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.

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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.

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

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understanding & installing ceramic tile

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.

Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile

Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile (UICT) offers basic instruction of the TNCA Handbook and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications along with actual hands-on experience for the individual seeking an entry level installer position with a tile contractor.

Course Overview for Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile

This 4-1/2 day course provides basic instruction of the TCNA Handbook and ANSI specifications along with actual hands-on experience in installing tile. It is ideal for someone who is seeking an entry level installer position with a tile contractor.

It is also designed for the salesperson, technical service representative, or any other individual seeking basic working knowledge of ceramic tile.

All aspects of the thin-bed (thin set) tile installation process including floor prep and installation materials are covered during this 4-1/2 day program.

  • Work clothes and shoes are recommended. (No open toe shoes or sandals permitted)
  • Attendees work in actual room size modules installing tile.
  • Materials are removed while being reviewed for adherence to industry standards.
  • All tools, materials and equipment will be provided

All attendees receive a certificate of attendance.

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