INSTALL representatives from across the United States will be at the annual NeoCon Expo, June 11-13 at Chicago's Merchandise Mart, with the goal of educating attendees on the importance of having a certified mechanic install floorcovering materials.

INSTALL Director John McGrath believes having so many flooring decision-makers in one venue is the perfect opportunity to present information about how a flooring installer can make or break an interior project.

“Millions of dollars are at stake with most projects, making the competence of the flooring installer paramount,” he said. “We’ve found that architects and interior designers are not aware that they can dictate the qualifications of a flooring installer in order to protect the integrity of their design. We plan to educate as many people as we can during these three days that, by requiring an INSTALL-certified mechanic, the A&D community can achieve the best possible scenario in having the flooring installed according to specifications.”

INSTALL will be exhibiting at booth 8118 on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart. For more information about INSTALL, visit www.installfloors.org.