Avalon Flooring in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, hosted an International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) resilient and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) certification March 2-3, 2023. Mannington Mills and Congoleum donated the flooring used in the training. 

The certification covered resilient and LVP with a focus on floor preparation. With 18 flooring installers and six field managers, the training was at max capacity, according to Roland Thompson, CFI-certified trainer and owner, Thompson Flooring & Installation. "We had to turn installers away because we ran out of room," he said. 

Custom modules for Avalon Resilient Training_March 2023.jpgCustom modules were built specifically for this training. Photos: Roland Thompson. 


According to Roland Thompson, CFI-certified trainer and owner, Thompson Flooring & Installation, 

Congoleum's Dan Gallagher, installation manager, was on site to assist with the training. Rod Von Busch, vice president of operations, C.D.I. Floors, tuned in virtually to lead a question-and-answer session focused on communication concerning logistics on the commercial job site. 

 "Everyone worked hard and came wanting to learn," Thompson said. "I want to give a big shoutout to Avalon Flooring for hosting the training, to Congoleum for coming and supplying product, and to Mannington for supplying product." 

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