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Hardwood Inspection Class to be held at USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, WI The National Academy of Floor Covering Training is proud to announce we will be holding a Hardwood Inspection Class and facility tour, at the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, June 10-15 2019. Register for the NAFCT Hardwood Inspection Class…
See this box shadow effect here? I created this with some CSS and it works fine on the Home page and category archive pages. But I was having trouble figuring out how to style the same white content area on my single pages and posts. So, I reached out for help from my fellow website developers on the OceanWP Theme facebook page who might be able to help me accomplish this. This article explains the problem in more detail and the solution I finally found through a different source.
Hand Safety in the Flooring Industry
Flooring professionals need their hands for just about all the work tasks they do and we all need healthy hands to perform daily activities. Hand safety is very important. Hand injuries are painful as well as disabling, and can easily require you to take time off work. Fixing and healing hands is often a difficult and lengthy process. Treat your hands like the valuable assets they are: make it your priority to protect them. Unfortunately, not enough flooring professionals, or workers in general, are heeding this advice. (more…)
Over the past number of years, there has been some consumer confusion and concern about rumored radon or radiation levels occurring in natural granites used for residential countertops, floor tiles, etc. The origins of this concern are advertisements published by manufacturers of competing materials. Levels of radiation from granitic products, while technically measurable, are in fact, just small fractional values of established thresholds for environmental safety. The reader is encouraged to study the information contained within this pamphlet to further understand how these levels are quantified and to appreciate the relative insignificance of any radiation attributable to natural stone surfaces. (more…)
TriStar Welcomes Schluter-Systems as Multi-Race Sponsor with LaJoie
TriStar Motorsports welcomes Schluter-Systems as a multi-race partner with driver Corey LaJoie. Having a previously established relationship, LaJoie continues to cultivate his partnership with Schluter-Systems who will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for four races in addition to an associate sponsorship for the entire season. (more…)
Spray-on Concrete Slab Densifiers, Hardeners & Moisture Cures
These products, commonly referred to as “slab densifiers,” are just different types of silicoid densifiers added to the concrete mix before the pour that have been on the market for over thirty years. They are finding new markets because of all the issues surrounding concrete moisture and moisture sensitive floor coverings.
Essentially they work exactly the same as the silicoids that are entrained into the concrete prior to its placement such as (more…)
How many times have you damaged the walls trying to remove baseboards?
Maybe you’ve seen the damaging results of someone else’s efforts to remove baseboards from the wall. Or those craters on the face of the base when the nails have been pulled out? Who would have thought you’d ruin the board if you pulled a nail out the same way you put it in?
Now, far be it for me to think this article will be some great teaching instrument for the already accomplished flooring professional. It’s not aimed at pros because they already know this stuff. This is for the new helper, or maybe the homeowner, do-it-yourselfer and home improvement wannabe. It’s for anyone who has slapped their forehead when they realized it’s gonna take more than just a little bit of new base to cover the damages you caused when trying to remove baseboards with brute force. (more…)
Milwaukee® Introduces the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer
Mix up to 15 Buckets on a Single Charge!
Milwaukee Tool continues to lead the shift from corded to cordless and enhances productivity for professionals once again with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer with 180° Handle. By harnessing their industry-leading M18 FUEL™ technology*, Milwaukee has developed the first dedicated cordless mud mixer designed with the performance, adaptability, and control needed by the trades. Powerful enough to mix heavy compounds, from stucco to concrete, the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer can mix up to 15 buckets of drywall mud on a single battery.** (more…)
Guest Article Written by Jill Canty
Walking around with no socks is one of summer’s simple pleasures. However, it can be hard to work up the courage to whip those socks off if your bare feet risk coming into contact with an icy cold surface, or worse, an uncomfortable material. If you want to free all 10 of your little piggies from their stockings all year round, you may want to consider investing in a more comfortable floor. Without further ado, here are our top choices for the most comfortable flooring materials available today. (more…)