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Commercially driven stone-look LVT visuals

Luxury vinyl tile specialist Karndean Designflooring has added six stone visuals to its LooseLay range. The non-interlocking floating floor is said to be notable for multi-directional visuals, speedy install time, acoustic properties (ΔIIC 16dB), individually replaceable tiles and seamless transition to commercial carpet tile. The visuals replicate the looks of travertine, concrete and slate in a 20 mil loose lay LVT format. The product can be laid over most existing hard floors with … [Read More...]

Text messaging app for installers

RollMaster Software, a flooring specific business management software, has announced an integrated app designed to allow clients to automatically connect with customers for appointment reminders and installation scheduling changes via text messaging. The goal of the integration is to keep install crews busy installing by avoiding down-time from cancellations, the company says. The app comes with a dashboard and functionality that also allows for direct text communication with customers as … [Read More...]

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The new age of training and development

I THINK WE HAVE ALL HEARD the statement “it’s a new world” enough that it’s tiring. By Lee Senter The subject of “the new world” certainly stimulates conversation and there are always lots of responses, but exactly what is new out there? What are we going to experience? How will things be different? The reality is that all levels of a company’s management team have likely been involved in … Read More...

The forgotten marketing metric: RESULTS

It was one of the few warm, early spring days in April. I was coasting back into the neighbourhood after a ride on the local bike trail, while such things were still open during the pandemic. Three of the little, neighbourhood girls were playing outside in the sun. The oldest saw me, stood up and yelled, “Hi, Kerry.” I was going too fast to address each by name, so I called back, “Good morning, … Read More...

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Commercially driven stone-look LVT visuals

Luxury vinyl tile specialist Karndean Designflooring has added six stone visuals to its LooseLay … Read More

Text messaging app for installers

RollMaster Software, a flooring specific business management software, has announced an integrated … Read More

Cordless drill screwdriver

The Festool T18 cordless drill driver is compatible with the company’s Li-HighPower 4.0 HPC-ASI 18 V … Read More

Composite wood collections provide moisture resistance

Mohawk has added the TecWood Select line to its TecWood composite wood portfolio. The line … Read More


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Acclimation

Important in the summer also! For floor coverers, the way we work in very cold or very warm weather is a detail that is often forgotten and, if not handled correctly, can lead to problems. We hear talk about “acclimation” and most often think of the cold weather months. However, I’ve seen as many, if not more, problems with flooring that is not properly acclimated in the summer. Delivering … Read More...

Necessity: Mother of invention

Temp, fast-track installations in the pandemic era First, to my readers, I hope that you, your colleagues and all of your families are keeping well in these uncertain times. As I am writing this, I have started my second month staying and working at home. I could fill these pages with what it has been like to live and work in these circumstances, but I am well and so is my family. I wish the same … Read More...

Clarifying vinyl options

WPC? SPC? LVT? SVT? VET? VCT? I spoke at a presentation for a large flooring contractor recently about a variety of flooring in the resilient category, especially vinyl and rubber. After the meeting, one of the industry veterans in the group pulled me aside. “Christopher, we have a lot of new people here, and they may be shy about asking a lot of questions. I think a lot of the lingo … Read More...

Revisiting a popular format: Installation Q&A

It has been over a year since I did a Q and A column, and the questions keep coming. So, here are some recent ones that I’ve been asked, or are based on situations that I have run into. Q: What problems do you see most often in “click” floating floors? A: This category continues to grow as more products with synthetic cores (WPC, HPC, rigid core, etc.) are entering the market and traditional … Read More...