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7-414 Flooring and Decking (2017-09-14)

Flooring and Decking is a closed book, 50 multiple-choice question examination. Listed below is only a sample of the many good references available on this subject which may be helpful in studying for this examination. This is not a comprehensive listing. Please note that it is not necessary to read all of the books in order to pass the examination. Rather, this list is intended to suggest what types of books might be useful in helping to acquire the basic knowledge needed to perform this type of work. We try to keep this list current with books in print, but some books go out of print from time to time. These books may be available in your local library's collection or through your local library by using the services of Inter-Library Loan. All references available via the internet are followed by an appropriate website address for obtaining the reference. From time to time, website addresses may change and no longer be available. In such cases, please search for the appropriate new website address.

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Advanced Masonry Skills

    Publication Year: 1993


    This book focuses on basic masonry skills with the addition of more technical skills and their applications. Foundations, footings and waterproofing, chimneys and fireplaces and how to master the skills to create them are described.

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    Armstrong Guaranteed Installation Systems


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    Builder's Guide To Floors

    Publication Year: 1997

    Now thousands of construction professionals can turn to the most detailed, reader-friendly information about leading-edge practices and technological advances in the industry.

    Each guide the McGraw-Hill Builder's Guide's deliver:
    -- indepth, comprehensive information on state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technologies
    -- traditional construction methods
    -- practical, profit-boosting advice about marketing, image, and scheduling.

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    Ceramic Tile Setting

    Publication Year: 1992


    Given the high prices that contractors charge for ceramic tile jobs, many homeowners would undoubtedly consider installing it themselves, if they had the proper guidance. Also in the last ten to fifteen years, tile used in new homes is often glued to nothing more than plasterboard. The life expectancy of this type of installation is generally less than two or three years, which means that homeowners must pay to have the tile torn out and redone-an expensive proposition. Now, John P. Bridge comes to the rescue, providing do-it-yourselfers with all of the information they need to complete ceramic tile projects with long lasting, professional results. Bridge begins with a brief discussion of the tools of the trade, materials required, and various types of masonry tile. Readers will then find easy-to-follow instructions for installing floors, tub surrounds, walls, and counter tops. Bridge takes readers step-by-step through the entire process, from surface preparation, layout, and design to setting the tile, grouting, and finishing

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    Flooring Instant Answers

    1st Edition


    If you have anything at all to do with flooring, this handy, quick-reference will help you to do your job faster, easier, better, and more economically. Flooring Instant Answers features a no-nonsense, no fluff “problem/solution” format highlighted by 350 illustrations and just enough text to answer your questions, but not waste your time.

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    Terrazzo Design Technical Data Book


    To simplify the specification of Terrazzo, the Technical Committee of The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Associationhas prepared this book containing the latest specifications, details and technical data as a single source of information.Specifications are complete and may be copied directly, thereby ensuring quality installations.

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    Tile Flooring Reference Manual


    The FIT Tile Flooring reference manual is a part of the FIT Tile installation training program, and is an excellent reference tool for salespeople, specifiers, inspectors and installers. This guide contains the proper guidelines for tile floor covering installation, and can be used in addition to with other industry standards such as ASTM Standards and Manufacturer’s installation guides. Sure to become 'the book' on tile installation!

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    Resilient Flooring Reference Manual


    FCICA in conjunction with the Floorcovering Installation Training Program (FIT) Presents "Resilient Flooring Reference Manual". A valuable resource for anyone involved with resilient floor coverings! The FIT Resilient Flooring reference manual is a part of the FIT Resilient installation training program, and is an excellent reference tool for salespeople, specifiers, inspectors and installers. This guide contains the proper guidelines for resilient floor covering installation, and can be used in addition to with other industry standards such as ASTM Standards and Manufacturer’s installation guides.

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    Installation Training Manuals - Math, Layout & Construction Drawing


    Math used by tilesetters, basic layout of floors, walls, L-shaped rooms, and basic construction drawings.

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    Installation Training Manuals - Troweling & Caulking


    Proper troweling methods of thinsets, adhesives, tube caulking and two part caulks.

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    Installation Training Manuals - Installation of Thinset


    Covers proper thinset methods for floor tile installation.

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    Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation 2021

    Publication Year: 2021


    A guide to assist in clarifying and standardizing installation specifications for tile. Each installation recommendation, or method, requires a properly designed, constructed, and prepared substructure using materials and construction techniques that meet nationally recognized material and construction standards. Included are: product selection guides for ceramic, glass, and stone tiles; guidelines for wet areas; ISO mortar and grout specifications; information on substrate flatness requirements; information on grout joint sizes and patterns, and workmanship standards excerpted from ANSI installation standards.

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2021


    All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.

    All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:

    29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
    29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
    OSHA keyword dictionary
    Easy to find OSHA interpretations