We sat down with FCI editorial director and industry veteran Jon Namba to ask him about the installation crisis and steps to solve it, and ongoing training from organizations including the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI).
Last month was a big month for the installation trade. The industry held its first Installation Summit in Dallas, bringing together about 80 concerned professionals from all corners of the market looking to solve the problem of unqualified installers.
Tec has beefed up its surface preparation products line, bringing 10 new products in five categories including self-leveling underlayments, skim coats, patches, crack isolation systems and specialty products.
Allen Engineering introduces a new AR16 propane-powered wheel buggy, equipped with a factory-installed, environmentally-friendly propane system that is ideal for helping avoid job stoppages or potential fines due to air quality regulations.
Powered by a 9.0-horsepower Honda GX270 four-stroke gasoline engine, General Equipment’s new SP8/GH9HP surface planer is built with a unitized, welded steel plate frame, full-length hexagon driveshaft and extra capacity ball bearings.