The International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) organization has had a big year with the ramping up of training, the installation competitions and addition of leadership. Let's take a look at some of the CFI team's achievements over the course of the year. 

Read: The CFI Convention: Better Together

Flooring installers, retailers and distributors from all over the country gathered at this year’s International Certified Installers (CFI) Convention to compete in the Southeast Regional Installation competition, participate in education sessions, demo new products and connect with colleagues.

Read: Southeast Regional Installation Competition Winners

The International Surface Event (TISE) kicked off the 2023 National Installer of the Year Competition with the Southeast Regionals in Orlando, Florida, on July 31. The winner for each category was announced on Monday, August 1, during the International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) Convention.

Read: CFI Hall of Fame: Karen and Daris Mulkin: A Story of Love and Loyalty

For nearly 30 years, Daris and Karen Mulkin devoted their lives to training the next generations of flooring installers.

Read: CFI Carpet Certification Hosted by Hank's Specialties in Urbandale, Iowa

The International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) held a R-1, residential 1, carpet certification at Hank's Specialties, a flooring and installation products wholesaler in Urbandale, Iowa on October 27 and 28.

Read: CFI Announces Newly Elected Board Members and Certification Officers

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association has welcomed Dave Garden, president, Installation Services, LLC, as chair of the board of directors, and Don Styka, director of field services, Tarkett, as vice-chair.

Read: CFI Certification Hosted at Thompson Flooring and Installation in Frederick, Maryland

Roland Thompson, owner, Thompson Flooring and Installation, hosted an International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) course on hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) at his facility in Frederick, Maryland. The two-day course took place December 3-4, 2022.

Read: Kimi's Carpets Plus Hosts CFI Training for Both Installers and RSAs

Kimi's Carpet Plus located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina hosted an International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) training event for both flooring installers and retail sales associates. The training took place over the course of two days and each achieved their R1 carpet certification.

Read: CFI Puts on Train the Trainer Event to Expand Trainer Pool

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) hosted a one-of-a-kind training aimed at recruiting and training trainers for future certification courses.