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AFT – Phase 1: Introduction to Floor Covering Installation

October 2, 2023 - October 13, 2023


This initial 2-week course is designed to fast track an individual from being a burden slowing down installer production to being a great assistant to any installation team. Students will learn to properly identify and properly use tools for Carpet, wood and LVP installation.

They will perform hands-on installation techniques for carpet installation such as;

  • Proper placement and Installation of Tack strip
  • Proper lay-out and installation of Cushion
  • How to properly cut, carry and layout material
  • Proper seam sealing techniques
  • Introduction on the use of the seaming iron and Koolglide Seam System
  • How to properly use a power stretcher

They will perform Hands-on basics on the installation of LVP and other plank type products such as:

  • Job site Conditions
  • Floor Flatness
  • Prepping a floor
  • Balancing the installation
  • The proper use of Trammel points
  • Differences of various locking systems and why knowing what system you’re working with is so important.
  • Proper cutting techniques and various tools available
  • Proper ripping techniques, methods, and tools

On Wood Flooring:

  • Basics of the types of wood flooring
  • Floating Installations
  • Glue direct
  • Nail Down
  • Cutting techniques and tools
  • Introduction to NWFA

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Robert Varden – (415) 328-2134

Amy Carter – (469) 867-6299

Jonathan Varden – (415) 488-3450


October 2, 2023
October 13, 2023
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Amy Carter