Welcome one and all, to the big show! For those of you attending Surfaces you know your feet will complain and your wallets may be drained. But remember you are here to look, listening and learn about new products and proper applications.
I was told by a wise man that, “Attention to detail will always make the finished product look better as a whole,” and my father has never given me (or anyone else who asked) bad advice. Did I mention the price was always right too? The following photos are of two commercial vinyl jobsites that both have very similar concerns, the lack of attention to detail. In most of the photos the problems are obvious but in others some explanation is needed so that we can learn from the mistakes made. First and foremost if you are unfamiliar with a manufacturer’s product don’t wing it!
Summer is here and everyone is looking at his or her family rooms and basement areas (high traffic) wanting to replace or upgrade the carpet. For these types of areas the best fiber selection has been polypropylene (Olefin). We typically refer to them as Berbers, loop pile construction that we give street names like "Pop Corn." Olefins have seen the largest growth in usage over all other yarn systems for almost 20 years running.
With this being the annual "Trouble Shooting Guide," I thought it would be appropriate to understand just what a trouble-shooter is. In Webster's New World Dictionary, a troubleshooter is defined as "a person charged with locating and eliminating the source of trouble in any flow of work."
Now that you have gotten over the shock of Part 1, the photos here are the next steps that were taken. The GC is somewhat of a tree hugger (I mean that in a good way) so using renewable resourced products, green earth, good-for-the environment -type materials in the renovation process is one of his top priorities.
Underlayment seam telegraphing; what is it and why does it happen? Simply put, underlayment seam telegraphing is the transference of a substrate profile outward/upward into the top or finish layer of floorcovering.
Adhesive manufacturers don't set out to purposely engineer glue that does not work, contrary to what you may have heard. Exstensive testing is done to insure that the window of application performs in a variety of job site conditions.