Armstrong Floor Products, INSTALL and INSTALL’s curriculum provider, the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) are partnering to present a joint certification for commercial resilient flooring installation.
parties finalized an agreement to mutually recognize the CITF and Armstrong
training for certification purposes. Specifically, the CITF resilient
certification test, which tests INSTALL professionals for proficiency in this
skill, is now recognized as an Armstrong certification test as well. Armstrong,
as one of INSTALL’s original partners, supports the concept of a comprehensive,
in-depth training program with stringent national standards.
promoting the INSTALL program, we hope to bring this training and expertise to
an even larger contractor audience. In this way, we can promote and advance
minimum industry standards for quality installation, which benefits our entire
industry,” said Tim Rawlins, manager, new product development, installation
specially certified professionals will have access to the INSTALL marketing
program and will have earned all the benefits of the Armstrong Certified
of the arrangement, each company will continue to conduct all of its own
proprietary training and educational programs as before. Only the standards for qualification and
testing will be accepted by both Armstrong and INSTALL. Successful candidates
can earn an INSTALL/Armstrong Commercial Resilient Flooring Installation
benefits from this agreement by getting its certification training into the
INSTALL alliance. INSTALL contractors benefit from the plan through a workforce
trained not only by the CITF, but also by Armstrong’s professional training
network,” said Tim Provence, installation & technical services manager-west
ensure customer confidence, installers certified by Armstrong receive up to
$2,500 in material cost for Armstrong branded linoleum and commercial sheet
flooring and installation products to correct workmanship error.
this means is that should an Armstrong commercial flat lay flooring job fail
after being installed by an INSTALL, CITF-Armstrong Certified Installer, Armstrong
will provide up to $2,500 in materials to repair or replace the project, and
the certified installer contractor will supply all labor,” explained
tremendous benefit in not recreating the wheel, but rather partnering with the
experts, in this case Armstrong, to expose our INSTALL contractors and flooring
professionals to a comprehensive program. This is clearly a win-win for all
involved, especially the customer, who will get excellent work by a contractor
using INSTALL/Armstrong certified flooring professionals,” said John McGrath,
director of INSTALL.
information, contact your local Armstrong distributor or call 1-877-ARMSTRONG,
or visit www.floorexpert.com for installer-specific product and maintenance
information for both commercial and residential flooring.
Armstrong partners with INSTALL, CITF for resilient installation certification
April 15, 2009