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.

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Scholarships Available

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


intermediate installation 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.

intermediate installation

A 3-day in-person intermediate level course for those with some wood flooring industry experience. Includes in-depth training on jobsite preparation, layout, understanding the science of wood, an analysis of solid/engineered flooring, practice and instruction for nail/glue/floating installation methods of unfinished/ factory finished solid/engineered flooring, floor repair techniques, and simple herringbone pattern. Also includes an opportunity to learn how to incorporate simple design elements into any floor.


  • 1 year of installation experience OR attendance at the Basic Installation or Principles of Wood Flooring course.
  • Complete NWFA University Installation Safety learning path.

Materials Received

  • Receive and learn how to use NWFA Installation Guidelines and NWFA Jobsite Checklist.
  • CCUs
  • Receive 24 continuing certification units.

Career Path

• Qualifies attendee for Hands-on Installation Certification Test.
• Qualifies attendee for Advanced Installation Certification Test.
• Completion of this course plus Intermediate Sand & Finish course qualifies the attendee for Inspector school.


  • Included in NWFA Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program

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