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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Installments: Prepare for installation management success

September 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Installments: Prepare for installation management success

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11 By Gerry Swift Let’s face it, no matter how well the sales process goes, if the job blows up in the field, we’re going to be looking for a new client to replace the one we just lost. Our reputation suffers along with the more immediate financial turmoil. (more…)

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NWFA, Armstrong partner for professional installation

April 9, 2013 | Comments Off on NWFA, Armstrong partner for professional installation

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals (NWFACP) and Armstrong Floor Products have announced a dual-certification program for installers. This opportunity will allow installers to build credibility in the marketplace by holding certifications from two highly recognized entities. “This partnership is a huge win for the industry as a whole,” said Michael Martin, NWFA’s president and CEO. “Each certification program exists to ensure the best possible wood flooring installation. This partnership will build on...

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Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

March 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Division recently hired Brian Day as market manager, ceramic nstallation systems. In this position, he will draw on his 10 years of industry management experience and hands-on skills to supervise the complete product lifecycles of Bostik’s entire ceramic installation line. (more…)

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