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Acclimation Also Important in Summer

For floor coverers, the way we work in very cold or very warm weather is a detail that is often forgotten and, if not handled correctly, can lead to problems. We hear talk about “acclimation” and most often think of the cold weather months.…

Necessity: Mother of invention

Temp, fast-track installations in the pandemic era First, to my readers, I hope that you, your colleagues and all of your families are keeping well in these uncertain times. As I am writing this, I have started my second month staying and…

Flooring preparation system for concrete

CustomTech, a division of Custom Building Products, has introduced what it calls the industry’s most advanced flooring preparation system to CSI Division 3 construction professionals. TechPatch TW, which is a rapid-curing, calcium…

Membrane provides sound abatement

Super SAM 125 sound abatement membrane from NAC Products is designed for surfaces that require impact and audible sound reduction without a sound-rated ceiling assembly. The product is a 1/8 in. thick, self-adhering, sound deadening…

Clarifying vinyl options

WPC? SPC? LVT? SVT? VET? VCT? I spoke at a presentation for a large flooring contractor recently about a variety of flooring in the resilient category, especially vinyl and rubber. After the meeting, one of the industry veterans in the…

Self-bonding anti-fracture membrane

The self-adhering Elastomeric Crack Bridging (ECB) anti-fracture membrane from NAC Products is a sheet applied elastomeric membrane is designed for use under floor surfaces that require protection from structural movement. ECB consists…

Installation communication

Setting realistic expectations can help installation teams For all of my 41 years in this industry, there has been deep concern for the shortage of qualified installers, and the situation is more serious now than ever. Retailers are…