Installation Training Clinics & Schools
October 1, 2002
Amtico International conducts a Floor Installation Training School. Classes are limited to 14 people per session. For details call (404) 267-1900. Ardex conducts a two-day training seminar on underlayment leveling and a two-day ceramic tile accessories seminar. Both classes are held at the Ardex Technical Center near Pittsburgh, PA. Classes are free, with lodging and most meals provided. For details call (724) 203-5000. Basic Coatings Professional Sand & Finish School. The three-day Professional Sand & Finish School, sponsored by 3M, Basic Coatings and ALTO, provides the opportunity for hardwood floor professionals to become certified as mastering professional sanding and finishing techniques. For details call (800) 247-5471, ext. 260. The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation is holding classes for consumers, architects, designers, salespeople and floorcovering professionals at its training lab on the Tile Council of America campus in Clemson, SC. A wide variety of classes cover all aspects of tile installation and education. For details, call (864) 646-6640. Certified Floorcovering Installers presents two, two-day courses: an estimating and measuring course and an installation-for-the-inspector course. The first course is designed to provide entry-level training for those interested in estimating and measuring. The latter course is a hands-on course that is designed to explain the most common installation complaints. For details, call (816) 231-4646. Crain Cutter Co. conducts complete floor covering installation clinics at distributor locations. For details, contact the distributor listed in your area or Crain Cutter at (408) 946-6100. Dependable Floor Products offers two-day training seminars on sub-floor preparation and Dependable products. Training includes classroom instruction and hands-on training with trowelable, moisture treatment, and self-leveling products. For details call (800) 227-3434. Domco provides a number of training methods to provide education on installation of all its resilient product offerings. For details call (800) 227-4662. DuPont-Mohawk Sponsored CFI Installation Seminars. DuPont and Mohawk are sponsoring CFI Certification seminars nationwide. For details call (800) 248-8582, ext. 239. The Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services offers three courses for inspectors. The Certified Carpet Claims Inspectors school is a six-day course with in-depth coverage of carpet claims. The Resilient/Hard Surface Inspectors Class teaches the required skills to become a qualified, certified hard surface claims inspector. The Water Vapor Emission Certification Course is an in-depth study for identifying and solving moisture-related problems with concrete floors For details call (800) 462-2151. The Forbo Industries' Master Mechanic School is a six-day program for the experienced installer. The program is directed toward the commercial installer who recognizes the importance of continued training and professionalism. The Associate Mechanic Program is a two-day training program covering subfloors, testing, scribing and fitting, seaming, and other disciplines, as well as maintenance and repairs. For details call (800) 233-0475 ext. 218 or ext. 213. HG Maintenance Systems offers one-day, hands-on seminars for natural stone restoration and maintenance, including instruction on leveling, grinding and polishing of various calcareous stone surfaces. Call (888) 615-2128 for details. Laticrete International offers several seminars designed specifically for distributors, dealers, and others directly involved in the ceramic tile and stone industry. Attendees qualify for AIA/CES Learning Units. For details call (800) 243-4788. Lees Carpet Institute ensures that installers get personal training to receive Lees' highest level of certification. Students are required to have five years of experience being accepted into the program. Training adheres to CRI standards. For details call (800) 443-2241. MAPEI Corporation offers seminars on adhesives, repairing and patching, floor leveling, double-glue carpet installation, ceramic tile installation and more. For details call (800) 42-MAPEI. Mannington Floors offers week-long installation training courses. The Basic Residential Resilient Training Class features Mannington's residential full-spread and perimeter installed products. Also available is a Laminate/Wood Installation Training course. Classes are held in Salem, NJ. For details call (800) 356-7329. National Carpet Equipment conducts a variety of custom training courses to fit the student's needs. Hands-on training covers all phases: rug design, carpet carving, sculpting, bas-relief, binding, hand tufting, fiber optic and more. National offers student discounts on all products and supplies. For details call (800) 245-0267 or (763) 535-8206. The National Laminate Training Center in Dalton, Ga. Offers comprehensive three-day courses for installation mechanics, custom installation/board replacement specialists, and laminate instructors/inspection specialists. For details call (706) 260-2525. The National Tile Contractors Association offers the NTCA Workshop, a three-hour program now being conducted at various sites throughout the country. In addition, NTCA now offers Workshop Plus, a comprehensive three-day training session also being conducted at various locations. For details call Justin Woelfel Jr. at (601) 939-2071. The National Training Center for Stone & Masonry Trades provides training in all aspects of the stone and tile industry, from design and installation to fabrication and restoration and maintenance. For details, call (404) 834-4800. The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) conducts two-day advanced regional training schools, three-day basic regional training schools and four-day Hardwood Professional Sales & Installation Schools. For details call (800) 422-4556. The National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA) offers a five-day NOFMA/NWFA hands-on regional/modular school and professional installation school. Courses cover installation, fillers, repairs and special tools, sanding and finishing, specialty products, estimating and many more related subjects. For details call NOFMA at (901) 526-5016. Northern Industries offers a three-day seamless flooring and waterproofing installation course. Course fee of $175 includes comprehensive hands-on training and certification. For details call (401) 821-2121. The Orcon Installation Center offers training to anyone who would like to attend. A variety of courses include education and training on estimating, seam placement, specialty installations, pattern matching, and many other aspects of carpet installation. For details call (510) 430-8865. The Roane Company is offering monthly Witex installation clinics. Also available: Witex installation and repair videos. For more information call (800) 273-6499 (CA, AZ and NV only) or (562) 404-3464. Schluter Systems offers a tile installation seminar for professional installation technicians in the ceramic and stone industry. For details call (800) 472-4588. The Scofield Institute offers hands-on workshops combining practical demonstrations with opportunities for participants to improve their skills in cementitious overlays and decorative concrete finishing. For details, call (800) 800-9900. Tarkett offers an installation course that addresses underlayments, adhesives, moisture testing, coving, seaming and more. For information and registration call Tarkett's technical services department at (610) 266-5500. Triangle Pacific National Training Center offers a four-day installation workshop designed for beginning or intermediate installers of Bruce Hardwood Floors, Premier Wood Floors, and Bruce Floors. Also available: The Hartco Installation Workshop. Call (800) 526-0308, ext. 2532, for details. The World Floor Covering Association holds hands-on Regional Installation Training and Education (RITE) classes for beginners in carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, and ceramic flooring installation at its Anaheim, Calif., headquarters. For details, contact (800) 624-6880. Editor's Note: These training clinics and schools cover a wide variety of floor covering installation subjects. Phone numbers are provided for you to get more information on schools in which you are interested. Also, be sure to check with your distributors for upcoming schools/clinics.