Thirty-seven cities will host International Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) flooring installation programs before May 30 and more are being scheduled. Armstrong, Congoleum, IVC, Johnsonite, Mannington, Mohawk, Personna and TRAXX are among the companies co-sponsoring the training.

“The CFI team of 75 trainers is scheduled to present programs in carpet, ceramic, resilient, laminate and wood flooring. Installers are actively involved in the hands-on training programs. Study guides are available prior to the events for preparation. The CFI Team is concerned that everyone receives information to enhance their skills and knowledge. Training is all about improving installation in America and worldwide,” said Jim Walker, CFI CEO.

According to CFI, flooring distributors are actively involved with hosting training at their facilities. Flooring certification training and certification are available at branches nationwide at Carpet Cushions and Supplies, Cronin Company, L. Fishman, Pacific Coast Flooring Supplies, T & A Supply, Tom Duffy Company, Pacific Coast Flooring Supplies and others.

“We are looking forward to hosting the manufacturer-sponsored CFI Resilient Workshop March 29-30 at our Baltimore location,” added Jerry Murphy, Regional Manager of Fishman Flooring Solutions. “We have a dedicated training area that has been designed to offer training in the finest of presentations. Our company is dedicated to installation training and actively supports the CFI programs. We also provide the incentive for the CFI Chapters to prepare for training events in their areas by donating to the CFI Chapter Award in memory of a former employee, Pat Fell.”

Affiliates of the World Floor Covering Association represented by the Maryland Northern Virginia Floor Covering Association, Sacramento Valley Floor Covering Association, Wisconsin Floor Covering Association, Washington State Floor Covering Association and the Chicago Floorcovering Association are also hosting events. Many have also sponsored successful training programs in the past.

Retailers are also actively involved, including Baldwin’s Flooring America (NE); Carpet Exchange; Carpet Express of California; Romanoff Flooring locations in the southeast; ProSource of Chicago; ProSource and Kerns Carpet One of Milwaukee; and Carpet One of Houston.

Registration is available at www.CFIinstallers.com or by calling the national CFI Office at (816) 231-4646 or by email at cfiguy@earthlink.net.

CFI Schedule of Events, March: March 2-3, Elk Grove Village, IL, ProSource of Chicago - Carpet and Duo-Fast Laminate/Wood; March 9-10, Atlanta, Romanoff Flooring - Duo-Fast Laminate/Wood; March 15-16, Omaha, NE, Baldwin’s Flooring America - Carpet; March 27-28, Dalton, GA, Mohawk-CFI, and Eureka, CA, Carpet Express - Carpet; March 29-30, Baltimore, Fishman - Resilient; March 30-31, Kent, WA, T&A Supply and Rancho Cucamonga, CA, location tba - Carpet. Also in March: Fort Wayne, IN, Carpet Cushions and Supplies - Resilient.

April: Houston, Carpet One of Houston and Stockton, CA, Pacific Coast Flooring Supplies - Carpet; April 13-14, Livermore, CA, Home Site Services, Bakersfield and Dublin, CA, Tom Duffy Company - Carpet; April 13-14, Spokane, WA, T&A Supply Company - Duo-Fast Laminate – Wood; April 20-21, Rancho Cordova, Tom Duffy Company - Carpet; April 20-21, Kent, WA, T&S Supply - Duo-Fast Laminate-Wood; April 24-25, Fontana, CA, Mohawk – CFI - Carpet; April 27-28, Denver, The Carpet Exchange, and Spokane, WA, T&A Supply, and Dublin, CA, Tom Duffy Company - Carpet; April 27-28, Anaheim, CA, Tom Duffy Company - Duo-Fast Laminate-Wood.

May: May 4-5, Kent, WA, T&A Supply Carpet and Anaheim, CA, Tom Duffy Company - Carpet; May 4-5,    Portland, OR, T&A Supply - Duo-Fast Laminate-Wood; May 18-19, Bakersfield, CA, T&A Supply - Duo-Fast Laminate-Wood; May 18-19, Portland, OR, T&A Supply, and Rancho Cordova, Tom Duffy Company - Carpet; May 22-23, Kent, WA, Mohawk – CFI - Carpet.