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                     Using the Right Tools and Equipment to

                     Get the Job Done


                           BY CATHERINE CHURCH

             THE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FLOORING INDUSTRY       and Niagara Machine on page 28 and a profile on a project from
           PROFESSIONALS USE CAN MAKE OR BREAK A JOB.  Finding   DriTac on improper trowel use in a Malibu, California residential
           the right tools and getting the proper training on how to use   installation on page 30.
           those tools are important to the success of any job. In this issue,   We have many great products in this issue. FCICA Platinum
           John West, CIM, Flooring Manager/Project Manager with F. L.   Members feature their products on pages 40-46. Other product
           Crane and Sons shares how he uses 3D heat mapping to help with   spotlights in this issue include TraLaMa, The Trade Labor
           concrete slab jobs. He shares how this tool helps - “The information   Marketplace on page 32, ARDEX Americas’ DTA Super Format
           we get on the front end can clear up the ongoing fight with the lack   Tools, page 34, Leister Technologies, the UNIFLOOR 500: the
           of flatness”- on page 18.                         state-of-the-art automatic floor welding machine for professional
             Similarly, Jason Spangler, Flooring Division Sales Manager with   installers on page 35, Go Carrera 2.0 – the digital ecosystem to get
           Wagner Meters shares on page 14 how the right tool makes his   flooring done in the real world on page 36, and Wagner Meters’
           work more efficient, “A collection of robust data loggers placed   Smart Logger on page 33
           throughout the service area [of a jobsite] gives control back to the   FCICA is fortunate to work with strong Industry Partners for
           installer. A lot goes on at the worksite when you’re not there. You   the mutual benefit of the flooring industry. In this issue, we learn
           can’t keep going back to all your active worksites every few days –   more about Commercial USA on page 20, Fuse on page 26, Starnet
           who has that kind of time?”                       Worldwide Commercial Flooring on page 24 and Why Tile on page
             April Short, Director of Marketing for Ceramic Tool Company   22.
           shares tips for using racks when installing tile on page 12. Tivona   FCICA is pleased to share this Spring issue with our readers.
           Schneider, Technical Communications Supervisor, ARDEX   Thank you to everyone who contributed articles - we are grateful to
           Americas reviews the factors that lead to inconsistent grout shading   you for sharing your professional expertise. We hope this issue will
           on page 16.                                       give you some tools for success to take back to your work. 
             This issue features a project profile on how concrete polishing
           restored luster to a vintage motorcycle museum, by Sunbelt Rentals






        BESTWAY CARPETING, INC.                              SUBURBAN FLOORCOVERINGS
        KRISTEEN M. KEYZER                                   STEVE ABELES
        617 Church Road                                      2120 Beaver Road
        Elgin, IL  60123                                     Landover, MN 20785
        kristeen@bestwaycarpeting.com                        Phone: 301.773.1600
        https://www.bestwaycarpeting.com/                    steve@suburbanfloorcoverings.com
        Contractor Membership                                https://suburbanfloorcoverings.com/
                                                             Contractor Membership
        GATO FLOORING
        SOPHIA GATO                                          WETZEL FLOORING
        839 Broad Street, Suite 2                            CHRIS MALONE
        Utica, NY 13501                                      6407 Warrick Street
        Phone: (315) 790-5508                                Cincinnati, OH 45227
        sofiagato@gatoflooring.com                           Phone: 513-793-2411
        https://gatoflooring.com/                            chris@wetzelflooring.com
        Contractor Membership                                http://www.wetzelflooring.com
                                                             Contractor Membership



                SPRING 2021
                Vol 16 No. 3
                     ON THE COVER
                     Concrete polishing restores luster to a vintage motorcycle museum. The Moto Museum is a 16,000 square foot facility
                     housing a collection of vintage motorcycles dating back to the turn of the twentieth century, including some of the
            TOOLS AND
           EQUIPMENT  rarest bikes still in existence. This floor refurbishing project was a joint venture involving PaintSmiths of St. Louis,
                     Sunbelt Rentals and Niagara Machine, Inc., which supplied the concrete treatment chemicals used for the project.
                     Read the full project profile on pages 28-29.
      ANOTHE R TOOL OF THE TR ADE     WE RE SE RVICE
      CONDITIONS MET? ...OR NOT?      INCONSISTE NT
      SHADING IN CE ME NTITIOUS GROUT
      CIM PE RSPECTIVE : 3D HE AT SCANNING
      Industry Partner: Commercial USA     Industry Partner: Fuse
      Industry Partner: Starnet        Industry Partner: Why Tile
      Platinum Member Spotlights   The Official Publication of FCICA
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