Christopher Capobianco is a fourth generation floor covering specialist with over 26 years in the flooring business. His background includes work as a retailer, architectural sales representative, technical support manager, writer, educator and activist. He is active in a number of industry volunteer organizations, including ASTM Committee F.06 on Resilient Flooring, the Long Island Floor Covering Association, FCICA and IICRC. He works in his family's retail flooring business, Fred's Carpet of East Northport, Long Island, and has his own consulting business, Flooring Answers.
Cork was first used as a floor covering in the early part of the 20th century, although its use fell off by about the 1960s. Cork has been making a comeback since the start of the 21st century, largely because it's considered "environmentally friendly."
Congratulations to FCI and its amazing staff for 20 years of what’s become a very well-liked and well-read publication. I continue to hear from readers who enjoy these pages and read FCIon a regular basis.
When my editor gave me the assignment for this month’s “Let’s Talk Resilient” column as “common mistakes made during resilient installation,” I thought about it for a moment. The first word that came into my mind was “assumptions."
I grew up in a retail flooring business and along the way I learned a lot about resilient flooring, carpet and glue-down hardwood, and just a little about the first floating floors that hit the North American market in the mid-1980s.