Kris Jeter, owner, Upstate Flooring Designs and James Island Flooring in South Carolina, and Gabe Evjen discuss their relationship to flooring and each other and the importance of doing what you love. They offer some advice for the next generation of installers.
In Part II of John Steier’s interview, he talks about working with students in a local high school, teaching them how to install carpet, what it was like for him and the students, and challenges others to do the same.
Mortars have a finite realm of applicability. Installers at every experience level develop bad habits that see them using mortars to perform functions well outside this realm. Let’s look at three of the more prevalent mortar misuses and misconceptions.
Jon, a few NWFA Regional Instructors and Bostik technical trainers traveled to Mexico City for an education and training session. Over the course of the two-day event, participants learned how to properly install and mitigate moisture under resilient products.
P.J. Arthur, CEO and founder, Natural Fiber Installer Certification (NFIC), started installing carpet with his father. That knowledge led to 50 plus years installing, and through NFIC, he seeks to help others do the same.
John Steier, owner, Steier Flooring in Algona, Iowa, possesses an obvious passion and enthusiasm for flooring that has carried him through a 20-year career in the flooring industry, but he did not necessarily start there.
Every installation stands to benefit from the heightened long-term stability that underlayment products provide. Often, the most important steps to a project need to be taken before the first tile is set.