Commercial Flooring News

Industry trends, projects highlights and news from Intertech.

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Hit the Courts! What to Know About Gym Flooring

By Bill Imhoff and Billy Chrzan As basketball teams return to the courts this season, the flooring underfoot can be a game changer, pardon the pun. Sports facilities managers must consider a number of factors for their flooring. How will it hold up to heavy use and the weight of bleachers and chairs? How well…

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Why Starnet is Good for Your Flooring Project

Back in the 1990s, the commercial flooring industry was undergoing a significant shift in how it did business. Flooring companies that have been around since then, like Intertech Flooring, experienced an industry-wide movement to consolidate the major flooring manufacturers with distribution and installation. In turn, many of the larger manufacturers of carpet and carpet fibers began…

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Flooring Color Trends for 2021

By Tess Shelton – Intertech Product Consultant As a commercial flooring product consultant to Intertech’s customers, I get asked all the time about trends, especially color trends. Here’s some of the most recent trends I am seeing in colors, and products. The Comfort of Home After so many people worked from home so long, there’s a…

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The ABCs of Vinyl Flooring

Understanding Your Resilient Vinyl Flooring Options Vinyl flooring is a proverbial alphabet soup of acronyms that, for those fairly new to the world of commercial flooring and project management, can be a bit challenging to decipher. How do you know the difference between VCT and LVT? What about BBT or SV? And once you have…

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How to Use Holiday Closings to Your School’s Flooring Advantage

By Terry Bessire, Vice President With students and teachers away for an extended break, the holidays are a great time to spruce up school facilities flooring. In our 30 years of working with everything from K-12 to large universities, we’ve found that the winter break is a popular time for taking care of flooring projects…

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Mitigate Risks on Your Next Construction Project

How the Right Flooring Contractor Can Help By Bill Imhoff A colleague once told me, “I don’t need to go to Vegas to gamble. I’m a construction project manager  –  I gamble every day!” As a commercial project or facilities manager, have you ever felt that way? While that may be a bit overstated, his…

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How Flooring will Change Post-COVID

Trends in flooring to adapt to new workplace realities and consumer fears The pandemic has permeated virtually every aspect of how we live, play and work. Yes, even down to the floors we walk on. As businesses begin reopening to customers and employees, they will need to adapt to new workplace realities and consumer fears.…

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Ensuring Healthy Workplaces

How Flooring Can Impact Indoor Air Quality By Bill Imhoff, President & Chief Executive Officer at Intertech Flooring / W.E. Imhoff Inc. Businesses and employees want to get back to work. As in, get back to the workplace. But a safe return to public workspaces will require attention to many facets of the working environment.…

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Beauty and the Beast: Floor Coatings that are Tough and Beautiful

In April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave Texas Motor Speedway® the green light to offer racing again – albeit with no fans present. Nonetheless, the announcement was welcome news to fans, drivers and speedway managers. “Texas Governor Greg Abbott has given NASCAR® the green flag to race, and our sport is eager to get back…

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4 Reasons to Consider Tile for Your Next Flooring Project

Tour any new commercial project and it is likely you’ll be walking on tile. Tile is one of the hottest commercial flooring choices right now, and there’s a good reason why it is trending in popularity.  Here are four reasons to consider tile for your next project. Flexibility Tile floors deliver crisp, cool, distinctive finishes…

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