The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) have partnered to present the Carpet Installation Inspection Workshop, which will be facilitated by Jim Walker, CFI's CEO, on Jan. 14-15. During the 2-day course, Walker will demonstrate the important role played by the carpet installation. Walker will also focus on how to alleviate difficult situations before they occur, how to recognize installation-related problems and how to achieve customer satisfaction by solving these problems if they occur.  

Presentation topics will include: 

The importance of understanding carpet backings as  related to installation

Characteristics of carpet fibers and where products can be installed

Seam Construction / Seam Peaking

Powerstretching Techniques

Seam Placement / Effect of lighting / Traffic

Stretch-in over cushion installation

Importance of proper selection of cushion

Direct-Glue installation

Importance of substrate preparation

Moisture, alkalinity, atmospheric conditions

Double-Glue installation / Attached Backings

Modular Tile / Transitions

Patterned carpet measuring and installation techniques

Commercial Marketplace•

Problem Solving Related to Installation, Sales

Manufacturing, and Customer Service

Questions asked at the time of the sale

Questions about the purchase

Questions to ask about installation


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