The official publication of FCICA. FCICA publishes this quarterly digital magazine which contains valuable information for commercial flooring contractors and serves as the primary voice for the association.

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 13, № 4 (Summer 2018)

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Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Ga., offers exceptional family-centered care in their facility. To improve the well-being of their patients seeking maternity care, they called on DCO Commercial Floors to assist with the renovation of the Labor and Delivery rooms. The project occurred while the hospital was in use, so extreme attention to detail and proper planning had to be used to execute this makeover. DCO Commercial Floors used American Olean tile in Black Wenge (Infusion series) and Cordial Grey (Rapport series), with Mapei Ultraflex 1 and Epoxy grout to set the materials.

Photo Credit: Kristin Butler (Commercial Interior Designer)

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 13, № 3 (Spring 2018)

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Product: AIMIA Corporate
Office Location: Butler Square, Minneapolis, MN
Contractor: Sonus Interiors
Architect/Designer: MSR Design

Incorporating 24 different types of carpet, this project was no ordinary retrofit. In fact, the interior architect’s design was so complex that one journeyman was devoted to navigating the pattern, while the other journeyman completed the installation. Installed with precision and care by the team at Sonus Interiors, an INSTALL Warranty contractor with a history of working with large and complex commercial projects, the flooring provides zoned workspaces that are welcoming to both clients and employees. Read more, page 26

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 13, № 2 (Winter 2017)

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Photo credit: Chad M. Davis, AIA, of Chad Davis Photo (
Location: Keller High School
Project: Adds and renovations, with carpet, resilient and ceramic tile
General Contractor: Buford-Thompson (Ft. Worth, Texas)
Architect: VLK Architects (Ft. Worth, Texas)
Flooring Contractor: One Source Commercial Flooring, Inc. (Plano, Texas)
Product displayed on the cover: Armstrong VCT
Completed Summer 2016

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 13, № 1 (Fall 2017)

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Thomas West has become one of the premier salons in Chicago. When the salon moved to a new location in the building, the team looked to ASPECTA for a flooring that could step up to the demands of a busy salon environment with both style and substance: a strong design factor coupled with ease of maintenance; a no wax/easy to clean floor that also offers comfort under foot. Read more, page 12.

Location: Thomas West Salon, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Product: ASPECTA FIVE – Summer Pine – Charcoal #5382101

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 12, № 3 (Spring 2017)

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This 200,000 square foot Brass Mills Mall in Waterbury, Connecticut incorporates eight custom-accent areas, each over 800sf of Thru-Body Porcelain Tile cut entirely with waterjet technology. The entire project is a showcase of waterjet's ability to work with all types of materials, including, ceramic, glazed, through-body, porcelain, and the latest large format panels and tiles. All materials are easily fabricated, inlaid, and patterned. Durable, cleanable, and colorful ceramics are favorites of designers. Waterjet fabrication makes these materials more versatile and beautiful than ever before. – Photo provided by Creative Edge Mastershop, Fairfield, Iowa.

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 12, № 1 (Fall 2016)

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One Light Luxury Apartments represents the first residential tower built in downtown Kansas City since 1976 and the first new high-rise construction within the freeway loop since 2006. MAPEI systems for the installation of tile, wood, vinyl plank and carpet tile were used to complete stylish new luxury apartments located in the Power & Light District of Kansas City, Missouri. FDC Contract of Kansas City installed the wood and carpet tile in the common areas plus the vinyl plank in all the apartments. Metro Tile Contractors of Overland Park, KS, installed the tile in the apartments and the common areas.

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 11, № 4 (Summer 2016)

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On The Cover:

AMLI River North Apartments is contributing to the needs and wants of the rental market with 409 upscale luxury living apartments in a 50-story multi-unit residential tower on Chicago's north side. Floor coverings in common spaces and apartments include wood, carpet and tile. Surface preparation was an important step in producing smooth, level floors to receive the different floor coverings. Photo submitted by MAPEI.

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 11, № 3 (Spring 2016)

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With the help of UZIN self-leveling and subfloor preparation materials, NFI Enterprises, LLC, in Auburn, Washington was able to install ceramic flooring on a 27,000 square foot specialty grocery store that featured a floor plan with the store level above the parking garage.

Location: PCC Natural Markets, Greenlake Village, Seattle, WA. Product: UZIN Self-leveling and subfloor preparation materials