Early bird registration is now available for the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) Convention, taking place Aug. 3 through 5 in Dallas.

The CFI Convention attracts professionals from every sector of the flooring industry. According to the association, the convention is the show “where all of the business surrounding installation happens”—a uniquely dedicated launching pad for companies debuting the latest products, tools and techniques. 

Standout agenda items planned for this year's convention include:

•Custom Vinyl Inset Workshop: Technical trainers from Tarkett, Congoleum and Armstrong team up to present this hands-on workshop where the attendee will create a custom vinyl inset that they will be able to take home.

•Hand Sewing Workshop: Presented by the CFI Training Team, stations will be set up for various hand sewing stitch demos that the attendee will be able to complete and take home as a reference for future installations.

•Inspection Trends Roundtable: Manufacturers, retailers, installers and inspectors will be present to discuss and answer questions and concerns about the latest trends in inspections.

Understanding How You Are Wired—The DISC Behavioral Profile : Presented by Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), Humphrey will identify possible friction points between different personality types and give practical advice on improving every relationship.

Early bird registration ends Wednesday, June 15 and CFI has secured special discounted rates at the Marriott Grapevine facility that includes both the Courtyard and the TownePlace Suites.

For more information, visit cfiinstallers.org.