CFI offers installation training at International Surfaces event

[0Kansas City, Mo.] CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association through its partnership with Surfaces, announced it will offer flooring installation training at The International Surface Event 2014.

In addition to the CFI Laminate/Wood and Ceramic Installation Training and Certification Workshops occurring on the lower level of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Booth B3687 on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29, the following seminars and demonstrations will also take place:

Jan. 27 – MOO8 11:10am – 12:40pm Surfaces Seminar
Jim Walker, CEO of the International Certified Flooring Installers Association and Tim Provence, chairman of the CFI Certification Committee and Western division manager for Armstrong Industries, present solutions to avoid and solve seaming problems in the seminar, “Installation Failures and Solutions; Preventing Seam Installation Failures in Carpet and Resilient Flooring.”

Jan. 27 – MO17 3:30pm – 5:00pm Surfaces Seminar
Robert Varden, CFI executive director presents, “Identifying and Installing Today’s Carpets.” This seminar, will educate on the latest products that installers need to know.

To attend the above seminars, register  An exhibit with education registration is required to attend the above seminar.

Jan. 30 at Booth B3687 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Jim Walker, Robert Varden and Ed Braile make the installation of patterned carpet something that is achievable by following the CFI Proven Methods of Installation. This is presented in the same area where the CFI Training and Certification Workshops are conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This demonstration is open to everyone at no cost, but seating is limited.

Immediately following at 12:30 – 1:45pm, Tim Provence demonstrates proven methods to seam resilient products. This program will highlight in detail solutions to problems that occur when installing resilient flooring. Heat seam welding will also be included. This demonstration is free and registration is not required.

Jan. 28-29 CFI Training and Certification
CFI offers the opportunity to earn certification in wood, laminate and ceramic at Surfaces 2014. The CFI Team of instructors presents two courses which run simultaneously on the lower level (Bayside) in Booth B3687.

The Ceramic and Wood/Laminate Installation Training and Certifications will be held on Jan. 28 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Jan. 29 from 9:30am to 3:00pm and will feature some of the industry’s top installation trainers.

To apply for certification, the installer must submit proof of two-years of active installation experience. Installers can register at


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