A good floor covering installation results when the right installation products are used by the installer in combination with proper installation practices and a pre-installation visit of the job site.
Good results on actual jobs flow from the combination of the right product with the floor covering installer's use of good practices and proper provisions for job conditions, especially if they are unusual.
Many of us go through life doing basically the same things the same way because they work or because we don’t want to spend the time to learn to do something differently. Re-education can also mean going back to the way you used to do something but you dropped the method that was easier or faster but not necessarily better.
Throughout the years I have attended seminars, presentations and demonstrations showcasing various ways to simplify some of the repetitive steps involved in floor covering installation. Some of them may be old hat; others may make your installation a little easier.
In June, I had the privilege of speaking at the one-week session of the Advanced Flooring Specialist School for Commercial Carpet Inspectors in Dalton, Ga. The inspectors in attendance were there at their own expense, looking to increase their knowledge and their ability to do a better job when inspecting complaints.
These days, it seems that the main topic of discussion when two or more people involved in the floor covering installation business have a conversation is always “How can we reduce or minimize complaints?”