Advanced Flooring Technology (AFT), a flooring installation training provider based in Rockwall, Texas, has a new website to serve its growing customer base:

“Our new site is designed as a gateway for dealers, distributors, and contractors to set up and host their own installer training, as well as for installers who seek to improve their knowledge and skills,” said Robert Varden, AFT founder and owner.

AFT was started in 1988 by Varden as a company that took on especially challenging flooring installation assignments or trouble-shooting flooring problems for customers in the U.S. and around the world. As the shortage of qualified installers has become more apparent, AFT has shifted its focus from installation to training. 

“More experienced flooring installers are leaving the business every day, so the industry is facing a shortage of well-trained and certified installers to take their place,” Varden said. 

Today AFT operates a training facility in Wichita, Kansas, and Rockwall, Texas, outside of Dallas. AFT also provides installer training to CCA Global Carpet One and Flooring America dealers in the U.S. and Canada at their locations.