Get to Know the Flooring Trade

With a growing need for flooring installation and a low number of skilled flooring craftsmen, there’s no better time to start a career in flooring.

Explore a career creating cozy, soft surfaces.

Natural beauty created by expert craftsmen.

Imagine the possibilities with vinyl, cork, and more.

Get creative with the many options tile offers.

Meet Real Flooring Craftsmen

See what it’s like to build a career as a flooring craftsman.

Explore Your Path to Flooring Craftsman

No matter where you are now, there is a path to becoming a flooring craftsman.

Meet Real Flooring Craftspeople

See what it’s like to build a career as a flooring craftsperson.

Explore Training Opportunities

There are several ways to get the training you need to start off your flooring craftsman career.

Approved training from our training partners.

See where our programs are available in technical colleges.

Explore our calendar for all training opportunities.

Scholarships Available

FCEF Scholarship cover up to half of the cost of your training.


basic sand & finish course

Floor Your Future is supported by the Floor Covering Education Foundation and we’re here to help you have a successful career step as a flooring craftsman.

basic sand & finish course

A 3-day in-person introductory-level course for those new to the wood flooring industry. Includes a history of wood floors, fundamentals of sanding/finishing wood flooring, introduction to wood flooring sanding equipment/uses, and practice with application of stains/ sealers/finishes.


  • No experience necessary
  • Complete NWFA University Sand & Finish Safety learning path

Materials Recieved

  • Receive and learn how to use NWFA Sand & Finish Guidelines
  • CCU’s
  • Recieve 24 continuing certification units

Career Path

  • Qualifies attendee for Intermediate Sand & Finish course


  • Included in NWFA Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program

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