|John McGrath, director of the International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), led the Flooring Disaster: Prevention and Recovery seminar at IIDEXCanada in Toronto.|
John McGrath, director of the International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), led the Flooring Disaster: Prevention and Recovery seminar and panel discussion at Toronto’s IIDEXCanada design and architecture expo and conference.
According to McGrath, flooring contractors can’t be scapegoats, every time a floor fails and due diligence has to start higher up the contractor chain. "General contractors and other subcontractors must understand that some of their activities can cause substrate problems for flooring installers, ranging from improperly leveled concrete floors to moisture intrusion in the slab. It is the best insurance policy to protect everyone involved."
Panelist Steve Zizek, flooring instructor, Resilient Floor Workers Training Trust Fund, Carpenters Local 27, added, "The cause of flooring problems is often related to the condition of the substrate. And it can be in poor shape long before the flooring contractor’s arrival on site."