The International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) association is offering a new class specifically designed for retail sales associates, taking place Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

The program is specifically designed for retail sales professionals who would like to know more about the installation process through the eyes of an installer. The course provides a comprehensive overview of installation and helps to make the sales experience more efficient and rewarding for both customers and sales professionals. Participants will receive a CFI Technical Certificate in residential carpet installation upon completion. The course includes a written test and minimal hands-on training.

 Key topics and takeaways:

 • EPA and OSHA standards

• Floor preparation procedures

• Construct seams for stretch-in

• Correctly apply seam sealer/latex

• Upholster stair with spindles

• Understand temperature and moisture issues

• Terminations of carpet to other surfaces

• Demonstrate proper powerstretching techniques

• Identify 5 carpet backings & required installation techniques

According to Dave Garden, CFI Executive Director of Education, "This course is an excellent opportunity for anyone who sells flooring to position themselves with their customer as a true professional who understands every aspect of the floorcovering purchase. What better way for the sales professional to offer a true competitive advantage?”

The fee for the course is $595; however the TISE special rate is $325. Attendees must attend both days and can register via the TISE registration link. Then, click on "Add Inside Registration" under “Certification Programs.” Upon registration, you will receive information about the class.

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