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[Savannah, Ga.] The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association held its 30th annual convention here, March 11 – 14. While celebrating a milestone was certainly on the group’s agenda, the meeting was packed with plenty of working sessions and networking. One main topic was the issue of subfloor moisture and the impact it is having on...
When talking with Bonitz Flooring Group president and CEO Harold Chapman, the enthusiasm and passion he has for the business comes through loud and clear. But so does a very straightforward and certain business plan.
Choose a company that...
...has relationships with leading carpet, hard surface and installation products manufacturers
Because...it enables the contractor to negotiate the most competitive pricing and leverage that purchasing power to incent vendors to perform their very best.
Here are examples of floorcovering products, and why manufacturers claim these are green and/or environmentally responsible:
More dimensionally stable and more durable than many types of hardwood floorcovering. When properly maintained, bamboo floorcovering has a long life cycle, far outlasting the time needed for new bamboo to be grown and harvested to...
What are some of the performance components that make carpet perform well? Although you needn’t be an expert on all carpet matters, a basic understanding of construction will help you choose a carpet that meets the physical and aesthetic needs of your space. Plus, a working knowledge about construction will help everyone on the project — manufacturers, designers, contractors and end users —...
Choose the Best Product
A recent survey in Engineering News Record reported that six out of seven product failures were due to selecting the wrong product for the job. StarNet Members live, eat and breathe flooring products of all types and are excellent resources you can tap for advice. Here are some tips for choosing the right flooring material:
Put a product...
Accurately estimating costs for a flooring installation project involves a combination of factors. Although most normal subfloor preparation steps can be anticipated and therefore estimated before the project begins, game-changing situations such as actual job site conditions and subfloor variables can lead to additional, unanticipated costs. The more you understand how a...
Wood planks manufactured with acrylic impregnation were developed specifically to stand up to the rigors of commercial environments. The impregnation adds durability, toughness and traffic resistance, is the key difference between residential and commercial hardwood. Randy Gablehouse, general sales manager, commercial floor products, Armstrong World Industries, says, "The...
Green products have a lingo all their own. Familiarize yourself with some of the more frequently used terms:
The ability for waste material to decompose back into the ecosystem.
Using products and/or manufacturing waste and by-products to produce or
manufacture a similar product.