Installation Expertise with Tim McAdoo

Have a customer that has applied Murphy’s Oil Soap or Orange-Glo Cleaner on their new pre-finished hardwood floor? Something to try is a solution of Ammonia and water. Ammonia should be diluted using a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 part Ammonia. Wearing rubber gloves, soak towels or cloth in this solution and wring them out until nearly dry. Clean the floor with the towels. When the towel becomes dirty, start with a clean towel or you will deposit the dirt back onto the flooring. Do not flood the flooring with this solution. Remember, this is hardwood. Water and wood do not mix.

How much of a concern is the vinyl flooring category in general?
Here is a link that provides some background on a recent study performed on vinyl flooring about phthalates –chemicals used to soften vinyl and has been linked to threats to human health such as asth-ma, brain development and the immune system. Several big box stores were involved in a test of their vinyl products and it was not good news – however, Armstrong vinyl tested phthalate free. Armstrong vinyl, including Alterna, does not contain ortho-phthalates. In fact, all Armstrong vinyl products are also floor score certified – contributing to clean air quality.

Toxic Phthalates Widespread in Vinyl Flooring Sold by Top Retailers

Looking for a versatile patching material or need a floor patch for high moisture areas? Check out Mapei Mapecem Quickpatch. Mapecem Quickpatch is a versatile, fast-setting, cementitious mate-rial used for the patching of interior/exterior concrete surfaces including concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks and concrete pads. Mapecem Quickpatch features extraordinary ease of placement, with a variable water ratio and outstanding workability. Mapecem Quickpatch can be applied from feather-edge to 3″ for ramping or filling. That makes it ideal for restoring weathered, damaged concrete sur-faces to a uniform, superior wearing and better-than-new appearance. Mapecem Quickpatch sets fast for easy and cost-efficient repairs, minimizing jobsite turnaround time.

chair_padsHaving felt chair pads on the bottom of chairs and furniture is great, but if you fail to clean them off you are just grinding abrasive dirt into your flooring which can damage the protective coating.




Need to dress a wall up? Pictured below is Armstrong Architectural Remnants Laminate installed on walls.

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Tim McAdoo has a vast array of knowledge and highly developed installation skills and qualifications that have been amassed over his 35 years in the floor covering industry which has covered manufacturing, product development, installation and installation training.

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