Division 3 and Division 9 - Bridging the Gap presented by Seth Pevarnik, Director of Technical Services, ARDEX Americas and Jeff Johnson, FCIS Business Marketing Manager, MAPEI Corporation
Attendees will learn about CSI, Construction Specifications Institute, and how Division 3 and Division 9 work together, or not, in terms of floor covering installation. The various requirements and measurements used by both Division 3 and Division 9 will be compared and contrasted, showing some of the disconnects between what it expected from each in terms of flatness and readiness for floor covering installation. This presentation will be a useful tool when it comes to understanding these requirements and how to work with a GC in terms of rectifying those disconnects between the two groups. * Sponsored by Diverzify.
Flooring by the Numbers - Using LinkedIn to Sell More Floors Presented by Mick Holly, CEO, Flooring by the Numbers
In this session, Mick Holly will share tips on how best to use LinkedIn to optimize your marketing reach and position yourself as a flooring expert - to get you noticed and generate more leads. With just a few tweaks to your platform presence - you'll go from regular to flooring rock star. * Sponsored by Diverzify.
How to Partner with your Manufacturer Presented by Don Styka, CIM, Director of Field Services, Tarkett
This presentation will highlight various resources you have available to you when partnering with your flooring manufacturer including pre-project consulting, communication, installation training and support, and maintenance program development and training.
Recruiting and Retaining Installers Presented by Mike Keller, CIM, Commercial Operations Training Manager, Jack Laurie Group and Matt Hanson, Managing Partner, Bonitz
Finding reliable and qualified personnel is a challenge for every business, particularly in the trades. In this panel presentation, two industry professionals share their strategies to recruit and retain installers. * Sponsored by DCO Commercial Floors
Social Media Best Practices Presented by Shannon Vogel, Founder and Owner, Reach Social
In this session, Reach Socials’ Shannon Vogel will cover hints, tips and advice for each of the most popular social media platforms. Topics to be discussed include content suggestions such as what to post and how often, responding to conversations, who should manage your social media as well as social media time management. This session will also cover reputation management and how to handle compliments and complaints. After attending this session, you will have a better understanding of how to navigate the future of the Commercial Flooring Industry via social media. * Sponsored by The Gillespie Group
Installation Best Practices, Panel Discussion* Presented by Amy Johnston, CIM, Project Manager, Flooring Services, Inc. and Jesse Tranel, CIM, Vice President, DCO Commercial Flooring; session moderated by Sim Crisler, Managing Member, Specialty Flooring Solutions, LLC.
In this panel discussion, the two panelists will discuss best practices on installer qualifications and the pre-installation setup CIMs/PMs take during the pre-installation process to ensure the installer is armed with everything he/she may need to complete a successful installation. *Sponsored by Synergy Flooring.
ASSOCIATE PRESENTATIONS in Alpha order by Member Company
Rapid System Solutions for Flooring and Tiling
Presented presented by Mark Pennine, Technical Manager Tile & Stone Installation Systems and Pat Cunningham, Technical Services Supervisor, ARDEX Americas
Attend this ARDEX Americas presentation to learn about some of the fastest installation systems in the flooring and tiling industry. Prime the substrate, install a self-leveling underlayment, install resilient flooring and open to traffic - all in a matter of hours. Presenters will introduce attendees to ARDEX's complete line of shower pans, drains, lightweight backer boards, niches and curbs and accessories as well as ARDEX's fast setting waterproof membranes, mortars and grouts.
Commercial Resilient Flooring Solution: Transformation Beyond Ordinary
Presented by Dave Darche, National Market Manager A&D/Adhesives, Bona
Commercial Resilient Flooring Solution: Transformation Beyond Ordinary is a continuing education course designed to provide an understanding of new systems to revitalize resilient floors. The course begins with a brief overview of the challenges of resilient flooring, each type of resilient flooring, each step of applying the products, and the positive impact on health and humanity.
You’ve Got Moisture Issues: Now What?
Presented by Heather Ruhl, Training Program Manager, HB Fuller
Concrete moisture levels are one of the biggest challenges facing the resilient industry. Learn the various options for handling high moisture levels in concrete slabs, in addition to a brief review of moisture test methods. A case study done at Chicago’s Midtown Athletic Club will further delve into the challenges facing soft-flooring contractors when it comes to installation and moisture.
How LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® Can Expand Your Business
Presented by Joseph Rizzo, Associate Director of Sales Concrete Remediation, and Aaron Abbott, Senior Technical Product Manager, LATICRETE International, Inc.
Flooring contractors will often forego the surface preparation portion of large projects, because of the equipment and expertise required for SLU’s, or simply because it is not profitable to use highly trained flooring experts to stage, break and mix bags. LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® has changed that perspective with our patented pump truck system for applying high performance, cement based, self-leveling underlayments very quickly and profitably. Our network of applicators provides pre-mixed wet material at the end of the hose exactly where needed. This presentation describes the array of LATICRETE surface preparation products with a focus on the technical and business aspects of utilizing the SUPERCAP system to expand your business.
Resilient Floor Installation Products & Systems from MAPEI
Presented by Jeffrey B Johnson, FCIS Business Marketing Manager, MAPEI Corporation
During the course of this presentation, the attendee will learn about proper subfloor evaluation, remediation and repair as well as how to select from MAPEI’s vast selection of installation materials designed for resilient flooring. Products and applications for resilient floors ranging from residential to commercial will be discussed. Products and systems for acoustic control will also be discussed. If you have ever wondered which adhesive or system is right for your particular resilient floor installation this is the presentation to watch.
Discover New Market Opportunities
Presented by Jerry Lee, National Sales Manager, Protect-All Flooring
Why Protect-All is Durability Done Different: Get to know the Protect-All team and become more familiar with Protect-All flooring and how it can be a perfect flooring option for a variety of applications.
The Next Generation of Measure by RFMS
Presented by Justin Swinney, Apps Product Coordinator, RFMS
Catch a sneak peek of what RFMS has in store for the next Measure update. A fresh coat of paint along with an updated user interface bring its look into the 21st century. A host of new features, enhancements to existing features, and under-the-hood tuning make this the biggest update in Measure’s history.
Floor Removal 2.0 - The Next Generation In Floor Removal Technology
Presented by Corey Dickerson, CIM, Technical Sales, Uzin Utz/Wolff
Wolff Tools has been a industry leader in floor removal technology for over 70 years. We have elevated the floor removal process with our all new Wolff Robo Stripper. The Wolff Robo Stripper is a wireless remote controlled stripping machine with a tight turn radius that will rival the productivity of any ride on floor stripper. Join us for this webinar to learn how WOLFF Tools can enhance your productivity and ultimately profitability in the floor removal process.
PARTICIPATING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS in Alpha order by Member Company
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX Americas is the leading solution and service provider of innovative building systems. We develop, manufacture and distribute high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. A family owned company, ARDEX leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. We ensure the job gets done right the first time, to specification and on schedule, minimizing risk and costly callbacks. As a complement to our products, we offer complete flooring installation solutions backed by the most comprehensive full replacement warranty in the industry, SystemOneTM.
Bona is an innovative, environmentally conscious company dedicated to creating beautiful floors since 1919. Bona US, the North American subsidiary of BonaAB in Malmö, Sweden, manufactures and distributes floor and home care products. The first in the industry to offer a full system of waterborne hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified for indoor air quality by GREENGUARD, these Bona products can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada. From residue-free hardwood floor cleaners to a beautiful array of stains and high durability finishes, consumers, distributors, contractors and cleaning professionals trust Bona.
H.B. Fuller Construction Products provides professional installers with innovative floor preparation and installation products for tile, stone, wood, carpet and resilient flooring. Through our TEC, CHAPCO and Parabond brands, we provide a full line of high-quality systems to solve problems and streamline the installation process for maximum efficiency on the jobsite. Products are available through a wide network of distributors and retail locations in the U.S. and Canada.
LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System. For over 60 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.
MAPEI has supplied residential and major commercial projects with total installation solutions for tile and stone, floor-covering (including wood, carpet, and vinyl adhesives, self-levelers, and moisture barriers), decorative concrete, as well as concrete restoration and admixtures for more than 80 years. With over 83 associated manufacturing plants in 36 countries and more than 10,500 employees worldwide, MAPEI is a world-leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, and chemical products for the building industry. It meets the needs of its customers with the most comprehensive offering of products for commercial, residential, industrial, and infrastructure projects. MAPEI is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. A registered provider to the AIA/CES program, MAPEI also offers training through the MAPEI Technical Institute. MAPEI is certified to the stringent standards of ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management.
Protect-All® flooring is a commercial flooring solution that includes fully adhered vinyl sheets, loose-lay floor covers and interlocking tiles. Certified by the National Floor Safety Institute, Protect-All has a slip-resistant construction that can handle demanding environments. Founded in 1993, Oscoda Plastics®, Inc. is a Michigan-based manufacturer that produces Protect-All® flooring that is manufactured from over 90 percent recycled content. Protect-All® utilizes a process that fuses together remnant industrial-strength vinyl into one monolithic piece. Most importantly, this process keeps millions of pounds of vinyl waste out of landfills annually. Protect-All specifically includes vinyl from the commercial roofing industry, but the story doesn't end there. Oscoda Plastics®, Inc. offers a Take Back Program. The program accepts clean, post-installation remnants and overages and recycles them for use in other products. The recycled vinyl used in these products provides long-lasting durability for a variety of applications, while keeping millions of pounds of vinyl waste out of landfills annually.
RFMS is the leading business management software provider in the flooring industry, but it doesn’t stop there. We also provide software for a variety of industries whose companies need unique solutions for combined product and service control. RFMS has automated over 3,000 dealers operating in 7,000+ locations since our first client began using our software in 1984, and they’re still an active user today.
Wolff Tools has been an industry leader in floor removal technology for over 70 years. We have elevated the floor removal process with our all new Wolff Robo Stripper! The Wolff Robo Stripper is a wireless remote controlled stripping machine with a tight turn radius that will rival the productivity of any ride on floor stripper. Join us for this webinar to learn how WOLFF Tools can enhance your productivity and ultimately profitability in the floor removal process.