Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) will introduce its Commercial Resilient Training program during its 30th anniversary convention in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 20-22. The new program comprises three distinct modules tailored to cater to various skill levels and installer requirements, which can be taken individually to address specific needs or as part of the complete program.
The modules are:
- Commercial Resilient – Flat Lay (4-Day Training): This comprehensive module focuses on imparting best practices for the installation of both homogeneous (HO) and heterogeneous (HE) commercial sheet vinyl flooring.
- Commercial Resilient – Flash Cove (2-Day Training): Participants in this training will gain expertise in pattern scribing techniques and the installation of flash coving, a crucial skill in the resilient flooring sector.
- Commercial Resilient – Seam Construction (1-Day Training): Covering both cold and heat welding techniques, this module ensures that installers master proper seam construction.
Dave Garden, CFI’s executive director of education, expressed his enthusiasm for the program’s launch. “The commercial resilient team lead by Dick Schmidt did an amazing job of developing this new curriculum. This training will fulfill a need for more qualified installers in the commercial segment of our industry. We plan to put some of this training on display at our upcoming convention and are excited to see the industry’s reaction.”
This new initiative marks CFI’s second major commercial program introduction this year. Earlier in 2023, CFI successfully launched its Advanced Commercial Carpet Training program, which received positive industry feedback.
The first training event of the Commercial Resilient Training program will be hosted by the Kentuckian Floor Covering Education Committee (KFCEC). Scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at Fishman Flooring Solutions in Louisville, Ky., this event will feature the two-day Flash Cove and one-day Seam Construction training modules.
For more details, registration information, or inquiries about this program or other CFI training and certification programs, visit https://cfiinstallers.org or contact the main office at (816) 231-4646.
For those interested in attending CFI’s annual convention, held in collaboration with FCICA, visit https://www.fcica.com/cfi-fcica-2023-annual-convention.