Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 9, № 5 (Buyers' Guide: 2016-2017)


 Volume: 9 |  Issue: 5 |  Download

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Buyers Guide. Before you is the culmination of many hours of hunting and gathering information that we feel will be of benefit to those in the surfacing industry.

We put together this reference tool with one goal in mind: to create a guide that will bring together all of the information you need to find suppliers of nearly any product or service you could want for your business.

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 99, № 1 (Conditions of the Space)


 Volume: 99 |  Issue: 1 |  Download

The conditions of the space where flooring is to be installed are increasingly ignored based on the number of claims, complaints and flooring failures we’re seeing around the country. Of major importance is the fact that the space in which the flooring material is to be installed be conditioned as if it was occupied by those who will populate it. The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) must be operational for two reasons. First, to properly conduct any moisture testing being done, whether calcium chloride or relative humidity and second, to acclimate the flooring material regardless of what it is from carpet to wood to vinyl and everything that goes on the floor.