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.


residential carpet 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.

residential carpet installation 

The five-week CFI Residential Carpet course is a comprehensive overview of basic residential carpet installation starting with how to approach a customer’s door to how to leave a job site. CFI has partnered with local retailers and builders to allow students on-the-job experience. Graduates will leave the class with the ability and confidence to install an average 3-bedroom home. The student will receive a CFI R-I Certification upon successful completion.

Topics & Takeaways:

  • Subfloor prep
  • Installation of tack strip
  • Transitions
  • Cushion
  • Cutting methods
  • Seaming and seam sealing techniques
  • Stretching techniques
  • Customer service and business management skills

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