The National Academy of Floor Covering Training (NAFCT) has published its schedule and list of presenters for the Resilient Flooring Essentials Conference, set for September 21 and 22 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites in Charlotte, N.C.

September 21

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. “Concrete: Characteristics, Composition and Additives Impact on Performance and Vapor Emissions,” presented by Dean Craft, ISE Logik Ind.

9:15 - 10 a.m. “Gypsum and Concrete Underlayment: Hardness, Porosity and Bond Issues—Causes and Techniques to Identify Concerns Prior to Installation,” presented by Seth Pevarnik, Ardex

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. “Qualifying and Preparing Substrates for Resilient Flooring,” presented by Jeff Johnson, MAPEI

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. “Intricacies of Resilient Manufacturing and How it Impacts Installation and Maintenance,” presented by Jim Kups, Novalis

1:30 - 3 p.m. “Plasticizers and the Stability of Resilient Plank/Tile,” presented by Brent Fike, Roppe

3 - 4 p.m. “Sound Dampening and Performance of Cork and Cork Underlayment ,” presented by Don Jewell, Loba Wakol

4 - 5 p.m. “Data Logging, F2170 RH, Dew Point and Vapor Pressure,” presented by Andrew Rynhart, Tramex

September 22

8:15 - 9:45 a.m. WPC and SPC : A Panel Discussion—Manufacturing, Installation, Site Requirements and Maintenance,” presented by Len Daubler, Shaw Industries; Dave Altman, MetroFlor, and a speaker to be announced

10 - 10:45 a.m. “Flashcoves: Proper Construction and Installation Techniques,” presented by Mike Pigeon and Brett Fike, Roppe

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. “Heat Welding Resilient the Professional Way,” presented by William Thornton of Tarkett Sports

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. “Transitions: Construction, Composition and Proper Installation,” presented by Bill Treiber, Artistic Finishes

Following the second day of the conference, NAFCT will offer hands-on training for Resilient Heat-Welding and Flash Cove Installation.

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