The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) has announced that it will offer hands-on hardwood installation training; CFI, Armstrong and NWFA Certification are available at the training classes. Cost for the two-day class is $475; maximum of 12 attendees per class.
benefits include: CFI Certification; Armstrong Pre-Finished Hardwood
Certification; written test for Armstrong Certification is available at the
training – cost included; NWFA -
National Wood Flooring Association Certification.
who successfully complete the requirements of the hands-on training have the
option of taking the NWFA certification test online at an additional $50.00 per
applicant. Written test for Armstrong Certification is available at the
training – cost included.
characteristics of the various types of flooring.
of substrate acceptable for flooring
grades – on, above, below
moisture and testing procedures - Acclimation
properly controlled installation environment
handling of materials - Tools
manufacturer’s installation and supplier guidelines
and proper planning
includes knowledge of installation and product use.
demonstrations and hands-on skills training of pre-finished hardwoods are presented
with various types of manufactured products.
glue-down and floating floor installations
and characteristics of unfinished and pre-finished floors (solid -types of
cuts- plain, quarter sawn, rift sawn)
Cork and bamboo
finishes (UV-cured, acrylic impregnated, ceramic and aluminum oxide)
staples and cleats
of floating and direct-glue installations
information, contact CFI at (816) 231-4646, or email:
CFI to offer hands-on hardwood installation training
March 10, 2009