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Flooring: Vinyl Shrinkage

By Lewis Migliore

Welcome to the 100th edition of the Commercial Flooring Report. I thank all of you for the continued support over the years and your quest for knowledge of the industry.

I want to give you a brief walk in my shoes and why we occupy such a unique, one of a kind, position.  It began in 1971 when I went to work for Rochester Linoleum and Carpet in Rochester, NY, my home town, after graduating college, yes I went to college. Click here to read the full article.

This month’s Commercial Flooring Report features the article, Vinyl Shrinkage, by Lee Phillips, Lab Director, Professional Testing Laboratory, Dalton, Ga. He writes:

“Not much is better than sitting with the warm glow of the sun beaming down as you sit on the white sandy beach. Nothing much worse than the wrinkles and aging that will result from the exposure to sun.  The same thing can be true with our interior finishes.  Many of the flooring and interior finish materials you sell, specify and install can be drastically affected when exposed to the sun over and over again. We’ve all seen the faded out look of carpet near sliding glass doors or splotchy vinyl floors near sunlight filled French doors or upholstery and even wood finishes faded or damaged by constant and repeated exposure to the sun.  All kinds of tests are conducted in the lab to try and predict the effect of what the sun and the exposure to it and the aging effect will produce on various interior or exterior finish materials.” Click here to read the full article.

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The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at lgmtcs@optilink.us.

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posted on 1/31/2017