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    CFI installation course registration opens

CFI installation course registration opens

Dallas—Registration has opened for the International Certified Floorcovering Installers’ (CFI) new proprietary residential carpet installation course at the CFI Training Facility based in Forney, Texas, which will begin training in February. The class, which is only offered at the CFI school, turns out certified installation graduates ready to begin work immediately after five weeks. “There is no other training program like this in the world today,” said Scott Humphrey, CEO,

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    CFI convention: Dawn of a new era for installation association

CFI convention: Dawn of a new era for installation association

November 30/December 14; Volume 30/Number 12 By Ken Ryan Dallas—The 22nd annual International Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) convention was held here last month, but to Robert Varden, the new CEO, it might as well have been the first. “We are in our infancy,” Varden told members and associates. “We are born in an age with so much opportunity. We have so many more resources now with the WFCA [World Floor

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    Resilient: True loose lay highlighted for easier, faster installation

Resilient: True loose lay highlighted for easier, faster installation

November 9/16; Volume 30/Number 11 By Jenna Lippin Innovations in luxury vinyl tile continue as the product category picks up steam thanks to an upbeat marketplace. Improvements in installation remain top of mind for manufacturers as DIY and BIY shoppers are seeking a fast, easy job, in addition to the need for low-maintenance installation due to a lack of installers and, therefore, less time for training. While dry back/glue-down and

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    CRI unveils key changes to carpet installation standards

CRI unveils key changes to carpet installation standards

Dalton—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has updated its installation standards for carpet 104 (commercial) and 105 (residential). Developed by a team of industry leaders, these changes address innovations that require new approaches to carpet installation, particularly planning and subfloor preparation. “Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen a flood of new carpet products, materials and technologies in the market,” said Joe Yarbrough, CRI president. “Carpet installers need updated guidance

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    FCICA names first certified installation manager

FCICA names first certified installation manager

West Bloomfield, Mich.—The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) has named Amy Johnston of Flooring Services in Livonia, Mich., the first Certified Installation Manager (CIM) to receive her designation from the CIM Program. Johnston completed all of the learning modules and assessments in the program to become the first CIM. The CIM program is an online certification program specifically developed for and available to anyone who wants to obtain the knowledge necessary

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    Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Davenport, Iowa—The Carpetland USA store located here hosted a CFI-Congoleum Installation Training Event earlier this month. The two-day, hands-on class was sponsored by the flooring distributor All Tile and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Joe Cea, installation specialist for Congoleum and CFI senior certifier, and members of the CFI team, Tony Buckhardt and Jay Zurn, demonstrated LVT installation requirements including product knowledge, substrate preparation and the importance of professionalism

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    Beaulieu of Brazil hosts CFI LVT installation training

Beaulieu of Brazil hosts CFI LVT installation training

Sao Paulo, Brazil—Beaulieu of Brazil hosted the Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) installation training May 2-16 here. Sessions were led by Jim Walker, CEO of CFI, and Robert Varden, executive director of CFI. Installers learned how to use new tools, new methods of adhesive application, seaming techniques and more. “The installers became proficient at the various requirements of seam construction such as running a row, seaming and using a glue gun

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    ANSI approves WFCA sponsored S600 Carpet Installation Standard

ANSI approves WFCA sponsored S600 Carpet Installation Standard

Anaheim, Calif.— The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) sponsored S600 Carpet Installation Standard, developed under the expert guidance of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The acceptance of S600 as an ANSI standard is a significant achievement for the flooring industry, marking the first time the entire industry assembled to jointly develop a universal standard for carpet installations across

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    FCICA: Focus on installation manager segment pays off

FCICA: Focus on installation manager segment pays off

March 16/23, 2015; Volume 28/Number 19 By Ken Ryan San Diego—Having worked for a multimillion dollar flooring contractor, Gerry Swift, current chairman of the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA), understands the critical importance a well-versed installation manager has in the business—not merely from a technical standpoint but with operations and management as well. “We would bring in flooring installers and hope and pray they could take on a management role that

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    FCICA Installation Manager Taskforce develops CIM Purpose Statement

FCICA Installation Manager Taskforce develops CIM Purpose Statement

West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is delighted to announce that the Installation Manager Taskforce developed a Purpose Statement for the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program at the October Mid-Year meeting. The CIM Purpose Statement is as follows: The Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program provides training tools and assessment for qualified professionals within the commercial flooring industry to enhance their core skill set, experience and knowledge base, which are

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    FreeFit installation certification program taking hold

FreeFit installation certification program taking hold

October 13/20, 2014; Volume 28/Number 9  By Louis Iannaco Five years ago, FreeFit luxury vinyl tile (LVT) was introduced into the U.S. market. A glueless loose-lay product, it was billed as having the “best-in-class wear layer” along with the “best warranty in the LVT market.” But with all the benefits and attributes attached to what many believe to be a truly innovative product, it still has to be installed properly

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    How premium adhesives add value to installations

How premium adhesives add value to installations

August 4/11, 2014; Volume 28/Number 4 For many its ‘pay now or pay later’ By Louis Iannaco The importance of a professional installation is inarguable. Everyone suffers from a poor installation—from the consumer and mechanic to the retailer, all the way up to the mill. When it comes to adhesives, exactly how do premium products add value to installations? What are the specific attributes that make these adhesives better than

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    Innovations4Flooring introduces new drop lock installation techniques

Innovations4Flooring introduces new drop lock installation techniques

Willemstad, Curaco — Innovations4Flooring, a new installation technology company, announced two new products—TripleLock and Click4U. The  company said the offerings provide a unique drop lock installation technique for flooring panels that eliminates the need for an additional insert on the short side. According to the company, this elimination provides manufacturers with the possibility to improve productivity levels as well as to reduce their costs and carbon footprint. For both solutions

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    FCICA: Group continues focus on installation management

FCICA: Group continues focus on installation management

Volume 27/Number 23; March 17/24, 2014 By Louis Iannaco St. Pete Beach, Fla.—The mood was upbeat as the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) gathered here amidst the sun and surf March 2–5 for its 32nd annual convention. A total of 149 attendees—including 29 first timers—met to network and greet old and new friends alike while learning about the latest developments in commercial flooring installation, management techniques, best practices, programs and related

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    WFCA sets 2014 installation training dates

WFCA sets 2014 installation training dates

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 Anaheim, Calif.—Following a successful launch in Chicago in mid-January, the remaining five 2014 installation training courses sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and taught by the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) have been secured. “The Chicago event was so well received, WFCA affiliates and member companies clamored to secure one of the five remaining seminars,” said Scott Humphrey, WFCA’s CEO. “We

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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