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Curtis Richard, left, of Primatech with Pete Mansueto of Mansueto Hardwood Flooring who won a new PRO245 Nailer courtesy of Primatech.

Philadelphia Floor Store (PFS) partnered with the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) to offer educational workshops at their showroom in Conshohocken, Pa.

The training seminars provided hardwood floor contractors a chance to sharpen their technical skills and network with fellow hardwood floor industry experts. 

The two-day event kicked off with a Finish Application/Color Workshop. Contractors spent the day acquiring valuable hands-on experience in applying different products to hardwood floors, including dyes, cures, stains, and finishes. Machine maintenance training was held the following day, as attendees brought in their floor sanders and learned firsthand how to perform routine jobsite maintenance. 

Sean Maxwell, owner of Maxwell Hardwood Floors in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. commented, “The training was first-rate! The skills we learned will no doubt provide long-term value for those of us who rely on our flooring tools and application techniques to make a living. Time and again, the Philadelphia Floor Store shows their commitment to their customers by hosting events like these.” 

According to Joe Glavin, PFS co-owner and national sales manager, “It was great to see such a large turnout! Our hardwood contractors are some of the most knowledgeable in the business; as such they know how important it is to continually upgrade and enhance their technical skills. The NWFA made sure they got what they came for! The hands-on, interactive learning experience educated everyone in attendance. The PFS Team certainly learned a few new things in the process!” 

Hardwood flooring professionals representing various specialties were on hand to answer questions and offer advice, including: HID Ultraviolet, Norton Abrasives, Basic Coatings, Primatech, WOCA, Lenmar, Glitsa, DuraSeal, General Finishes, and Aboritec. 

Curtis Richard of Primatech raffled off a new P245 PRO Series Nailer. Pete Mansueto of Mansueto Hardwood Flooring was the winner of the new P245, while Jim Zane of Jim Zane Carpentry won a free one-year NWFA subscription. Vendor promos and special discounts were also in effect during the event. 

Qualified attendees earned certificates, as well as credits toward NWFA degree and certification programs.

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