Technical Tekno Install

Discussion in 'Spotlight on Flooring Professionalism' started by Steve Olson, May 6, 2017.

  1. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

    Not as a post rating. How 'bout a smilie? :nooo: = no, no, nooo! Or something from my personal collection: [​IMG] Prob'y not what you were thinking.
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  2. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yep, sounds like my experience with the stuff. They sent out a rep and an installer to do a training for us before we started a medical clinic and they said to use 1/32nd trowel and let dry. It's like the floor wasn't even glued, we quickly realized that the floor has to go in wet and use twice as much glue
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  3. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    No need for sympathy, the hospital dictates how many lineal feet I'm allowed to do per night. I'm glad I arranged to do it by the hour, doing piece work would of been a disaster. As it is, with me being here, the other guys that install for our shop, are reaping the benefits of all the Coretec and WPC installs. But, getting to be face to face with all the folks that make up the work force there, and seeing what they go thru everyday, has been a great experience. They have some outstanding people there, from the RN's to the housekeeping staff, really good people.
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  4. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Not sure how many feet of welding I've done, but I've gone thru 5 rolls of rod, into my 6th as of today. Only area left to do, is the Staff elevator corridor, which is only about a 10X22 area, with a large insert in the middle, but these are only elevators that can hold the patient gurneys and big laundry carts, so, I can only do one half at a time (day). Which means the custom made oversize insert, has to be cut in half, so, there is never a time when there is no access to the third floor. I offered several scenarios that could make it workable, I thought, to no avail. Oh well. The Teckno is tough on the Turbo Groover blades

  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I think you have more patience than the Doctors have patients. You and a helper?
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  6. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yep, they make me a little crazy. My Plant Services guy is awesome, he came in on the holiday, and then again on his day off, to set up infection control. He does a great job. But, among the administration, there seems to be a problem with the flow of information. But we work with them and make sure we are on schedule and our work is done as efficiently as possible. The patients come first, always.
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  7. JCW355

    JCW355 Pro Member

    I did a job that had 2 types of tekno floor. Dark and light colors. Dark had the fuzzy back light did not. I had curl issues as well. I was lucky in that I didnt have to finish what I started the same day. I cut my material long where the light color would cut off for a border later. I was able to let it dry till the next day plus being long it laid flat where I eventually cut it off for the border. I relaxed the material by back rolling it which helped some
  8. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Last sections installed.
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    Get a week off and then back to do the Cafeteria. Night work, and with out projected temps at 100+, that will work out just fine
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  9. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    I like it.

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