The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) will offer its Ceramic Training and Certification course Oct. 5-6 in Baltimore, Md.

Topics for this course include:
  • Classroom and demonstrations with product provided by several different manufacturers
  • Properties and characteristics of tile vs. stone
  • Setting materials  -  Substrate preparation
  • Deflection  -  Balancing floors
  • Backerboards  -  Membrane systems  -  Radiant systems
  • Estimating and layout / Tools required
  • Demonstration of techniques for walls installation
  • TCNA and ANSI guidelines

The Ceramic Training and Certification will be held at L. Fishman , 6301 E. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21224.

A minimum of two years experience is required for CFI Certification. Cost for the course is $485. As an added bonus, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) offers trade scholarships up to $500 per member. All CFI Events are covered 100% up to your limit. For more information, call (816) 231-4646 or email