Flooring Events & Industry Training Throughout North America
Every conscientious flooring professional wants to know and understand the products they deal with. Proper training and updating skills is essential to the successful flooring professional. Socializing and networking with peers is also important to those who have a passion for the flooring industry. We look to industry organizations and product manufacturers to support our goal to bring these opportunities to all floor covering professionals.
Below is compiled a list of articles and press releases concerning floorcovering training and other industry events. The Floor Pro Community Forums is where you can find and participate in the many discussions about industry organizations, educational ideas and goals, as well as other training information not included in these pages. Anyone can read the Industry Training & Organizations Forum, but only registered PROs can participate in those discussions.
If you know of future flooring educational opportunities, or are the host of events and training that are not listed here, please bring it to our attention. If you are a registered PRO member, start a new topic in the forum linked to above, orcontact the administrator.
The Most Comprehensive Glossary of Ceramic & Stone Tile Terminology Online
Although this may be the most comprehensive list of tile terminology you can find, it is by no means complete. Glossaries and tile articles from around the Internet have been researched to compile this list and it is an ongoing project. If you know a term related to ceramic or stone tile that is not listed here, please use the comment form to add it. In return, we will link to your professional flooring related website. You might also spot a mistake in our glossary, or feel additional information should be provided. Please use the comment form below to inform us so we can continue to make this the finest place for flooring information on the web. (more…)
Glossary of Tile Terminology
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Goodwill of North Georgia and the Chattahoochee Technical College working with the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) is conducting a three-week, intensive carpet installation training program October 5th through 23rd, 2015 at the college. (more…)
3-Week Carpet Installation Course OCT 2015
Floor Installation Program Created to Get Veterans, Unemployed Back to Work
CFI and Goodwill leading collaborative effort to train much-needed middle-skills workers
Goodwill Industries of Georgia has a mission to put people to work. There is a huge sign at the entry – “When you DONATE and when you SHOP, your actions HELP US put people TO WORK!” What a pleasant surprise to have the opportunity to fully understand the Goodwill organization. Michael Pryor, Director and Quasandria Turner, Special Projects Coordinator, provided a first-hand overview of the impact they have on the lives of people. The facility located in Smyrna, GA is the largest in the nation and a shining example of what can be done when people care.
Michael Pryor said, “While the state’s unemployment rate of 6.3% is a full ten points below where it was in April, The Georgia Department of Labor still reports a need for skilled workers in the state. Through a unique partnership, the International Certified Floor Covering Installers Association (CFI), Chattahoochee Technical College, Goodwill of North Georgia and Spectra, retail commercial sales division of Shaw are working to fill that gap and help area jobseekers find employment.” (more…)
Installation Training for Military Veterans
NFIC Training Clinics and Schools for Installation, Inspections & Sales
Installation Training Courses on…
Woven & Tufted Wools
The course consists of 3 days of training for skilled installers. Our instructors have over 35 years of experience each.
Day 1 of the course is a review of the study guide followed by a written test.
Day 2 is “hands on training” consisting of pattern matching, double stick installation, preparation for Wilton seams, and much, much more.
Day 3, testing for “hands on training” along with demonstrations of the Kool Glide Iron, and the Seamer Down Now. (more…)
Natural Fiber Installers Certification Training for 2015
During the week of August 4-8, in conjunction with the Carpet, Resilient, Ceramic, Laminate and Wood Certifications, the CFI Carpet Master-II Test will be offered in Fort Wayne, IN August 4-7, 2015. The test is the highest form of certification available in the carpet installation segment of the industry. It is a very intensive, three-day test of hand skills, written and verbal knowledge.
Installers who participate are required to have successfully completed the Residential I-II and Commercial I-II certifications. With the deposit of $100.00, the written test can be taken prior to the date at any CFI event or the installer may arrive early to complete it onsite prior to the onset of the testing. Applicants are to (more…)
CFI Presents the Carpet Master-II Certification
Beaulieu of Brazil is hosting the CFI Installation Team May 2 – 16, 2015. The installation training includes hands-on skills working with patterned carpet, broadloom and carpet tiles; LVT and resilient flooring. The CFI Team of Jim Walker, Robert Varden, Efren Llamas and Francisco Jimenez will be sharing the latest in floor covering education including installation techniques and tools with 60 flooring installers. Sales representatives have also been invited to attend. (more…)
CFI Conducts Installation Training in Brazil
Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, will return to Orlando in April to showcase cutting-edge product innovations and emerging trends in the marketplace. When the industry gathers at the Orange County Convention Center, April 14-17, attendees will be impressed with the latest product introductions presented by more than 1,000 exhibitors representing more than 40 countries.
“As the industry continues to innovate tile, reimagine everyday solutions, and present new material for architects, designers, builders, remodelers, distributors, retailers, installers, contractors and fabricators, one thing is certain: Coverings is the place you need to be to see it all,” said Alena Capra, Coverings Industry Ambassador. “Aside from the jam-packed expo floor, the show offers an exceptional conference program, certification courses, and networking opportunities. It is an exhilarating experience that has a lasting impact for all professionals in the industry.” (more…)
CFI 2015 Training Events Calendar March 13-14, 2015 San Antonio, TX | Carpet March 25-26, 2015 Baltimore, MD | Wood & Laminate March 31-April 1, 2015 Ft. Wayne, IN | Ceramic March 31-April 1, 2015 Ft. Wayne, IN | Wood & Laminate April 2-3, 2015 Ft. Wayne, IN | Resilient April 2-3, 2015 Ft. Wayne, IN | Carpet April 10-11, 2015 Nashville, TN | Carpet April…
CFI Training Events for 2015
CFI Hardwood & Laminate Installation Training and Certification
March 10-11, 2015
Carpet City Flooring Center
5400 W. Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 3:30pm (more…)
CFI Hardwood/Laminate Training & Certification Wausau, WI
MOISTURE VAPOR TESTING POSITION STATEMENT ADOPTED
Reprinted with permission, D. Christopher Davis, President and CEO, WFCA, July 30, 2006
After taking more than a year to build a coalition of virtually every key organization in floor covering, the Ad Hoc Industry Task Force on Moisture Emission Testing can now officially take the word “Draft” off the Floor Covering Industry Draft White Paper on Moisture Emission Testing. (more…)
WFCA Moisture Vapor Testing White Paper