The National Wood Flooring Association said it will hold the first session of its new Subfloor Solutions School May 18 - 20 at the trade group's International Training Center in St. Louis. The school is designed to provide broad-based, hands-on training for subfloor preparation and repair on both concrete and plywood subfloors.

NWFA's Technical Training Director, Steve Seabaugh, will lead the sessions, with assistance from NWFA Technical Training Assistant Director, Rusty Swindoll. "No matter how good a person's installations skills might be, without the proper subfloor preparation, even the best installation job will fail in the long-run," said Seabaugh. "This school will help professional installers identify and repair common problems, such as repairing high and low spot, as well as more specialized subfloor problems, like radiant heat and sound control systems."

Other topics will include patch products, sealing concrete, using shingles and felt, solid wood over concrete, floating subfloors, foam systems and moisture meters. The cost for the school is $450 for NWFA members, and $550 for nonmembers. For more information, visit and click on the Education and Schools link, or contact the NWFA.