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               SPECIALIST                                      The Turtle Scribe Shower was        SPECIALIST
                                                               installed by Ken Ballin of Skyro
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              THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI                  Floors from Ocean County, NJ.   CFI Annual Convention Photos
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                                                                                           Project Profile: A Mosaic Turtle Shower
                                                                                           Nine Steps for Installation Success
                                                                                           Understanding Flooring Adhesive Terminology
                  12   Project Profile: Freedom with           Best Tile provided the 12x24 field   SPECIALIST
                                                               tile, 8x48 porcelain planks, and
                      Design: A Mosaic Turtle Shower           birds egg mix pebbles from Island   THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
                                                               stone. All scribing was done by
                                                               hand with grinder and diamond
                  14   Questions About Cork?                   tooling from helix and set with
                                                               Bostik setting materials with
                                                               Levtec lippage tuning system. See        Brought to you by:
                                                               story beginning on page 12.
                  18   A Quick Lesson on Hand and
                      Power Tool Safety
                                                                 Flooring
                  20  CFI Surface Prep Resource Guide
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                                                               SENIOR EDITOR:          CFI National Office
                  24  Know Before You Go:                      Kimberly Oderkirk       10676 West US Highway 80
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                      Movement Joints                          koderkirk@assocsvs.com  Forney, TX 75126
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                  28  CARPET BACKINGS: What                    Shalynn Rangel
                      3 things drive the selection?            srangel@assocsvs.com
                                                               JG MEDIA GROUP LLC:     CFI STAFF:
                  30  Selecting the Proper Adhesive            4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd  Robert Varden
                                                               Ste 560, Westlake Village,  Executive Director
                                                               CA  91361               rvarden@cfiinstallers.org

                  32  Understanding Flooring Adhesive          Sales Manager/Co-Publisher  John McHale
                                                                                       jmchale@cfiinstallers.org
                                                               Dan Lipman
                      Terminology – Part 3                     danlipman@pacbell.net
                                                               805-368-7379            Lauren Johnson
                                                                                       ljohnson@cfiinstallers.org
                  36  CFI Annual Convention Photos             Editor/Co-Publisher:
                                                               Jeff Golden             For subscription information,
                                                               jgmediagroupllc@gmail.com  please contact CFI.
                                                               805-444-1472
                  40  Keeping it Clean                         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.
        Departments                                            Since 1993, CFI has been recognized as one of the flooring industry’s most
                                                               prestigious and beneficial platforms for not only flooring installers, but
        Word from Robert Varden     6                          flooring professionals worldwide.
        Industry News             42                           CFI provides educational resources for the flooring community, such as
        Member News               46                           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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