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.
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:
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rectified Porcelain Tile Installation
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 techniques.
Wednesday, February 4
10:00am – 11:00pm
Mixing & Matching with Luxury
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
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Keep the Noise Down! - Sound
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.