The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) now offers classes on the West Coast as part of the NALFA Installer Certification School. Classes will be held in City of Industry, Calif., on June 30 and July 1, 2009.
The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) now
offers classes on the West Coast as part of the NALFA Installer Certification
School. Classes will be held in City of Industry, Calif., on June 30 and
July 1, 2009.
The comprehensive training
curriculum covers all aspects of a quality laminate installation and will give
the attendees the skills necessary to perform installations to high standards and
craftsmanship in the field, NALFA says.
Topics to be covered include: what
is laminate, HPL & DPL, types and joints, abrasion class and wear class,
job site evaluation, floor preparation, wood sub-floors, concrete sub-floors,
moisture meters, acclimation, safety issues and emergency procedures,
insurance, using manufacturer instructions, measuring and balancing,
installation direction, sub-floor issues, special areas, correcting errors,
measurement and estimation, installation techniques, board replacement, floor
removal and cleaning.
The cost to register and attend the
NALFA Installer Certification School is $450 per person for NALFA members and
$500 per person for non-members. The registration fee includes all the
necessary instructional materials, use of on-site tools and materials, meals, a
NALFA Installer Certiﬁcation Certiﬁcate and use of the associated logo and
In addition there is an annual
renewal fee for certiﬁed installers of $100. This guarantees that NALFA
certiﬁed installers receive constantly updated information from NALFA members
regarding the latest products, tools and techniques in the laminate flooring industry.
The NALFA Installer Certiﬁcation
School is designed for individuals with at least two years of experience as a
ﬂooring installer. The topics and techniques covered in the course require a
level of competence and understanding that requires ﬁeld experience as an
To register or for more
information, call Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566 or visit www.nalfa.com.
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