A group of dedicated installers recently braved minus 40-degree weather to attend a Karastan carpet training and installation certification in Sioux City, IA. The event was attended by 37 installers, numerous sales associates and storeowners.
Walker, Director of Installation Training for Karastan, presented
demonstrations for woven carpet, stair installation, powerstretching, pattern
alignment, seaming and installation techniques specific to Karastan
carpets. Jim introduced new techniques
concerning products and installation to the group. During the afternoon
session, the Karastan Certification Team, Ed Braile, Roy Davison, Alan Ellis
and Chuck Kubich conducted seaming of woven carpets and stair upholstery
exercises in preparation for certification the following day.
“We have conducted
several events in this area,” said Karastan Territory Manager, Kevin Reit. “Every time, the installers and Karastan
dealers tell us of the benefit they receive from the information and hands-on
training. It is evident as we see a
decrease in installation-related issues.
We will definitely schedule another one in the future. Jim and his team relate to the participants
and make the training and certification an enjoyable event.”
installers who represent our company attended this training,” said Mike Hughes,
owner of Kelly’s Carpet in Omaha.
“They enjoy attending to learn about new techniques and tools because the
training is always up to date and addresses the needs of the installers.”
provides attendees a bound installation book that covers all facets of carpet
installation, including techniques and technical information about woven
carpets. The DVD is divided into
sections that address Wilton,
Axminster and velvet carpets, various backings, tufted carpet, patterns, stair
upholstery, the installation of woven runners and the responsibilities of the
professional installer. The Karastan certified installers receive an
identification badge, certificate, shirt and updated materials from Karastan.
Installers brave subzero weather for Karastan certification event
May 19, 2009