Ellis is a Master-II CFI Installer, owner of a commercial workroom in the Iowa,
Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri region, inspector, consultant, secretary of the
national CFI, served as chairman of the CFI Proven Methods of Installation,
past president of the CFI Heartland Chapter, member of the CFI Certification
Team and Karastan trainer and certifier.
the beginning of my career as a floor covering installer, when we received a
glue-down installation from a retailer, it was a rubber-back printed pattern
for a kitchen, restroom or family room.
We carried solvent-based adhesive, one trowel size and solvent-based
seam sealer. We had little or no flash
time; we glued and dropped after we had patterned everything out we were
working with vinyl.