The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) is inviting contractors, instructors and manufacturers to observe the prototype certification of its newest flooring certification, surface preparation, on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center in Pewaukee, Wis.

This new program was created to address the significant need in the floor covering industry to raise awareness and aptitude of substrate needs for successful installations. Substrate awareness is part of every installation and this certification already has great implications in members' daily success. This evaluation includes a 100-question written test, profiling, moisture and alkalinity measuring and mitigation, ramping, self-leveling, skim coating, mixing and cleaning expertise.

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