Cutting and pasting old specs into new documents devalues the purpose of the spec, leads to incorrect installation process and can result in perfectly good flooring products under performing or failing altogether. There are generic, Canadian floor covering specifications online at https://lnkd.in/ezn6udg available to design authorities for specifying floor covering installation work. This specification resource guides the process of floor covering installation and advises all parties on product acclimation, correct indoor environmental conditions, testing requirements, sub-floor flatness requirements, surface preparation, installer qualifications and clearly assigns scope of work to the correct party. Include the correct language in your next floor covering spec with the words: 'Perform all work in accordance with the NFCA Floor Covering Reference Manual of Canada and the manufacturer’s recommendations for the type of work that applies'. With this done, industry standards and correct procedure can be referenced throughout the installation.