Archive for: 2016

As a flooring inspector I have seen many different things involving flooring, the one thing that is constant; if a floor fails, the homeowner suffers. Sure sometimes the installer suffers because they have to pay for the failure, sometimes the retailer suffers, sometimes the manufacturer suffers, but ALWAYS the homeown…

One of the other things I’ve learned after spending close to 20 years in this business, is that not all installers are created equal. Years ago we had craftsman doing the installation, more recently we have found that many installers are more skilled as helpers then “mechanics”,  but the lure of “easy money” pushes the…

I just returned from Dallas where I attended the first Installation Summit to address the current installation crisis. You might ask yourself what “crisis”? Well, in many parts of the country we simply do not have enough installers and across the country we have a shortage of competent installers. Many topics were disc…

Surfaces 2016 Blog post   I recently returned from the Surfaces Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is always an amazing event, aside from the shin splints and blisters from all the walking there is always a great deal to see and learn.  I spent a great deal of time with adhesive manufacturers, tile setting material m…