Even in the flooring installation industry, there’s an app for that. No really, there is. Smart phones are ruling the digital age and bringing more information to our fingertips, and the flooring world is no exception. Many companies are adapting their products to include additional support as well as tips and tricks. If you’ve thought about it on the job, there’s more than likely an app for it. We’ve rounded up a few apps from around the industry that help make life as an installer or contractor a little easier.

 

New Apps For the Flooring Contractor
 
New Apps For the Flooring Contractor
 

 

USG Tile and Flooring App

USG recently expanded the availability of their Tile and Flooring mobile app to Android users as well as updating it for all Apple users. The app allows contractors access to product information, installation videos, an image gallery and a material estimator. The estimator allows users to calculate the amount of installation material needed for tile or vinyl installations.

The app also allows for another level of connectivity by letting users share photos of their own projects through USG’s Facebook and Twitter pages. “These changes have really taken the app to another level of usefulness,” said Steve Bjorklund, director of tile and flooring. “We’re constantly looking to see what we can do to make it easier on our customer to purchase, use and install our underlayments. Our new Android app and improved iPhone app is a great example of that commitment.”

New Apps For the Flooring Contractor
New Apps For the Flooring Contractor

iBorescope Video Inspection

iBorescope from General Tools & Instruments (General) is a video inspection app that is designed to let users instantly and wirelessly view and save high-def inspection video and images to any Apple and Android device. The app allows users to inspect areas that are inaccessible or potentially hazardous, while eliminating disassembly or teardown according to the company.

The app wirelessly connects to an Apple or Android device, projecting the image from the instrument onto the device screen. The iBorescope’s standard 9.8mm diameter, 1.83m long flexible-obedient camera-tipped probe streams high-definition VGA resolution video to the device, which can be viewed live or saved and played back at a later time. There are two bright white LEDs at the probe tip for easy visibility, and a thumbwheel on the pistol grip to adjust the brightness of the light.

New Apps For the Flooring Contractor
New Apps For the Flooring Contractor

 

ARDEX Americas Product Calculator

The ARDEX Americas Product Calculator and information app is designed for use by flooring installation professionals, contractors, architects, engineers and building professionals whenever product information is needed. The app features a calculator to find out the amount of ARDEX product required to cover an area at various depths, and is available both for Apple and Android devices. The app also gives detailed descriptions about the products and can direct users to local sales professionals.

New Apps For the Flooring Contractor
New Apps For the Flooring Contractor

 

Taylor Adhesive Guide (TAG)

W.F. Taylor Co., Inc. has launched a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad and the latest Android devices. It features a product selection tool, which gives users access to different types of adhesives for various flooring categories. The app lets users filter these results into four tiers: Ultimate, Premium, Better and Good price points.

The app also offers access to all Taylor products and documents such as MSDS/SPECS. Full product pages are also available by redirecting to the corporate website.