The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) will hold a resilient installation training and certification class on Sept. 16-17 in Kent, WA. The event is sponsored by Pacific Mat & Commercial Flooring - High West Logistics Building, 18414 80th Court South, Kent, WA 98032.  


Wednesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Includes the CFI-Armstrong Certification Test  

Cost: $485.00 per installer includes testing for the CFI - Armstrong Certification. Please visit for the benefits of Armstrong Certification. Installers to furnish required tools.  

Training and Armstrong Certification include knowledge of installation and product use. Topics covered include:

• Professionalism - Job site preparation and installation requirements

• Moisture (Effects of Moisture, Moisture testing Procedures)

• Use of stripping agents, citrus solvents, paint thinners, charcoal lighter fluid

• Patching compounds (Portland-based, gypsum and SLC’s)

• Types of flooring (rotogravure, inlaid, linoleum, felt-backed, vinyl-backed, vinyl-composition tile (VCT), Vinyl asbestos tile (VAT) and rubber)

• Wall base and transitions

• Installation characteristics (adhesives, trowels, open-time, seam sealers, proper seam preparation, proper sealing techniques and using correct rollers)

• Review of common problems such as telegraphing and installation over existing flooring

• Flash coving and seam welding

• Opportunity to apply for Armstrong Commercial Certification following training.

For more information, or to register for the event, call (816) 231-4646 or register online at