Flooring associations discuss installation issues

October 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Flooring associations discuss installation issues

Chicago—The Floor Covering Industry Issues Council (FCIIC) focused on installation issues at its fall meeting here recently.
Leaders of flooring industry trade associations convened to share information on an array of topics and explore opportunities to partner on initiatives that create value for their members and the overall flooring industry.

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WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

October 28, 2013 | Comments Off on WFCA teams with CFI to sponsor installation workshops

Six regional training programs slated for 2014 Oc. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 Anaheim, Calif.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has launched the first nationwide flooring installation training showcase which will be overseen and taught by the Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The collaboration was born out of the WFCA’s long-standing relationship with CFI dating back to 1998. As part of the coordinated effort, the WFCA will sponsor six regional training programs offering complete installation...

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CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

October 21, 2013 | Comments Off on CFI, Surfaces set dates for installation training, certification

Kansas City, Mo.—Surfaces and CFI, through a partnership to provide installation training for flooring installers, are offering the opportunity to earn certification in wood, laminate and ceramic flooring installation at Surfaces 2014. At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the CFI team of instructors will present two courses to run simultaneously on the showroom floor on the lower level on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29. (more…)

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Installments: Prepare for installation management success

September 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Installments: Prepare for installation management success

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11 By Gerry Swift Let’s face it, no matter how well the sales process goes, if the job blows up in the field, we’re going to be looking for a new client to replace the one we just lost. Our reputation suffers along with the more immediate financial turmoil. (more…)

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NWFA, Armstrong partner for professional installation

April 9, 2013 | Comments Off on 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...

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Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

March 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Day joins Bostik as market manager, ceramic installation systems

Bostik’s Consumer & Construction Division recently hired Brian Day as market manager, ceramic nstallation systems. In this position, he will draw on his 10 years of industry management experience and hands-on skills to supervise the complete product lifecycles of Bostik’s entire ceramic installation line. (more…)

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CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on CFI hosts ‘historic’ installation event in Dalton

Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013 Dalton—During a historic four-day training event earlier this month, more than 100 installers, dealers, claims analysts and industry associates gathered here to learn how to install flooring “the right way.” The training was sponsored by the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI). The event began with a laminate and wood installation workshop taught by CFI’s Bob Gillespie and Danny Sherman along with Armstrong’s Tim Provence as attendees participated hands-on to learn...

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FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

March 11, 2013 | Comments Off on FCICA: training zeros in on installation management

by Louis Iannacco Volume 26/Number 21; March 4/11, 2013 New Orleans—The place was filled to capacity as the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) gathered here from Feb. 24 to 27. Attendees met to network and learn about the latest developments in installation management techniques, programs and products. With 154 attendees, the most for the show in more than a decade, all educational sessions were full, according to Christopher Capobianco, sales/technical specialist for Spartan Surfaces and FCICA’s immediate...

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CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

October 18, 2012 | Comments Off on CFI travels to Chile to share installation expertise

Santiago, Chile – On the first evening of their trip to Chile, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association’s  (CFI) CEO Jim Walker and six CFI team members were stuck in an elevator between floors after an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck the Santiago region. The CFI team contacted maintenance personnel to get help; they had to crawl up to a higher floor to get to safety.  Though a bit rattled, the CFI team moved forward and completed...

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MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

June 15, 2012 | Comments Off on MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI has combined the latest trend in large, thin tile with cutting-edge installation methods and new-technology products to provide a definitive guide to successful, sustainable installations for the tile floors of the future. Researchers from two major MAPEI R&D Centers (Milan, Italy, and Deerfield Beach, Florida) have worked on the issue for over a year, testing surface preparation processes, setting materials, trowel selections and use of mechanical edge-leveling systems. The results,...

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