The newly formed National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT), announced its development of a trade association, comprised of technical flooring professionals, with a common goal to improve the flooring industry through training. NAFCT is focused solely on continuously working to provide a solution to the installation shortage the industry has been experiencing. With future focused training, NAFCT will be working with industry experts, manufacturers, and other flooring associations to provide advanced and affordable hands-on training, locally to the installer. In January 2021, NAFCT will be launching specific training segments, compiled with key industry partners and manufacturers.
“New, enhanced and ongoing training services are needed to elevate the skilled trade status of flooring installers,” said Paul Pleshek, executive director and co-founder of NAFCT. Flooring installation is typically one of the most expensive components of the construction project and not always respected as such. “Experience, knowledge, certification, craftsmanship should mean more in our industry than it currently does, we [NAFCT] want to work to change this,” says Pleshek.”