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NWFA, Armstrong partner for professional installation

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals (NWFACP) and Armstrong Floor Products have announced a dual-certification program for installers.

This opportunity will allow installers to build credibility in the marketplace by holding certifications from two highly recognized entities.

“This partnership is a huge win for the industry as a whole,” said Michael Martin, NWFA’s president and CEO. “Each certification program exists to ensure the best possible wood flooring installation. This partnership will build on the strengths of our individual programs, cultivating the best installers possible.”

“Based on professional training, this mutual recognition provides the wood flooring installer the unique opportunity to attain additional certification without having to repeat demonstration of their hands-on skills,” said Tim Provence, Armstrong field installation services specialist in Western U.S. and Canada. “Armstrong is proud to be associated with the NWFACP, promoting installation professionalism, skills and knowledge.”

The adoption of the program will raise the visibility of the NWFA Certified Professional Installers’ certification. More than 30 manufacturers have revised their installation guidelines to include a recommendation to use NWFA Certified Professionals when installing or using their wood flooring products.

They include: Advantage Coatings Technologies, B&M Noble (DuChateau Floors), Basic Coatings, Custom Wholesale Floors, Decorative Flooring, DuraSeal, Franklin International, Goodwin Heart Pine, Hallmark Hardwoods, Jamie Beckwith Collection, Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring, Kährs, Loba-Wakol, Mannington, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Mohawk Finishing Products, Nova USA Wood Products, Nydree Flooring, Olde Wood, Palo Duro Hardwoods, PoloPlaz, Regal Hardwoods, Renick Millworks, Robinson Lumber & Flooring, Shannon Lumber Group/Shamrock Plank Flooring, Somerset Wood Products, Struxtur, Swiff-Train, TEKA Hardwood Flooring by PlyQuet of America, Waterlox Coatings, WD Flooring and Yantarnaya Pryad-Parquet.

For more about this partnership and the NWFACP, call 866.418.5408.