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Dealing with Cutback Adhesive

Dealing with Cutback AdhesiveWith the resilient flooring industry shifting to more and more vinyl backed products, dealing with old cutback adhesive residue can become an issue. The issue at hand is that the plasticizers in the vinyl migrate down through and attack the Cutback Adhesive which softens it and then the cutback starts migrating up, [...]

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​The Importance of Subfloor Prep

The Importance of Subfloor PrepRegardless which type of resilient flooring is being installed, every floor will require some kind of subfloor prep. Every installation is unique and will have its own subfloor prep requirements. Careful and correct preparation of the subfloor is a major part of a satisfactory resilient floor covering installation. Roughness or unevenness [...]

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Sound Transmission and Flooring

Sound Transmission and FlooringSound Transmission and FlooringWhen it comes to flooring, the more muffled the sound, the better, especially in a multi-story building, house, apartments, or condominiums. Sound is transmitted when hard objects, like hard-soled shoes, furniture, dropped objects, or even dog claws impact a hard surface, like tile or stone. Without anything to absorb [...]

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​Moisture and How It Effects Solid Wood Flooring

Moisture and How It Effects Solid Wood FlooringMoisture and How It Effects Solid Wood FlooringMost problems associated with hardwood flooring are moisture related. Wood has a cell structure that enables it to take on and give off moisture depending on the moisture presented by the environment. Each wood species has a unique “shrinkage factor” which [...]

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Why Floating Floors Fail When Laminate Flooring first hit

Why Floating Floors Fail When Laminate Flooring first hitWhy Floating Floors FailWhen Laminate Flooring first hit the United States in 1994 under the brand name Pergo, flooring installation began to change. With Laminate flooring came a floating floor with a pad underneath it. Laminate was not the first attempt of a floating floor. Vinyl manufacturers [...]

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​How Not To Install That Flooring

How Not To Install That FlooringHow Not To Install That FlooringWe all have bad days, but some people just have bad habits.I thought I would share some of the issues I run into and hear about. Don’t use paint sticks to shim a bad subfloorI did pull from 3 boxes. What shade issue?What do you [...]

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What Exactly is Luxury Vinyl Tile?

What Exactly is Luxury Vinyl Tile? What Exactly is Luxury Vinyl TileIn the flooring world, there has always been a vinyl tile in one form or another. Today, the vinyl tile category continues to remain popular today, and continues to be the fastest growing market segment with double digit growth last year. LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), [...]

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​Benefits of Rubber Flooring

Benefits of Rubber Flooring Flexco RepelFlexco Prime SportsFlexco Distinct Designs & Creative ElementsRoppe Designers Choloee Rubber TileRubber flooring is becoming more and more popular, both in homes and in commercial settings, and there is a good reason for it. More people are discovering the unique benefits that rubber flooring offers, and how they are especially valuable [...]

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Maintaining Resilient Commercial Flooring

Maintaining Resilient Commercial Flooring Whether it is car engine or a flooring product, they’re going to last longer if they are installed and maintained properly. Hopefully, we don’t buy a $30,000.00 car and not perform any maintenance on it. Facilities using a no maintenance program are shortening the life cycle of the flooring product by not [...]

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​Choosing the Right Hardwood Grade

Choosing the Right Hardwood GradeOne of the most frustrating issues in flooring is having a beautiful new hardwood floor installed that doesn’t look like what the customer expected. Problems concerning the appearance of different grades of flooring are among the most numerous complaints that flooring contractors have to deal with.Because the characteristics of wood species [...]

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