The Commercial Flooring Report is a publication made available by LGM and Associates Technical Flooring Services: Floor Covering experts on Carpet, Laminate and Vinyl, Ceramic and Hardwood. Monthly newsletters designed to help you and your team understand challenges typical to the flooring industry and provide prevention and resolution.
Volume: 49 | Issue: 1 | Download
Merchantability for service and fitness for intended purpose of use is a promise, arising by operation of law, that something that is sold will be merchantable and fit for the purpose for which it is sold. An item is deemed merchantable if it is reasonably fit for the ordinary purposes for which such products are manufactured and sold. This is relative in this case to flooring material. The biggest problem in the flooring industry is the wrong product specified or sold for use in the wrong place. All flooring material will not perform satisfactorily in all applications for any number of reasons. Manufacturers and reps don't always know enough about the products and particularly their installation because they don't always know the specific use it is going to be subjected to.
Volume: 48 | Issue: 1 | Download
THE FLOORING DISASTERS: PREVENTION AND RECOVERY webinar, sponsored by Johnsonite, was broadcast on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The subtitle was: Don't fall victim to a flooring disaster. Keep your floor in top condition with preventative maintenance and create a game plan in case the worst-case scenario strikes.
The Learning Objectives of the webinar were:
[list=1][*]Discover what factors lay the groundwork for an expensive flooring disaster
[*]Understand necessary maintenance
[*]Learn proactive strategies to prevent or mitigate potential problems
[*]Develop a recovery plan to minimize facility downtime if a flooring crisis strikes[/list]
Volume: 47 | Issue: 1 | Download
We are running this article, with additional information, which was originally posted in April of 2011 because of the sheer number of complaints being received for curling and lifting edges on carpet tile. Too many of these problems are being blamed on everything but the carpet tile and we want to set that straight.
Volume: 46 | Issue: 1 | Download
It is with great pride that LGM and Associates congratulates our concrete expert associate, Mr. Peter Craig. Peter is without question the preeminent expert on concrete surface and slab issues that compromise millions of yards of flooring materials and finishes yearly. He has devoted his life's work to testing, teaching and sharing his knowledge of this subject with both the concrete and flooring industries. Peter conducts the LGM Concrete and Moisture seminar and travels the country, nearly non-stop, testing and working on concrete and flooring issues. He is another reason why LGM and Associates are the flooring experts with the answers.
Volume: 45 | Issue: 1 | Download
The topic of moisture in substrates may seem like beating a dead horse but I can assure you this horse is far from dead. As a matter of fact it would be better to think of this horse as a thoroughbred making a run at the Triple Crown.
Volume: 44 | Issue: 1 | Download
The world isn't ending after all. Business in many parts of the country is picking up. The Boston and Washington, DC markets are seeing steady increases in building as are many other large and small cities in the country. Conversations with clients around the country whether, architects, general contractors or flooring contractors have them seeing a return to where they were before the down turn or up significantly. One general contractor has hired over 100 people in the last year, another over 15 in the last six months, another architectural firm has hired 30 new people. Another general contractor is trying to hire people but can't find any that want to work, which is another dilemma. What's accounting for this and why?
Volume: 43 | Issue: 1 | Download
Having problems with flooring materials, sundries and substrates is an everyday occurrence. Some problems are easy to determine but others may be more complex than a simple cursory observation will reveal. For almost every problem that exists, with any flooring material, there is a test which will determine if who's being exhibited is a defect in the product or caused by some other influence. Sometimes it may be that a test will reveal the wrong product was used for a particular application or that, believe it or not, a product was incorrectly pulled and shipped. How are you to know?
Volume: 42 | Issue: 1 | Download
In this article, when woven carpet is referred to, we are talking about Axminster and Wilton products. Woven Axminster and Wilton carpet is the Rolls Royce of the carpet industry. It is the oldest form of machine made broadloom carpet.
Volume: 41 | Issue: 1 | Download
Our guest contributor this month is Mr. Timothy Vander Heiden J.D. He is currently CEO of SafePath Products and Van Duerr Industries with over 16 years experience in the industry of marketing and manufacturing products for the ADA compliance and specializes in green technology for the architectural market place. The information shared in his article is likely not common knowledge to most of you. We appreciate the opportunity to bring this information to light for you.
Volume: 40 | Issue: 1 | Download
In light of past fire related tragedies nationwide, we believe flammability characteristics are extremely important and pertinent issues of discussion for floor covering materials. The lab we work with has seen or overseen about 100,000 flammability tests conducted over the last 22 years and makes us recognize and realize more every day, the importance of burn rates, smoke generation, and flame propagation of floor covering products. Flammability research identified two possible ways in which carpet might become involved in a fire situation.