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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CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013 Dalton—During a historic four-day training event earlier this month, more than 100 installers, dealers, claims analysts and industry associates gathered here to learn how to install flooring “the right way.” The training was sponsored by the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The event began with a laminate and wood installation workshop taught by CFI’s Bob Gillespie and Danny Sherman along with Armstrong’s Tim Provence as attendees participated hands-on to learn...

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FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

March 11, 2013 | Comments Off on FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

by Louis Iannacco Volume 26/Number 21; March 4/11, 2013 New Orleans—The place was filled to capacity as the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) gathered here from Feb. 24 to 27. Attendees met to network and learn about the latest developments in installation management techniques, programs and products. With 154 attendees, the most for the show in more than a decade, all educational sessions were full, according to Christopher Capobianco, sales/technical specialist for Spartan Surfaces and FCICA’s immediate...

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CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

October 18, 2012 | Comments Off on CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

Santiago, Chile – On the first evening of their trip to Chile, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association’s  (CFI) CEO Jim Walker and six CFI team members were stuck in an elevator between floors after an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck the Santiago region. The CFI team contacted maintenance personnel to get help; they had to crawl up to a higher floor to get to safety.  Though a bit rattled, the CFI team moved forward and completed...

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MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

June 15, 2012 | Comments Off on 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 mechanical edge-leveling systems. The results,...

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Tile & stone installation products added to ARDEX free iPhone app

March 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Tile & stone installation products added to ARDEX free iPhone app

Aliquippa, Pa.,— ARDEX Americas enhanced its already popular iPhone App by adding Tile & Stone Installation Products (TSIP) to the app’s capability. In addition to detailed product descriptions, this free app features a user-friendly calculator installers, distributors, architects and engineers can use to estimate the amount of ARDEX product required to cover a job area directly from an iPhone. (more…)

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Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

March 12, 2012 | Comments Off on Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Sustainability top of mind for tile and stone show Orlando, Fla.—A trio of design ideas incorporating tile and stone will come to life next month as part of Coverings 2012 with the presentation of this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Scheduled for April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center here, Coverings is more than an exhibition of tile companies showing their latest wares, noted Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors...

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Coverings renews “PROJECT: Green” to recognize sustainable tile/stone installations

December 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Coverings renews “PROJECT: Green” to recognize sustainable tile/stone installations

Alexandria, VA— Coverings is once again seeking superior stone and tile projects that place a premium on innovative, sustainable design. Worthy installations will be recognized by PROJECT: Green, a program presented by the international tile and stone super show together with Environmental Design + Construction magazine. Projects chosen for their exceptional eco-minded achievements will be honored in a centerpiece display at the April 17-20 expo and conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando,...

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