Lightweight Subfloor Solution

Reduce Dead Load

Renewal of America‚Äôs cities involves the adaptive reuse of existing structures and provides unique opportunities to contribute to lifestyle, sustainability and preservation. The approach is noted by Gensler, worldwide architecture and design firm; ¬† ¬† ‚Äú…adaptive reuse focuses on taking a building that‚Äôs past its prime and¬†renovating it for new purposes in line ¬†with contemporary…

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Your Floor Is Only As Good As Your Platform

While carpet and carpet pads hide a lot of deficiencies found in typical subfloors, things like wood, tile, and LVT/LVP flooring reflect those deficiencies: Uneven joints between planks, sheets and tiles; Floors with obvious slopes, bumps, ridges and/or rolls, etc. These deficiencies can quickly turn what was anticipated to be a beautiful LVP floor into…

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‚ÄúInstalling Laminate Flooring: Underlayment, the Floor and More‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúLaminate flooring may, quite literally, seem like a snap. With technologically advanced locking systems and no need for adhesives, the product may seem like a no-brainer to install. However, even the simplest installation can go wrong if the subfloor isn‚Äôt prepped, the proper underlayment isn‚Äôt used and transitions between the laminate and other flooring types…

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‚ÄúReflecting on FCI and the Industry‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúI began installing in 1976. I started in carpet, then when the economy slowed in the ‚Äė80s, I decided to expand into other flooring categories. I went to as many training seminars as I could, and on-the-job training for tile, hardwood, and resilient vinyl. I remember when Floor Covering Installer first came out and thought,…

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