The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has introduced a new course to its educational curriculum with the debut of a one-day Advanced Laminate Installer Certification class.

The schedule for 2012 is:
  •  March 6 – Salem, N.J.
  •  May 8 – Dallas, Texas
  •  July 10 – City of Industry, Calif.
  •   Sept. 11 – Calhoun, Ga.
  •  November 6 - Phoenix, Ariz.

The course will include four hours of classroom presentation and 4-hours of hands-on installation training, which will serve as a test for certification. The installation will include installing with obstacles, molding, stairs, testing for flatness and moisture, and plank replacement.

Presentations will address the definition of laminate flooring, a review of samples and locking mechanisms, preparing for installation, job site evaluation, installation of floating floors, water management, grade levels, wood and concrete subfloor requirements, sound considerations, safety requirements, and a glueless plank demonstration.

The class fee is $350. To register or for more information, contact Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566 or