The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is an organization that provides useful and varied programs to assist members in running their businesses more efficiently, effectively, and profitably. They keep sellers and installers of wood flooring up to date on industry standards and help them to network, enhance their skills, and stay connected to the industry. We at Metro Atl. Floors are huge fans of the NWFA and do our best to take advantage of their continued education efforts as often as possible.
The Association will be holding a four-day long Intermediate Installation training course at Chattanhoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia. The course, which will cover a wide variety of topics, starts today, May 18, and runs through Thursday, May 21, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Before taking the course, students must have at least one year’s experience installing wood floors or have completed the NWFA’s Principles of Wood Flooring school. Metro is proud to announce that we will be getting two new technicians NWFA certified during this week’s training.
In this course, students will gain intermediate-level, hands-on experience in installation. Enhancing their skills at jobsite evaluation, preparation, and individual installation techniques. In addition to learning more about maintaining a safe work environment, conducting floor repairs, and doing medallion installation, border installation, and lacing-in and lacing-out. Participants will have the opportunity to practice installing both factory finished and unfinished solid and engineered wood floors. The course covers training in three types of floors: glue-down, floating, and nail-down. Finally, our new technicians will even have the opportunity to integrate basic designs into a wood floor.