Hello, Lately I have been asked to do wall to wall installations and I feel that there is potential there. I have experience in the custom rug aspect of the carpet industry and know older folks that know how to install "easy/cheap" carpet. Have gotten great advice from them but unfortunately this was not their specialty and they were mostly doing small side jobs. That is as far as that went because his specialty was tufting rugs. A dying art as you may know. Another factor is the carpet I will be laying is very expensive for the most part. Mostly handmade or axe minster along with wiltons and most likely natural fiber. I know the risk is high but so are the rewards. The work is pretty much guaranteed but there are a few obstacles beside the ones mentioned above. I have clients that do commercial and industrial properties as well . There is major potential but I know I need a good solid team for this to happen. I am willing to take the time to advance in my career and learn this to teach others. One installer asked me once "do you know how to make good seams" and I said yes that is our bread and butter and he responded "then you know how to install." I dont know how true that is so I am approaching this very respectfully and with caution since I have heard a few horror stories. Now here is the biggest issue. I use to work for a place where I learned the trade of custom area rugs. Let's just say there was some shady things going on and long story short we ended going under another company because their assets were at risk... The new company was terrible when it came time to pay and the owner had a nasty attitude. My question is: Has anyone taken the test ? What proof do you need to qualify to take it? I have my fingers crossed that there is a way to do this without having to bother anyone. Thanks in advanced-!