Washington, D.C.—INSTALL has joined forces with Tarkett, a leader in a broad range of flooring solutions, to advance and drive industry standards for excellence in carpet floor covering installation.
INSTALL and Tarkett have a long history of investing in professional development and changing the way the floor covering industry thinks about installation standards. Tarkett, one of INSTALL’s first Alliance Partners, said it is integrating INSTALL’s installation carpet certification standards into its master specifications.
“Tarkett has partnered with INSTALL on several initiatives over the years, and this is a true testament to the brand’s commitment to improving installation standards,” said John T. McGrath Jr., executive director of INSTALL.
Don Styka, director of field services at Tarkett, cited INSTALL a a pioneer in the floor covering industry. “Its apprenticeship program, continuing education and curriculum are the most comprehensive in the industry,” he explained. “That is why Tarkett chose to implement carpet certification standard language into our master specification. The use of qualified installers directly impacts our customers in a positive way, ensuring product longevity, eliminating costly and frustrating claims, and meeting our customer’s expectations.”
Tarkett’s specification language, which touts installation quality assurance, states the following: Contractors for floor covering installation should be experienced in managing commercial flooring projects and provide professional installers, qualified to install the various flooring materials specified. Furthermore, an installer is ‘qualified’ if trained, or certified by Tarkett or a certified INSTALL carpet installer.