Floor covering removal is a necessary step in a majority of installations, both residential and commercial. FCI convened a round-table of manufacturers to explore the latest advances and look at what is available to installation professionals thinking of adding removal to their service mix.
Leo Swan: The proliferation of new and interesting products for the flooring market, new designs, superior maintenance of materials and the promotion of these products to a generation of affluent homebuyers have caused the floor covering market to boom. It's only natural that "removal" is a necessary by-product of this trend. This, together with a shortage of experienced, trained mechanics, has created the need for a specialist installation professional. Floor covering sales outlets have always provided their own mechanics for service after the sale, but since these mechanics are now in very short supply, they have to turn to another method of being able to sell the complete job, hence, enter the installation professional.