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Heat dangers for contractors

Heat Safety Considerations for Floor Installers

Summer can be brutal for those who work in the construction industry. Spending too much time in hot and humid conditions without the proper protection can result in serious heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn when working outside, and heat rash. Keep your you and your employees safe from the […]

Overcoming price objections for contractors

Overcoming Price Objections

Successful floor contractors are adept at turning leads into prospects, and prospects into closed deals and happy customers. One of the challenges for any contractor is overcoming price objections. This will become more important in 2023 as homeowners consider higher prices, rising interest rates and slowing investment growth. This will most likely lead to greater […]

Business tips for floor contractors

Year End Business Tips for Floor Contractors

Year end is a busy time for contractors as they review performance for the previous 10-11 months, set goals for the coming year and look for opportunities to finish the year strong. It’s a time of building on the momentum that already exists, or trying to drum up additional sales to finish the year on […]

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Tile Cutting Tips

When it comes to cutting tile, accuracy and efficiency matter. Nothing delays a tile job like lots of cutting and trimming – whether it’s for an intricate design or adjusting for drains and fixtures, every minute spent cutting is time not spent laying tile or applying grout. Great installers know tile cutting is the key […]


Why Tile Pros Choose Schluter Systems

If you talk with leading tile installers, you’ll likely hear them reference Schluter®-Systems products. The reason? Schluter has developed an impressive array of installation materials that are easier to install and provide the highest level of quality and protection. Gone are the days of shower pan liners and concerns about waterproofing and leaks. The Schluter […]

Wagner Moisture meter in action

Do I Need a Moisture Meter?

Every contractor and home improvement pro knows that moisture is the enemy of quality construction and longevity. Homeowners and commercial building owners want their spaces to last a long time, and they expect that the building, walls, ceiling and floors will have a long life. For flooring contractors, that means making sure the surface is […]

Rub Cyclone Tile Leveling System

Tile Leveling Systems Make Jobs Easier

Tile installers face a lot of challenges on the job site – particularly with remodeling projects where surfaces are often not flat, square or level. Add in the need for waterproof underlayment, varying substrates and complex designs and the job can turn into a headache. However, all of those elements are invisible to the customer. […]

iQ228CYCLONE 7 in. Dry Cut Table Top Tile Saw

Quality Tools Save Money and Time in the Long Run

There’s an economic theory about how cheap boots cost more than expensive boots in the long run. It goes like this – A cheap pair of $30 boots wear out in a year or less, and have to be replaced, but a quality pair of $150 boots can last 10 years or more. In the […]

Solutions that Add Value to your Tile and Floor Projects

Top tile and floor contractors know that the lowest acquisition cost for new clients comes from customer referrals. The most profitable jobs also come from happy customers – the ones who are wowed by what you can do and the end result, and are willing to pay extra for special features. Customizations like shower niches, […]

ShagTools Named as a ProKnee Grab ‘N Go Destination

Ecommerce site has signed on as an official Grab ‘N Go Destination for the Complete Product Lineup of ProKnee knee pads, knee pad replacement parts, and flooring installation supplies. This allows customers to more easily find the parts they need to refurbish and extend the life of their protective gear as needed. Shagtools already […]

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Year-End Equipment Purchases

Flooring and contractor businesses are having a banner year in 2021 and are heading into the final month with strong profits. That may not seem like a problem, but for many business owners, December is the perfect opportunity to invest in the business to improve efficiency and manage tax implications. Here are a few scenarios […]