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Work with DCO Commercial Floors, a Starnet member! In 1992, a handful of independent professional flooring contractors from around the country came together to discuss a novel concept. By sharing knowledge, skills and resources with each other, they realized they could become a positive force for the betterment of their…

The growing popularity of specialty floors

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL The majority of commercial floor coverings are designed to meet the general needs of the floored space. They are styled and manufactured to be aesthetically pleasing, durable and easy to maintain. But the very nature of commercial interiors, and the activities that happen in…

Floor preparation estimates

What goes into that magic number. A flooring contractor can provide a ballpark estimate during a project’s specification stage. But providing a hard quote for the actual cost is like predicting the score of a game when the first pitch is thrown. Sure, player stats and team standings may be…

Patterned carpets

Finding the best match for your project Patterned Carpet Trends Patterned carpet is not new but its design sophistication is breaking new ground. With multiple colors and intricate patterns, these carpets were originally introduced to hide foot traffic wear and stains in large spaces. Today’s patterned carpet visuals have evolved…

Safety underfoot

"Safety flooring" used to be synonymous with slip-resistance and drab colors, used primarily on ramps and in entryways. Not anymore. The universe of building safety has expanded the category to include the types of floors available and the spaces they can be used in, without compromising aesthetics. Safety features now…

And now, a word about flooring

Every business develops words, definitions and terminology that become part of the language of the trade. If you’re a designer, specifier, facility manager or building manager, learning and using interiors language and lingo helps you communicate better with and to each other. You not only sound smarter, you are equipped…

Carpeting without a professional

A review of the costs and complications It may seem logical that purchasing carpet by itself, as opposed to through a qualified flooring professional, would result in a lower cost. However, carpet is not a stand-alone product. There are many additional services and expenses required to complete an installation project…

Carpet 101

A primer about carpet construction for end users What are some of the performance components that make carpet perform well? Although you needn’t be an expert on all carpet matters, a basic understanding of construction will help you choose a carpet that meets the physical and aesthetic needs of your…

Coming unglued

By Floorcovering Forensics Company BOND FAILURE SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS Despite the carpet industry’s efforts to improve the quality of installation workmanship, bond failure in commercial carpet installations remains a leading cause of complaints, lawsuits and premature replacement. Annual losses from such failures run into the millions of dollars, and ripples…