Recently, I received an e-mail from an installer asking me to list the tools that should be the responsibility of the installer, and a list of those that should be the responsibility of the flooring retailer or contractor. It seemed, at least in his case, that he was required to furnish tools to do all kinds of flooring, although there are some materials that he rarely installs.
At first, I thought that perhaps I should stay away from this issue. It appears to me that to arbitrarily decide whose responsibility it is to furnish certain tools might alienate one group from the other. But while I realize that situations may vary, it is clear that someone needs to address the question.