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Minimize Allergies, Choose the right flooring

Our homes are full of toxic substances, chemicals, and allergens. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) more than half of the population of the United States suffer from some form of allergies. The most common allergens are found in the home. Continue reading

MORE ON MOISTURE

-By Lew Migliore

The interest in this subject is overwhelming. Moisture issues affecting floor covering obviously involve floor covering dealers all over. The three flooring materials affected most often by moisture issues are sheet vinyl, wood and carpet. There is a common denominator between these three products that makes them vulnerable to the affects of moisture in substrates, beneath and above grade floor and in the environment. Let’s qualify this so no one goes off the deep end thinking none of this material can be installed without the threat of a problem. Continue reading

Flooring Substrates and Moisture

AN EPIDEMIC IN THE MAKING

-By Lew Migliore
When installing floor covering of any kind one of the most important areas of concern is the substrate; it must be clean, dry and free of any contaminants or foreign materials that will prevent the flooring material from being and staying installed. Moisture in the substrate is the greatest of these concerns. Every flooring dealer whether in the commercial or residential market must be aware of moisture. It is most important to be aware of moisture in the commercial market as this is where moisture in concrete exists. It is also a huge problem in hospitals and schools. In the past two weeks we’ve had four installation failures reported all concerning moisture in concrete – three in Continue reading

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