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Furniture Wreckin My Floor

Furniture Wreckin My Floor

Claims related to scratches, scuffs and scrapes on hard surface and resilient floors is a prevalent problem. I am not referring to one deep gouge in one spot where it’s evident that an object pierced the floor. I’m talking about situations where the source of the problem is not glaringly evident and marring is visible…

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LOW Maintenance Does Not Mean NO Maintenance

There is still no such thing as a no maintenance floor...

A frequently encountered and commonly misused phrase about flooring is “My floor is a no maintenance floor!” Apprehensive that I missed something earth shattering one night while sleeping, I decided to research 10 major US flooring manufacturers who make luxury vinyl tile. LVT is not the only type of flooring referred to as ‘no-maintenance’ however…

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True or False: Tile Run Off Means Floor Tiles Not Square

  Several years ago I received a call from a flooring manufacturer disclosing that they had a seven-phase commercial project that was in trouble. The first two large phases, approximately 10,000 square feet each, had been installed and there was tile run off throughout the space. The flooring contractor filed a complaint with the manufacturer,…

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Who Is to Blame for Resilient Flooring Indentations?

It is seldom that hard-surface flooring indentations are the result of flooring material failure.  The source of indentations can typically be traced back to installation error, installation system failure, point loads exceeding the flooring system limits or an extreme environment that compromises the flooring.  Most important, the flooring manufacturer is usually NOT the culprit when…

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The BEST Floor Protector, An Expert Opinion

Broken Plastic Furniture Glide

My travels take me to just about every kind of environment you can imagine…from assisted living facilities to aircraft carriers. The common link between facilities, where I have been involved in troubleshooting a flooring problem, is hard surface floors including VCT, LVT, linoleum, sheet vinyl, hardwood, laminate and the furniture glides being used on movable furniture…

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