The Maryland and Northern Virginia Floor Covering Association (MDNVAFCA) will conduct an Estimating Course Nov. 2-3 at Quality Carpet One in Woodbridge, VA. The course will be taught by nationally recognized floor covering expert and FCI columnist Jon Namba.

This two-day interactive estimating course covers carpet, resilient, tile, hardwood, laminate, stone and trim materials. The course will guide the student through the steps to do a take-off from a blueprint, how to calculate the amounts of material needed, and how to determine proper seam placement for carpet and resilient flooring. All types of floor covering will be extensively covered.

The cost for the course is $250 per person. A portion of this fee may qualify for a trade scholarship from the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Paperwork must be submitted to the WFCA no later than Oct. 1. To register or for more information, call Roland Thompson at (301) 748-3733 or email: