Roy Davison, CFI Master Installer #25, resides in Chillicothe, Mo. He is a former Past President of CFI, a member of the CFI Certification Team, industry consultant recognized for his extensive knowledge of the flooring installation trade, member of the CFI Technical Resource Team and instrumental in the creation of the CFI Proven Standards of Installation for all Flooring Surfaces.
Edge protection and transition profiles between hard and soft surface flooring are probably the last thing consumers consider important in having an installation performed, when in fact they are a vitally essential part of the installation process.
About a year-and-a-half ago, I received a phone call from a gentleman asking for an estimate on re-sealing the grout in the ceramic tile on his exterior deck. When I arrived to inspect the tile on the deck, I noticed that not only had the grout not been sealed properly – a great deal of the grout was missing.
We’ve all heard about ways to stay productive
during our “down time” – you know what I
am talking about - those times last fall and winter when you might not have
been as busy as usual due to the economic situation grasping the nation and,
for that matter, the world.
The installation of patterns always requires
more skill, more knowledge, different tools and more manpower than a solid
carpet. When consideration isn’t given to a detailed diagram, complete with
cuts designating the pattern match, installers find this a real nightmare.