The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) now offers classes on the West coast as part of the NALFA Installer Certification School.  Classes will be held in City of Industry, Calif. on June 30 and July 1, 2009. 

The comprehensive training curriculum covers all aspects of a quality laminate installation and will give the attendees the skills necessary to perform installations to high standards and craftsmanship in the field. Topics to be covered include: what is laminate, HPL & DPL, types and joints, abrasion class and wear class, job site evaluation, floor preparation, wood sub-floors, concrete sub-floors, moisture meters, acclimation, safety issues and emergency procedures, insurance, using manufacturer instructions, measuring and balancing, installation direction, sub-floor issues, special areas, correcting errors, measurement and estimation, installation techniques, board replacement, floor removal and cleaning.  

The cost to register and attend the NALFA Installer Certification School is $450 per person for NALFA members and $500 per person for non-members.  The registration fee includes all the necessary instructional materials, use of on-site tools and materials, meals, a NALFA Installer Certification Certificate and use of the associated logo and marketing materials.  In addition there is an annual renewal fee for certified installers of $100. This guarantees that NALFA certified installers receive constantly updated information from NALFA members regarding the latest products, tools and techniques in the laminate flooring industry.

The NALFA Installer Certification School is designed for individuals with at least two years of experience as a flooring installer. The topics and techniques covered in the course require a level of competence and understanding that requires field experience as an installer. 

To register or for more information, please call Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566 or visit www.nalfa.com.