Installers attending the Surfaces trade show will have a variety of informative installation showcases to choose from. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Surfaces 2009 will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, February 2-5. For more information, visit www.surfaces.com.
Surfaces 2009 Installation Showcases
Tuesday, February 3
11:00am – 12:00pm
Is Your Floor “Green” with Envy
Green, Green, Green…the industry is a buzz about going
Green. As eco-friendly and healthy
living is heavily promoted, how can you as floor covering professionals benefit
from increasing customer demands for healthier living? Learn about products
used in substrate preparations, flooring materials, adhesives and finishing
products with one philosophy in mind “Green”.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rectified Porcelain Tile
The installation of rectified Porcelain tiles is growing
with the increasing appeal for large format tiles that offer a crisp, clean and
uniform look. Rectified tile installations are very unforgiving, with flatness
requirements, and longer installation time. See first-hand the challenges with
installation of rectified tiles, use of the proper setting materials and
Wednesday, February 4
10:00am – 11:00pm
Mixing & Matching with Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) offers design flexibility,
performance advantages and the look of ceramic tile, metal, stone or natural
wood flooring to make a luxury design statement. Learn about the creative uses of patterns,
contemporary mix use of variety of styles that can work together i.e. use of
tile and wood flooring. The design ideas are endless and can be the edge you
are looking for on your next project.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Working with Woven Carpet
What is more elegant and durable than woven carpet? Most
retailers and installers shy away from woven carpets, because of liability
and/or limited knowledge of selling and installation. Attend this session and
get the information that can help with marketing to your customers. Learn proper installation techniques on
stretching, pattern matching, seam construction and tips to upgrade your
customers’ to luxury carpet.
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hardwood Flooring Finishes
What are the different types of finishes for hardwood
flooring? Finishes this session will
cover are oil modified and water-based finishes. You will learn the pro and cons for each
finish, application and maintenance for each.
Learn about industry changes with VOC regulations and why and how it
will impact your business.
Thursday, February 5
10:00am – 11:00am
Natural Stone Installation for Walls & Shower
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Keep the Noise Down! - Sound Control Suppression
Are you familiar with STC and IIC? If not, it could cost you a great deal. In
this session you'll learn the meaning of both and gain a better understanding
of how to sell and install sound suppressant systems.