FCI Editorial: How to be a Better Installer
As installation failures continue to be a serious problem in our industry, flooring manufacturers are increasing their support of installation certification, and increasingly are suggesting to their customers to use only certified installers. For example, the vice president of a major carpet manufacturer recently sent a letter to members of the industry urging that only certified installers be used to install their products.
Another important way that installers can improve their abilities and make valuable connections is through attending industry tradeshows. One of the most important installation tradeshows, the annual CFI Convention, will be held August 20-22 in Kansas City, MO. This show will feature a variety of hands-on workshops from some of the industry’s top installation experts, including FCI columnist Jon Namba. Having attended many of these conventions, I can attest that they offer an outstanding opportunity for installers to improve their installation skills and technical knowledge, and to network with some of the country’s finest installers.
Speaking of networking, Floor Covering Installer is now on Facebook. If you’re already a Facebook member, simply visit www.facebook.com/pages/FCI-Magazine/77550264295 to keep up with the latest news in the industry and interact with other flooring professionals. If you’re not a member, creating a profile is simple and free, so what are you waiting for?