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FCICA to host 'Evolution of Wood Flooring Adhesives', an educational webinar

FCICA to host 'Evolution of Wood Flooring Adhesives', an educational webinar

, the Flooring Contractors Association, announces a January 2021 educational webinar featuring Sika Corporation.

FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM Central / 12 PM Eastern for 'Evolution of Wood Flooring Adhesives' presented by Sean Leahy, East Regional Sales Manager Interior Finishing and Andreas Eisenmann, Product Engineer RSB TM Interior Finishing for Sika Corporation

This webinar is FREE for members and $39.95 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is requested. Register here!

In this course, Sean and Andreas will present information about the history of wood flooring, installation methods, sound reduction, and how elastic bonding has become the method of choice today. The course will also cover your wood flooring basics such as flooring types, moisture effects, substrate preparation, potential issues, and what additional products can be implemented to ensure a proper installation. Lastly the course will break down the benefits of an elastic vs. rigid adhesive installation, and the current and future state of elastic wood flooring adhesives.

Presenter, Sean Leahy has been in the flooring industry for over two decades. Starting on the contractor side, Sean learned about the flooring industry from the ground up. Early positions as an estimator and project manager with a commercial contractor in New Jersey introduced him to the many installation methods, finished flooring products and surface preparation scenarios. After 10 years working for the contractor side of the business he moved over to the Manufacturer side, working for HB Fuller for 10 years dealing primarily with Tec Installation products and Chapco Adhesives. As the East Regional Manager for Sika Interior Finishes, he leads the sales team focusing on a full line of Surface Prep products, flooring adhesives and the new Sika Tile installation system.

Presenter, Andreas Eisenmann has been in the flooring industry for the past 6 years. Andreas began working for the Sika Corporation, prior to graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2015 and has learned about the flooring industry from the ground up. Early positions as a Marketing Coordinator with the Sika Commercial Refurbishment, Sealing, and Bonding team introduced him to a wide range of construction products. Andreas then moved into the Interior Finishing travel manufacturer’s representative role, working directly with all US Floor and Décor locations. Currently, he is the Marketing Manager and Product Engineer for the Sika Interior Finishes team focusing on a full line of Sika® MB and SikaLevel® surface preparation products, SikaBond® flooring adhesives and the brand-new SikaTile® tile and stone installation product range.

Are you at Certified Installation Manager (CIM)? FCICA webinars provide one hour continuing education credit (CEU) toward your CIM renewal requirements. Visit for more information.

FCICA, the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association, a nonprofit organization formed in 1982 and headquartered in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. FCICA strives to promote the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM); provide technical education, business support and industry expert networking and deliver skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental U.S. plus Burma and Canada. For more information about FCICA: visit our website or call 630.672.3702.

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