Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 28, № 1 (Common Causes of Flooring Failures: Part 2)

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[b]SUBSTRATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS WHICH AFFECT FAILURES[/b]

In my opinion, substrate issues are one of the biggest bones of contention today. With installation after installation failing in all types of environments, the question is continually asked, "Wha's different today than years ago when we never had these types of problems?" First and foremost – today we want instant gratification, and that means, "Get the job finished as fast as possible at all costs and we'll worry about the consequences later!" Not only is this a crazy way to think and act, but it's totally irresponsible in many ways. We'll touch on why this is insane in a bit, but first let's look at some of the types of problems we're experiencing.

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