Moving to address the specific installation requirements of natural fiber carpets, the Certified Floorcovering Installers Association is introducing a Natural Fiber Flooring Installation Certification (NFIC). The new CFI program provides training along with three levels of certification including a Masters certification that signifies expertise in all natural fibers and weaves including woven and Wilton wools.

The program is the brainchild of long-time CFI member, PJ Arthur, who helped launch the new initiative with the cooperation of CFI president Jim Walker. Plans call for NFIC to offer associate and alliance memberships to manufacturers and retailers. There is also a newsletter and a website in the works. For more information contact PJ Arthur at 678-445-8777 or email nfic2006@yahoo.com.

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