Surfaces 2011 continues the show’s long-running tradition of installation training, with a wide variety of installation-related panel discussions and demonstrations throughout the show. 

Kicking things off on Jan. 25, Dan Westcott and Jack Dean of INSTALL presented a one-hour installation-focused education session on the exhibit floor's live stage. The presentation focused on the importance of installation certification.

Later that day,FCIcolumnist Jon Namba hosted a panel discussion on “Common Causes and Corrections for Installation Failures.” Panelists included Gerald Sloan, technical director of the National Tile Contractors Association; Don Conner of the National Wood Flooring Association; and Jim Walker, founder and ceo of International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI).Floor Covering Installeris proud to present exclusive video coverage from this informative session. To view the first of these video segments, visit www. Be sure to check back on theFCIweb site at www.fcimag.comfor more videos from Surfaces 2011.