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Installments: Why should I attend Surfaces?

January 6/13, 2014; Volume 27/Number 18

Swift, GerryBy Gerry Swift

Maybe I’ve been in a rut. Maybe I need some new ideas, a fresh approach or just some enthusiasm for flooring after a tough 2013. There is no better way to ignite those competitive fires than investing the time and money for a concentrated agenda of seminars, meetings, non-stop new ideas and networking. Yes, you have to be away from the familiar grind for a few days, but it’s worth it. Continue reading Installments: Why should I attend Surfaces?

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FCICA to host sixth webinar

West Bloomfield, Mich.  – The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) will host its sixth webinar on March 13 at 11:00 am EST.  Jeff Johnson will present “Preparing Post Abatement Treated Subfloors.”

During the course of the webinar, contractors will learn about some of the common problems associated with abatement-treated concrete subfloors as well as a unique and novel way to prepare them for secure subsequent floor installations.

Johnson will review the various chemicals used by abatement companies and why there are often problems for bonding future flooring installations.  By the end of the webinar participants will have learned about test methods to determine moisture content in concrete slabs and have an understanding of the challenges facing floor installation post abatement, including new product solutions.

Register today at  Registration deadline is March 12 at 3:00 pm EST.

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FCICA new commercial flooring buyer’s guide

West Bloomfield , Mich. –  The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) is excited to announce the completion of the commercial flooring online buyer’s guide that is now hosted on the FCICA website. This commercial flooring buyer’s guide will not only list manufacturers’ information but will also include consultant contact information, contractor contact information, products installed, and types of projects in which the contractors specialize. The guide is open to all flooring contractors, manufacturers, and others who service the flooring industry.

“This is a powerful tool for the flooring industry,” Kimberly Oderkirk, executive vice president, said. “It is the first time an architect, specifier or owner can find out which contractors install a specific product or do a specific type of project.  We are proud to be able to host this valuable information on our website at under the ‘technical resources’ section.”

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FCICA announces keynote speaker, educational sessions for Convention 2013

West Bloomfield, Mich. – The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) is proud to announce Wally Adamchik of Firestarter Speaking and Consulting as FCICA’s keynote speaker at the 31st Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., Feb. 24 to 27, 2013, at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.  “Get Connected” has a great line up of educational sessions geared towards installation managers in the flooring industry.  Attendees can register at the FCICA website at under the ‘Highlights’ section on the main page or under the events tab. Continue reading FCICA announces keynote speaker, educational sessions for Convention 2013

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FCICA 2013 convention registration now open

West Bloomfield, Mich. – The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), announced yesterday online registration is open and the tour schedule is set for the 2013 FCICA Convention, taking place at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA, February 24-27, 2013.    Continue reading FCICA 2013 convention registration now open

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FCICA's 4th webinar will be about cork

Join the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) for its fourth webinar, “The Fascinating World of Cork.” Christopher Capobianco will host the session on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 11:00am EST.

This introductory webinar will focus on cork floors; how they have been used for over a hundred years but in more recent decades have made a comeback because of their sustainable characteristics, functionality and unique look.  Capobianco, one of the industry’s experts on cork, will look at the history of the natural product, how it is made, cork installation and the basics of cork maintenance.

Register today for the webinar at

The registration deadline is November 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST.