When more is not better: adhesive crosslinking

FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY WHAT HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY would be complete without first citing a definition of the topic at hand? “Fishing: to understand the art of fishing, we first need to define, ‘what is a fish?’” However, high school or no, sometimes a definition is warranted — particularly when the topic is not obviously clear. […]

A brain trust connecting us across the country: NFCA Board

Canada is a big country, and to talk to itself our industry needs strong connections between people across the land. Since NFCA was repurposed in 2015, it has experienced tremendous growth and support from construction professionals across Canada. This growth has been made possible due to several factors including:  A long-standing frustration within the floor […]

Quality assurance program

An exercise in best practices The quality assurance program (QAP) continues to build momentum in the commercial sector of the floor covering industry here in Canada. QAP is now being specified more frequently by consultants, building owners and even general contractors in multiple provinces. This is a step forward in the battle for the floor […]

Committees tackle important construction challenges

Finding and filling cracks Bringing attention to some of the issues that plague us as floor coverers and helping to find solutions remains one of NFCA’s main objectives. One way we do this is by inviting industry experts from around the country and from other related industries to participate on teams tasked with addressing some […]

An unresolved issue

The gap between Divisions 3 and 9 For many years, the same old scenario has repeated. The floor covering installer and general contractor butt heads over who will correct the concrete slab prior to floor covering installation. Over and over, we hear the same thing: “It’s the floor guy’s job to prepare his surface (sub-floor) […]