If you want to find out about some of the great new installation products in the marketplace, this is the issue for you!

We have showcased and highlighted 20 of the most exciting new products that have come into the flooring installation arena this past year.  We have let the manufacturers themselves tell you the story behind these exciting and interesting products and how they can help you in your installation business on a day-in-day-out basis.

We appreciate you taking the time to read these Product Showcases on pages 45-82.

We also want to thank these manufacturers for taking the time to provide this information, and for supporting the installation industry on a steady basis.

We also have a number of great feature articles that you should find extremely useful, one in particular by renowned  carpet installation expert Michael Hetts on pricing your installation work.  This article is going to be the beginning of a series we have planned in 2007 that will allow us to pull together from different parts of the country the installation rates that you are or should be charging for different forms of work.

We also have a truly informative piece on heat welding linoleum floors, and some great first person installation stories you might find quite amusing.

Just so you all know,FCIhas decided to expand next year to 10 issues in 2007-up from 9 this year. There will be many more informative how-to articles, tool features, and we plan on having a few very special theme issues next year as well.

I hope you enjoy this issue and I’d like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!