In early December, a group of flooring industry technical and installation experts and I gathered in Las Vegas at the Carpenters International Training Center to review installation guidelines from carpet, hard surface and stone manufacturers
What would the installation of a flooring product, relative to the adhesive used, for example, have to do with an appearance change on the face of the product? Nothing, but the warranty may tie the two together.
Flooring success relies on several factors including – but not limited to – the right product for the right space; the appropriate environment controlled; a non-compromising substrate; qualified and experienced installation experts; protection of the material after the installation, and care of the flooring from the onset of use.
Photos from various events that Floor Trends attended including NWFA 2012, Coverings 2012 and more!
Bonitz Flooring’s Harold Chapman (see “Profiles in Success: Bonitz Flooring Group” in our July issue) took the helm of the World Floor Covering Association on July 1, filling the role vacated by Jim Walters. Listen in to hear Harold’s thoughts on where the WFCA’s been, where it’s going and role it will play in the future of the floor covering industry.