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Everything You Need to

                             Know About Adhesives

                                 BY KIMBERLY E. ODERKIRK

          WITH SO MANY ADHESIVE MANUFACTURING MEMBERS         Did you attend Convention 2020? Check out the photos from
        IN OUR ASSOCIATION IT IS NO WONDER THAT THIS IS AN   Take Center Stage starting on page 36. With a record number of 211
        AWESOME ISSUE. Mike Sahli, CIM with Evoke Contract starts us   attendees, we were the last group allowed to stay at the Sheraton
        out with a CIM Perspective that features “Changing Use of Adhesives   Music City due to the COVID pandemic. It was an interesting event
        in Multi-Family Environments.” Do contractors spread adhesive   with COVID being announced in the middle of the week resulting
        differently in this type of environment? Read starting on page 8 to   in many attendees changing stay and travel plans as the convention
        find out. Beginning on page 10, David Ford of Stauf USA helps us   closed.
        understand Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile Adhesives. Due to the new   Mid-Year 2020 is right around the corner and although I will not
        products in this category do you know which adhesive to use? What   be with you personally, I will be with you in spirit. Whether the
        happens when an installer gets adhesive on the flooring product?   event happens live or virtual, the education sessions will take place.
        Check out the CIM Perspective from Spencer Luallen, CIM from   See what to expect starting on page 43 for Building Your Knowledge.
        Roppe Holding Company on page 14 for adhesive clean-up tips.   It is with a heavy heart that my staff and I have to say goodbye
          Sonny Callaham with Divergent Adhesives takes us back to basics   to our FCICA family and friends. As of July 1, 2020, the Board of
        with his article on page 16 about Carpet Adhesives and how they are   Directors have decided that a staffing change is needed and have
        virtually unchanged. HB Fuller provides us with a Wood Flooring   gone forward and hired a new association management company to
        Installation Checklist that is a must-read for everyone installing   lead FCICA into the future.
        wood floors. Go to Page 18 to see this. Another Featured article is   It has been an honor and privilege to be have been FCICA’s Exec-
        from Art Mintie of Laticrete International who writes on commer-  utive Vice President for the past 21 years along with creating and
        cial vs. residential when it comes to new adhesives and installation   being Senior Editor of The Flooring Contractor magazine. Those who
        technologies. His article starts on page 20.        have written for the magazine, please keep writing.  It is your great
          Some other interesting topics include Porosity by Charlie Nielson   content that has made the magazine so successful and I wish for all
        with MAPEI on page 22; The “Evolution of Grouting Technologies”   of your continued success. 
        by Art Mintie of Laticrete International on page 26; and “How to
        Keep the Jobsite Safe amid COVID-19,” by John McGrath, Jr. of
        INSTALL on page 34.

        AQUAFLEX INC.             FLOORING BY THE           KANEKA NORTH              RVP FLOORING SYSTEMS
        BENNY DICKENS             NUMBERS                   AMERICA LLC               PAMELA PICCINI
        1790 Boyd Street          MICK HOLLY                JEFFREY GUNTHER           35 Commerce Dr.
        Santa Ana, CA 92705       9332-D Rea Road #172      6161 Underwood Rd         Carmel, NY 10512
        Phone: 800-359-3201       Charlotte, NC 28277       Pasadena, TX 77507        Phone: 845-878-7787      Phone: 704-904-0994       Phone: 800-526-3223  Contractor
                                  Associate                 Associate                 TCC MULTI-FAMILY
        CATALYST CARPET                                                               INTERIOR INC.
        SERVICE                   GRAND TETON FLOOR &       MAXXON CORPORATION        AYSEL AMIN
        ROBERT KAPPELL            WINDOW COVERINGS          JODI INGLE                9340 Derrington Road
        420 Marine Drive          JIM SCHULTZ               920 Hamel Road, P O Box 253  Houston, TX 77064
        Calhoun, GA 30701         P O Box 11961             Hamel, MN 55340           Phone: 713-869-9800
        Phone: 678-460-7847       Jackson, WY 83002         Phone: 800-356-7887  Phone: 307-200-4195  Contractor
        Contractor             Associate

                SUMMER 2020
                Vol 15 No. 4
                     ON THE COVER
                     F.L. Crane & Sons spent 29,000+ hours over a 10-month time frame to put this highly complex design together
       ALL ABOUT
      ADHESIVES      at Specialty Orthopedic Group Surgery Clinic, Tupelo, MS. F.L. Crane & Son’s craftsmen were put to the test and
                     answered flawlessly. The project included some 17 different ceramic tile, LVT, Sheet Vinyl and Carpet Tile designs.
                     Special thanks to Specialty Orthopedic Group, Marasco Healthcare Architects and Jesco Inc for all the hard work
                     throughout this unique project.  Photo courtesy F.L. Crane & Sons.
      New Adhesive and Installation Technologies in Commercial vs. Residential
        How to Keep the Jobsite Safe amid COVID-19     Porosity: A Significant
      Factor in a Successful Job   The Official Publication of FCICA
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