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How Commercial Flooring Projects Have Changed

By Lewis Migliore

No longer are commercial flooring contractors expected to just install carpet and hard surface flooring materials of all types. Today they are expected to be experts in concrete, moisture, mitigation, adhesive and prep material, and any other type of flooring- or substrate-related issue. Flooring contractors now install every type of flooring material there is, from broadloom carpet and carpet tile to hard surface vinyl, rubber, ceramic, and stone as well as polished and stained concrete. In addition, they must be aware of and be able to install a multitude of substrate preparation systems and know about every flooring material and flooring-related product being offered by manufacturers. They are literally inundated with new materials, products, and information on a daily basis being offered by manufacturers of all kinds, many of whom know very little about the products themselves.

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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 4/12/2019