Duo-Fast Floor Fastening Systems, a manufacturer of carpet and flooring installation tools for more than 40 years, is partnering with CFI (the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association) to facilitate hardwood training in major markets across the country. CFI offers extensive hands-on training programs and certification from leading associations and manufacturers.
As part of
this training initiative, Duo-Fast will offset the cost of training by $100 for
the first 10 installers at each training session to register with CFI for the
2011 Wood and Laminate Installation Training and Certification. By doing this,
those first 10 installers receive a $495.00 value for only $125.00.
understand that education is key to quality installation,” said Rita Bockrath,
marketing manager for Duo-Fast Floor Fastening Systems, “and this type of
training benefits the installers who are currently involved in laminate and
wood installations and those who have decided to diversify and add this type of
flooring to their skills.”
will provide each installer that completes the training with a Duo-Fast
Certification for Tool Safety and a coupon for discounts on hardwood tool and
fastener purchases at distributor locations. The coupon will be valid for 30
days from the training completion date.
program offers two days of hands-on involvement and education that add value to
the flooring contractor’s business. The course is taught by Armstrong, NWFA and
NALFA certified instructors. The installers who successfully complete the
requirements of these organizations also have the opportunity to become
Armstrong, NALFA and NWFA certified.
of the training for those who are not the first ten to register is only $225.
This benefit is provided by the World Floor Covering Association. Installers
who join the WFCA through CFI for $225 pay no other fees and their $495 tuition
is paid in full. The only requirement for this scholarship is that the
membership must be paid and application made by the installer to WFCA for the
funding no later than 45 days prior to the scheduled event.
installers receive the CFI ID badge, shirt, decals, one-year CFI membership and
listing in the CFI Directory and on the CFI website, www.CFIInstallers.com.
certification carries substantial benefits for the installers and details are
available at www.floorexpert.com.
Each installer completes the designated work in a module and is graded
according to the requirements of each certification entity.
locations and dates of training are:
• Carpet One/ProSource co-sponsored
with Carpet Cushions and Supplies of Milwaukee, Wis., January 19-20
• Hanks Specialties of Omaha, Neb.,
• T&A Supply of Kent, Wash.,
• Carpet Cushion Supplies of Kansas
City, Mo., March 11-12
• L. Fishman, Baltimore, Md.,