Let’s start the New Year off with promising ourselves that we will learn more to earn more! It always works and it should be one of your goals. So, step up and find ways that this New Year will be better than you anticipated! Quickly run away from your “doom and gloom” friends. We can’t change the wind, but we can change the sails, so go for it!
2009 is a
NEW year, a NEW adventure, a NEW beginning and full of NEW opportunities! If you are sitting around and waiting for
something to come your way, chances are it is NOT going to happen! Call designers and dealers who sell quality
labor and sell YOU! You know what, we’ve
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Find more of these people. They
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way to start the New Year. “Book” knowledge never hurt anyone. Let’s see if you score 100% on this
installation test. We’re counting on
you. If not, it’s time to brush up for
the next “test!”
Standard tackstrip is _________ wide and ______inches thick.
____________ will distort the backing of the carpet.
It is never acceptable to ____________ the carpet to the
Seams are to be constructed on a ____________.
Use a non-heat conducting surface behind the
All rooms are to be ______________, regardless of size.
Americans with Disabilities Act is often referred to as
The estimator should always allow ___________inches of
overage on all cuts when measuring and a ________ pattern in the __________ and
that exists in patterned carpet when the lengthwise appearance is not in a
line is called _______.
that is surrounding on all sides is called ____________.
The distance between
the wall and tackstrip is known as the __________
____________is a condition that appears when the carpet is
growing along the edge.
A 5-pick carpet backing has _______ openings in the backing
that allows the “fillers” to fall through.
When water remains on the surface of concrete or beads up
this indicates a ______ substrate.
Portions of printed or tufted patterns that deviate from a
straight line describe _______.
The Occupational Safety and Health Association is also known
considered the acceptable range that indicates relative acidity or alkalinity
of the concrete substrate.
Moisture in vapor form in the air is referred
to as ________.
The _________ test is a method used to measure water or
moisture through the substrate by using duct tape to tape a section of plastic
to the floor.
test is a 72-hour test used to determine if the flooring will remain adhered to
20 -- Excellent!
14-16 -- OK
Less than 14 -- OOPS!
ANSWERS to Installer Questions #1
1-inch and ¼-inch
3 - full
- width and length
The Installer's Notebook #1
January 22, 2009