FLOORING GENERAL SKILLS
This course teaches the standard skills needed for resilient flooring and carpet installers. Subjects addressed in this course are: general hand and power tools, jobsite check procedures, material handling, patching and leveling, wood underlayment, pattern matching, resilient wall base, moisture and alkalinity awareness, and other subjects dealing with the basics in floor covering.
This course teaches the basics of carpet laying starting with the manufacturing process and the fundamentals of the different carpets used in the industry today. This course also deals with the different cutting techniques and addresses CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) standards.
This course teaches how to measure and layout an area. Students will learn to measure using square feet and square yards to minimize waste and produce the correct cut sizes for an area. The student will also learn seaming techniques for direct glue, double glue, and strip and pad installations.
This course teaches the student how to correctly install all types of carpet and deals with proper stretching techniques, borders for stretch carpet and glue-down carpet, and other aspects of carpet installation.
This course is dedicated entirely to installation of carpet on stairs. Every stair configuration is considered and is addressed using several different methods of installation.
This course teaches layout and installation of vinyl tile. Included in this, students will learn straight & diagonal layouts and installations, custom work and fitting around irregular objects, advanced layout techniques using level and transit, and an introduction of arcs and patterns.
This course starts with the manufacturing process of resilient products. Various installation methods are addressed, including hand-fitting and flat-lay pattern scribing. The installation of stair stringers, treads, and risers are focused on in this course, as well.
This course expands upon the information learned in Vinyl I, and progresses into topics such as Linoleum and Rubber flooring manufacturing and installation. Direct scribing and resilient repairs are also taught. In preparation for the upcoming flash cove installation courses, students will learn flash cove trim installation.
This course teaches the various methods of pattern scribing flash cove sheet goods. The two main installation methods addressed in this course are Flash Cove Full Pattern Method and Flash Cove T-Template Method. Heat welding training is addressed as well.
This course continues with the flash cove installation and focuses on the advanced methods of flash cove and heat welding. Modified V-Plugs, V-Plugs and Boot Plug outside corner treatments are addressed with hand fitting and pattern scribing installation techniques.
In this course, students will learn advanced methods of inlay carpet. Each student will produce an inlay rug, which they will keep. Sculpturing of carpet and rugs using air carvers will be taught as well, and used on their projects as the finishing touch.
This course teaches the preparation and installation of hardwood and laminate flooring following National Wood Flooring Association Criteria.