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All About Installing Barrier-Free Showers

All About Installing Barrier-Free Showers

What You Don’t Know Can Destroy Your Work By Steve Rausch When one discusses the level of difficulty and increased skill requirements in ceramic tile installations, most industry experts will agree that shower systems and water management are near the top of the scale. Steam showers seem to be the peak...
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Managing a Customer’s First Impressions

Managing a Customer’s First Impressions

By Tom Jennings, WFCA VP, Member Services Many flooring businesses train their internal team members a variety of ways to positively manage the customer’s first impressions. This is both logical and necessary given the logic that “nothing happens until somebody sells something.” It’s been my obser...
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Tile Floors: Proper Substrate Preparation

Tile Floors: Proper Substrate Preparation

By Greg Mowat, Forensic Tile Consultants Tile contractors, their employees and sub-contractors are responsible for using good judgment in ensuring the substrate is properly prepared prior to proceeding with an installation. Failure to properly prepare the substrate and accept the substrate in good worki...
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When to Use a Tile Backer Board

When to Use a Tile Backer Board

  By Bart Bettiga, NTCA   In order for a tile installation to be successful, the substrate (surface that the tile will be adhered to) must be suitable and properly prepared. In many instances, especially in residential construction utilizing wood frame construction, a tile backer board is an e...
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Avoiding Stone Tile Installation Failures

Avoiding Stone Tile Installation Failures

By Gregory Mowat, Forensic Tile Consultants   There’s been a dramatic growth of stone tile installations in the last 40 years. As such, the success of any stone tile installation requires the consideration of the stone’s specific properties and the understanding of those properties due to performan...
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NAFCT Adds IICRC Certification Wood Floor Maintenance Technician to its List of Classes

NAFCT Adds IICRC Certification Wood Floor Maintenance Technician to its List of Classes

The National Academy of Floor Covering Training (NAFCT) is proud to announce the addition of the IICRC Certification Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT) to its list of classes. IICRC-approved instructor Roy Reichow and the NAFCT are bringing the class to locations throughout the US and Canada with...
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