FCICA Installation Manager Taskforce develops CIM Purpose Statement

November 19, 2014 | Comments Off on FCICA Installation Manager Taskforce develops CIM Purpose Statement

West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is delighted to announce that the Installation Manager Taskforce developed a Purpose Statement for the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program at the October Mid-Year meeting. The CIM Purpose Statement is as follows: The Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program provides training tools and assessment for qualified professionals within the commercial flooring industry to enhance their core skill set, experience and knowledge base, which are necessary to successfully manage commercial...

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FreeFit installation certification program taking hold

October 31, 2014 | Comments Off on FreeFit installation certification program taking hold

October 13/20, 2014; Volume 28/Number 9  By Louis Iannaco Five years ago, FreeFit luxury vinyl tile (LVT) was introduced into the U.S. market. A glueless loose-lay product, it was billed as having the “best-in-class wear layer” along with the “best warranty in the LVT market.” But with all the benefits and attributes attached to what many believe to be a truly innovative product, it still has to be installed properly for said benefits to be...

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How premium adhesives add value to installations

August 13, 2014 | Comments Off on How premium adhesives add value to installations

August 4/11, 2014; Volume 28/Number 4 For many its ‘pay now or pay later’ By Louis Iannaco The importance of a professional installation is inarguable. Everyone suffers from a poor installation—from the consumer and mechanic to the retailer, all the way up to the mill. When it comes to adhesives, exactly how do premium products add value to installations? What are the specific attributes that make these adhesives better than others? What functions should or...

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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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