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Survey yields promising results for vinyl industry

According to the results of a survey conducted by Accountability Information Management (AIM) for the Vinyl Institute, music is not the only industry to recently experience a renewed interest in vinyl. The survey states use of vinyl in design and construction has increased from 76 percent in 2010 to 82 percent in 2015, with a similar increase in user satisfaction with vinyl products.

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Specifying the concrete slab to be polished

One of the biggest mistakes a designer can make when specifying polished concrete slabs is to state, “Concrete for polished concrete, including formwork, reinforcement, concrete materials, mixture design, placement procedures, initial finishing, and curing is specified in Section 03 30 00 Cast-in-Place Concrete.”

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Floors by the book

When ceramic or stone tile is the flooring of choice for a project, specifiers have a tremendous resource in the Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation. It is published yearly by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).

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Using shear transfer at engineered wood floors

Engineered wood products are specified for a wide range of light-frame floor assemblies in light commercial and multi-family construction. I-joists, glued-laminated timber (glulam), rim board, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), laminated strand lumber (LSL), and oriented strand lumber (OSL) are popular due to their availability, precision, strength, and consistent quality.

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