FCEF Basic Flooring Installation program now available!

This 10-week program is designed to introduce students to the four major types of flooring materials and basic installation skills needed to succeed as a flooring craftsman. The program will be held at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, GA.

Why a Career in Floor Covering Installation?

Get Paid to Learn

After you learn the basic skills, we’ll match you with an installation team looking for new talent. While training on the job and improving your skills, you’ll be earning a steady paycheck.

Sustainable Income

With a current shortage of installers, there is more than enough work to go around for many, many years to come. Flooring will always be a need for new construction and current home remodels.

Pride in Your Work

Unlike plumbing or framing, flooring is something a homeowner looks at and enjoys every day. Quality flooring craftsmen contribute to the design of a beautiful space that will be enjoyed for many years to come. 

January 10 - March 18, 2022

Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

May 16 – July 22, 2022

Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Training Program Summary:  This program introduces students to the flooring installation industry and equips them with the skills needed to perform carpet, resilient, hardwood, and tile installations.  For carpet installation, topics covered include carpet installation tools, proper use of tools, installation of track strips and cushions, measuring and estimating, identifying, cutting, and seaming various types of carpet materials.  From there, students move on to resilient flooring topics, including resilient flooring types, moisture identification, cutting, adhesives and grout, dead zone and floating floors, and measuring and estimating.  For hardwood surfaces, students will gain knowledge and skills in nail, glue, and floating installation, as well as buffing, staining, sealing, and finishing surfaces.  When learning tile installation, emphasis is placed on safety tools, substrate prep, layout, tile cutting, mortar, and grout application.  A modeled real-world lab environment is utilized to reinforce and apply learned skills and techniques. Upon successful completion of training, students will gain meaningful employment and receive a Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) Basic Flooring Installation Certificate of Completion from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC).

How to Get Started


Sign Up & Apply

Sign up for the class and apply for our scholarship. We’ll be in touch soon to share the status of your application and provide more details on your training.


Talk to FCEF

Got questions about the FCEF Scholarship program or the content of the Flooring Installation Basics Program? Get in touch with the FCEF Team. 


Talk to GNTC

Want to know more about Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the campus where this program will take place? Email Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s economic development team at EconDev@gntc.edu or call them at 706-764-3591 to get started.


GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institute.


Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of this course. Please complete our online application. 

About the FCEF

We exist to bring awareness to the opportunities in the flooring industry, recruit new talent, aid in the funding of the student’s education, and facilitate job placement for these individuals into flooring industry careers.

Our Focus


Finding and developing hardworking talent.


Building lifelong skills and keeping them sharp.


Connecting talent with career opportunities.

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