Floor Trends Magazine: Vol. 17, № 10 (October 2015)

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Subfloor preparation is an essential part of any flooring installation. For resilient flooring, sloppy prep can lead to subfloor imperfections telegraphing through the substrate and into the surface of the floor itself. Pictured here is Tarkett's Johnsonite Arcade Rubber Sheet, which recently achieved Cradle to Cradle Bronze Certification.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 10 (October 2015)

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In the summer of 2013, Roy V., John B. and Jacob Swindal of Masonry Arts, Inc. teamed up with Claire L. Burgess and Chinese businessman and investor Tan Changyan to form TBGS Quarry, LLC, now doing business as Sylacauga Marble Quarry, which quarries Alabama White marble. Operation of the quarry started in December 2014, and the team looks to continue development of the site for the next couple of years while also producing marketable block in varying color and quality ranges. To learn more about the quarry's history, turn to page 66.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 22, № 4 (Fall 2015)

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In the kitchen of a private residence in Philadelphia, PA, a 12-foot- long countertop fabricated from Crossville's Laminam I Naturali collection in Calacatta d'Oro with a polished finish is center stage. The countertop has a 3-foot-long waterfall edge, which extends all the way to the floor, creating a dramatic effect. Laminam is one of several types of Ultra Compact Surfaces featured in this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design. Photo courtesy of Crossville, Inc. Design by Millennium Builders, Philadelphia, PA. Story begins on page 18

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 85, № 1 (CRI–104 Standard for Installation of Commercial Carpet Update)

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All floorcovering materials have guidelines for installation mandated by the manufacturer of that specific material.

There are also floor covering industry standards that are general in nature but specific as to the standard and common practices for installation of that flooring whether hard or soft surface products.

The new Carpet and Rug Institute Standard for Installation of Commercial Carpet — CRI 104 — has just been published and released (September 2015).

CRI 104 (and 105 for residential carpet) is an update for the installation of textile floor covering material that takes into consideration the latest technology in textile flooring materials and what is required to install them properly.

CRI-104 can be thought of as an umbrella document for the installation of carpet and repeatedly refers to the manufacturer's guidelines for more specific information on installation of a particular product.