City Floor Supply (CFS), a hardwood flooring distributor, joined forces with the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) to host Intermediate Installation Training. The 3-day training workshop was held in late April at the flooring distributor’s North American Headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
NWFA Board Member and Regional Instructor, Lenny Hall, led the hands-on training workshop. Students learned crucial skills such as proper jobsite evaluation, board replacement, how to use self-leveling compounds, and how to lay prefinished, unfinished, solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Complicated installation patterns such as chevron and herringbone were also covered, as were custom inlays and borders. Students were awarded 3 continuing certification units (CCUs).
According to Hall, “This Intermediate Installation Training was about not just laying floors, but looking at the installation process in the context of an entire jobsite.” Hall encouraged the students to think of themselves as not just installers, but as flooring professionals, and apply what they learned to help sell their services more effectively.
City Floor Supply Founder, Mike Glavin, was impressed with the level of skill and dedication he saw throughout the course of the training. “The students did some truly amazing work. It’s not easy learning how to conduct NWFA-approved hardwood floor installations from start to finish, but these guys now have a skillset that truly sets them apart from the competition,” said Glavin.
City Floor Supply also held NWFACP certification testing on Friday, April 28th for a select few hardwood floor contractors Everyone who participated passed the rigorous day-long test, including Dony Buendia of DB Genesis Hardwood Flooring, James Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Harwood Floors, Matt Warner of Atlantic Floors and Jake Miller of Patrick Flooring LLC.
The NWFA conducts training sessions throughout the year at various locations throughout the country. For more information on upcoming training events visit the NWFA’s website.