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                       Agenda for CFI + FCICA Joint
                  6
                       Convention
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                       Project Profile: Subfloor Prep for
              THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI                  Schönox and Sherwin-Williams   SPECIALIST
                       Gym at Rush Apartments near             recently partnered to solve        THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
                       UNC Charlotte                           deflection and movement of   Why You Should Acclimate Your Prep Products
                                                                                         Flooring
                                                                                        CFI/FCICA Convention: Collaborating for Mutual Benefit
                                                                                        The Pros and Cons of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives with LVT
                                                                                        Tools for Refinishing Wood Floors
       Pic 3 rod von busch                                     a second floor gym at the   Housekeeping Keeps Your Jobsite Safe  Brought to you by:

                                                               upscale Rush apartments near
                  16   Why You Should Acclimate Your           UNC Charlotte. Shown is the   THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
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                       Prep Products                           removed heavily damaged
                                                               gypsum and plywood subfloor
                                                               and 2 x 4 bracing installed to

                                                               prevent flexing of the subfloor.
                  20  Tools for Refinishing Wood Floors        Photo courtesy of Schönox
                                                               HPS North America.
                  22  Convention: CFI/FCICA Collaborate
                       for Mutual Benefit
                  24  Setting up Installation
                       Training Events                           Flooring

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                  26  Ghanim, Kinzer Headed to TISE for          Flooring
                          National Installer of the Year Competition  SENIOR EDITOR:   CFI National Office
                                                               Michael Chmielecki      855 Abutment Rd Ste 1
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                  28  The Pros and Cons of Pressure Sensitive    603-203-9933          816-231-4646
                       Adhesives with LVT
                                                               JG MEDIA GROUP LLC:     CFI STAFF:
                                                               4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd  John McHale
                  30  Housekeeping Keeps Your Jobsite Safe     Ste 560, Westlake Village,  jmchale@cfiinstallers.org
                                                               CA  91361
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                                                               Sales Manager/Co-Publisher  please contact CFI.
                  31   Why the TISE Competition Matters        Dan Lipman
                       to Installers                           danlipman@pacbell.net
                                                               805-368-7379

                  32  Benefits of Selling More Adhesives       Editor/Co-Publisher:
                                                               Jeff Golden
                                                               jgmediagroupllc@gmail.com
                                                               805-444-1472
         Inspector’s   34  Inspectors and Laminate Flooring
          Corner                                               The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) is
                                                               a non-profit organization dedicated to improving flooring installation in
                                                               the residential and commercial fields through training and certification.
                                                               Since 1993, CFI has been recognized as one of the flooring industry’s most
        Columns                                                prestigious and beneficial platforms for not only flooring installers, but
        Words from Steve Abernathy     4                       flooring professionals worldwide.
        Member News                  36                        CFI provides educational resources for the flooring community, such as
        Industry News                40                        hands-on training in all recognized installation applications. CFI supports
                                                               the professional development of the flooring industry by hosting training
        All rights reserved.  The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in   for installers at all levels, certifications for those looking to continue
        whole or part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible   education, and seminars for flooring associates. CFI is committed to
        for the content or representations in the submitted advertisements, or product
        claims and representations.                            revolutionize, encourage and benefit the people of the flooring industry.
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