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Resilient Flooring and Healthcare

Health care projects can have both additional risk and reward. New construction projects will have different requirements and obstacles than existing occupied projects. Before you bid a healthcare project, you need to do your homework. Each project is unique and can have special requirements based on facility type, customer expectations and time constraints.

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Installation care and maintenance issues, which lead to flooring failures

Editor’s note: Spring cleaning is upon us, and that means floors usually get more attention than normal. But improper cleaning or mishandling of floors can often be worse than ignoring floors altogether. Following advice from Gary in this regard is good to to keep in mind, whether you’re a homeowner or a flooring professional providing guidance to customers.

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The Language of Flooring Installation, Part 3

Today we are picking back up our series on understanding flooring adhesive terminology. In this section, Part 3, we will be continuing the discussion on some of the most important, and often misunderstood terminology regarding adhesives in the flooring industry. Let’s continue by examining “set”, “traffic” and “sound”.

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Focus on Resilient: Common Mistakes Made When Installing Sheet Vinyl

Far too many installers fail to read and follow the flooring and adhesive manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to sheet vinyl. I have seen many failures that could have been easily avoided by simply following instructions. I cannot tell you how often I have been told, “The customer wouldn’t pay for substrate preparation,” or “We couldn’t acclimate the flooring because this is new construction.” I always tell these installers you should not do the installation if you cannot do it right.

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The Language of Flooring Installation, Part 2

Beauty is only skin-deep, or as they say in the flooring business, surface-deep. But being in the adhesives business as we are, we’d like to respectfully disagree. For us, the real Buzz about beauty comes from down below—the Substrate, that is. For most people, they never see it, much less think about it. For us, it’s the most important thing there is. It deserves your time and attention. Speaking of which, let’s Buzz about Time, too!

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The Language of Flooring Installation, Part 1

With all his gadgetry, “Q” is not the kind of bond enhancer we will be talking about. Elastomeric is not some superhero that stretches. Heavy traffic is not just about 5 o’clock during a big city rush hour. Today, we’re buzzing about the language of flooring installation. And we’re interested in the words and definitions that accurately describe flooring adhesives and installation.

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Steps to a Greener Future

There is a growing awareness among consumers about the environmental and social impact of the products they use, and many are willing to pay a premium for products that are sustainably produced.

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Would you like fries with that?

The art of the assumptive close was born the day after McDonalds restaurants opened April 15, 1955. “Would you like fries with that?” was probably first asked for the first time and has been alive and well ever sense.

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