The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recently announced two contests and the schedule for its 2002 Introduction to Wood Flooring Installation School.

The NWFA is now accepting applications for its first Designers’ Choice Wood Floor Competition and the 2002 Floor of the Year Contest. Judges in the design competition will give awards for the best kitchen and entrance foyer designs. Entry deadline is Feb. 1.

The Floor of the Year Contest covers 11 categories. The entry deadline is Feb. 18. Awards for both competitions will be presented at the NWFA’s 17th Annual Education Conference and Wood Flooring Expo in Orlando, Fla. in April.

The NWFA’s 2002 Introduction to Wood Flooring Installation School, scheduled for Feb. 6-9 in Denver, will provide an overview of the wood flooring industry, including installation, sanding and finishing.

For more information on NWFA competitions or school schedules, contact the association at (800) 422-4556 or visit the its website at