A course focusing on troubleshooting, repairing and replacing a range of flooring materials is set for Nov. 28-30 at Custom Floors’ headquarters in Salt Lake City. A joint effort of Certified Floorcovering Installers and the World Floor Covering Association, the course will cover carpet, laminate, ceramic, hardwood and resilient flooring.

According to CFI executive director Jon Namba, the course is “a first” for the industry. “The numerous techniques, tools and resources that will be made available for the attendees have never been presented in this hands-on type of format,” he said.

The training course is open to dealers, installers, manufacturers and inspectors. The cost is $1,200. Additionally, an advanced version of the course is scheduled for June 2008. Successful completion of the upcoming course in November is a prerequisite for attending next year’s advanced class.

CFI and WFCA will also offer hands-on installation training for all flooring surfaces in the coming months at several Big D Supply locations. These courses will focus on new techniques, backings and tools for a wide range of flooring.

The WFCA notes that its members qualify for full reimbursement of CFI training programs. For more information, visit (800) 624-6880.

For a list of upcoming courses, visit www.CFIInstallers.com.