INSTALL and UFloor Systems have continued their strategic partnership. Officials said the partnership, which started in 2009, has included the donation of select UFloor branded equipment and educational support for INSTALL’s ongoing curriculum and training programs.
INSTALL, which stands for International Standards & Training Alliance, offers an industry-recognized and directed training and certification program for its floor covering installers and educational programs for specifiers and end-users. Additionally, INSTALL offers a free and extended warranty on labor provided by INSTALL warranty contractors.
UFloor currently offers three brands of products, including Uzin, Wolff and Pallmann, which sell floor installation product systems, machines and specialized tools for the removal and installation of flooring systems and wood floor installation systems, respectively.
As part of its continued INSTALL partnership, UFloor hosted a “Train The Trainer” (TTT) event at INSTALL’s International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas. UFloor provided the curriculum and instructors to teach a group of INSTALL trainers. In turn, these INSTALL trainers will train flooring installers. Over the course of the two days, they were educated in the following:
• Floor Removal/Stripping
• Substrate Surface Preparation
• Priming/Moisture Mitigation
• Crack Bridging/ Ramping
• Floor Leveling
• Heat Welding Demonstration
• Installation Tools & Techniques
In order to accomplish this, UFloor donated select Wolff brand equipment, including a Vario Silent Stripper, Master Groover, Weldmaster Automatic Welder, Samba Grinding Machine, Samba Mounted Vacuum, among several others.
"INSTALL is a valuable partner organization with us.... they are intimately connected to the flooring installer on a nationwide basis and provide some of the most complete and technically accurate training in our industry. It was an easy call for us to donate this equipment to their organization... we recognize it as an investment in the future of high quality floor installations," said Matthias Liebert, president of UFloor.
UFloor recommends the use of INSTALL warranty contractors for its Uzin brand of topical moisture vapor mitigation systems. In addition to UFloor's limited 10-year and lifetime warranty programs, INSTALL’s labor warranty is available for customers, according to the company.