The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) will offer its Laminate/Hardwood Training & Certification course Dec. 7-8 in Sacramento, Calif.

Laminate Topics:
  • Various types of manufactured materials with different fastening systems
  • Technical handouts provided for future reference
  • Use of manufacturer’s recommended installation supplies
  • Specific installation properties and characteristics for each type of flooring
  • Glue vs. Click - Adhesives - Plank-lay direction - Startup and row stagger
  • Room size - Spacers - Silicone sealant
  • Stairs – Transition systems – Expansion issues – Board repair
  • NALFA ( and Armstrong Certifications ( available
Hardwood Topics:
  • Classroom and demonstrations of pre-finished hardwoods presented with various types of manufactured products
  • Nail-down, glue-down and floating floor installations
  • Re-coating / Factory finishes (UV-cured, acrylic impregnated, ceramic and aluminum oxide)
  • Transitions – two parts
  • Balancing floors
  • Properties and characteristics of unfinished and pre-finished floors (solid -types of cuts- plain, quarter sawn, rift sawn)
  • Strip and plank - Engineered and parquet/Janka hardness - Cork and bamboo
  • Radiant systems
  • NWFA ( and Armstrong Certifications ( available
The Laminate/Hardwood Training & Certification will be held at Tom Duffy, 11320 Trade Center Drive, #A, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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) 471-6025 or email