flooring introduces new drop lock installation techniques

July 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Innovations4Flooring introduces new drop lock installation techniques

Willemstad, Curaco — Innovations4Flooring, a new installation technology company, announced two new products—TripleLock and Click4U. The  company said the offerings provide a unique drop lock installation technique for flooring panels that eliminates the need for an additional insert on the short side. According to the company, this elimination provides manufacturers with the possibility to improve productivity levels as well as to reduce their costs and carbon footprint. For both solutions several international patent applications have...

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FCICA: Group continues focus on installation management

March 24, 2014 | Comments Off on FCICA: Group continues focus on installation management

Volume 27/Number 23; March 17/24, 2014 By Louis Iannaco St. Pete Beach, Fla.—The mood was upbeat as the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) gathered here amidst the sun and surf March 2–5 for its 32nd annual convention. A total of 149 attendees—including 29 first timers—met to network and greet old and new friends alike while learning about the latest developments in commercial flooring installation, management techniques, best practices, programs and related products. (more…)

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WFCA sets 2014 installation training dates

February 24, 2014 | Comments Off on WFCA sets 2014 installation training dates

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 Anaheim, Calif.—Following a successful launch in Chicago in mid-January, the remaining five 2014 installation training courses sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and taught by the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) have been secured. “The Chicago event was so well received, WFCA affiliates and member companies clamored to secure one of the five remaining seminars,” said Scott Humphrey, WFCA’s CEO. “We couldn’t be more pleased with...

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Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

February 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Jenna Lippin State-of-the-art technology not only takes floor covering products to the next level, it also advances installation methods, devices and products. With that said, adhesive companies represent a particularly important niche within the industry with new, progressive formulas that translate into faster, easier installations and also lend themselves to healthier indoor environments with low VOCs and various “green” certifications. AAT Advanced Adhesive Technology’s (AAT) most recent innovation...

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Fighting moisture issues in flooring installation

December 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Fighting moisture issues in flooring installation

Dec. 9/16 2013; Volume 27/number 16 By Gary Liddington Moisture problems are the bane of anyone associated with flooring installation, and the battle begins long before the first plank, tile or sheet is actually installed. The opening salvo is proper subfloor preparation, pure and simple. No one would paint her house over existing chipped and peeling paint, so why would anyone embark on an installation of quality flooring without ensuring the surface is properly prepared...

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CFI sets dates for installation demos at Int'l Surfaces Event

November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on CFI sets dates for installation demos at Int'l Surfaces Event

Kansas City, Mo.—CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association through its partnership with Surfaces has a huge presence at The International Surface Event 2014 for flooring installation training. (more…)

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CFA sets date for WFCA-CFI Installation Extravaganza

November 18, 2013 | Comments Off on CFA sets date for WFCA-CFI Installation Extravaganza

Chicago—The Chicago Floorcovering Association (CFA) kicks off the first WFCA-CFI Installation Extravaganza on Jan. 14. “We welcome flooring installers from everywhere to attend our first event of 2014 at E.J. Welch in Elk Grove Village, Ill.,” Tom Shepardson, president of CFA said. “This is a huge savings for CFI training which is normally $495.00 per workshop. With the $200 WFCA sponsorship per installer for WFCA members and the opportunity to use additional WFCA scholarships, it’s...

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Flooring associations discuss installation issues

October 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Flooring associations discuss installation issues

Chicago—The Floor Covering Industry Issues Council (FCIIC) focused on installation issues at its fall meeting here recently.
Leaders of flooring industry trade associations convened to share information on an array of topics and explore opportunities to partner on initiatives that create value for their members and the overall flooring industry.

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WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

October 28, 2013 | Comments Off on WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

Six regional training programs slated for 2014 Oc. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 Anaheim, Calif.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has launched the first nationwide flooring installation training showcase which will be overseen and taught by the Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The collaboration was born out of the WFCA’s long-standing relationship with CFI dating back to 1998. As part of the coordinated effort, the WFCA will sponsor six regional training programs offering complete installation...

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CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

October 21, 2013 | Comments Off on CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

Kansas City, Mo.—Surfaces and CFI, through a partnership to provide installation training for flooring installers, are offering the opportunity to earn certification in wood, laminate and ceramic flooring installation at Surfaces 2014. At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the CFI team of instructors will present two courses to run simultaneously on the showroom floor on the lower level on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29. (more…)

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