Volume 1, Issue 1                                                                                             December 29, 2016
THE FLOOR EXPERT
The Flooring Professional's Source for Information and Training
View From the Floor
by Paul Pleshek, Editor

THE FLOOR EXPERT is published for the discerning reader who prefers an open discussion about issues affecting the flooring industry. THE FLOOR EXPERT will  deliver articles that move the conversation forward.
  • Discussions on unsettled science.
  • Information on training opportunities. 
  • Coverage of new, innovative products.
  • Industry association activities.
  • Personal-interest stories.
  • Point-counterpoint articles on important industry issues.

The NAFCT strives to be on the cutting edge of the flooring industry. Our goal is to make cutting-edge information readily available to all who seek it through THE FLOOR EXPERT. As we ramp up this digital magazine in the coming months, you will see a concerted effort to provide content that makes the reader analyze, ponder and interpret the facts presented. We appreciate your readership as well as your feedback.

Six Things Cleaning Professionals Need to Know About Hardwood Floor Maintenance
By Roy Reichow
With the dramatic gain in popularity of wood floors in recent years, more and more consumers  are turning to cleaning professionals for maintenance advice and services. Following are six of the most frequently asked questions and answers about this growing business opportunity. More
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Association Spotlight
The Canadian Floor Cleaning & Restoration Association (CFCRA) is a Canadian not-for-profit association that started as an Ontario-based association in 1962 named The Floor Covering Institute of Ontario. The association is also a shareholder of the IICRC. The CFCRA is dedicated to helping its members become the best-trained and informed flooring professionals in the country. Membership is open to any individual or business (regardless of country) and is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, cleaners, restorers, retailers, installers and industry sales representatives. MORE
CFCRA to Host WFMT, ISSI and RFI Training Classes in Toronto
The Canadian Floor Cleaning & Restoration Association (CFCRA) is proud to host three NAFCT courses in Toronto in late January and early February:

Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT): January 31-February 1

Introduction to Substrate Subfloor Inspection (ISSI): January 30-31

Resilient Floor Inspector (RFI): February 1-4

Click HERE for class descriptions.
 
Schedule of Classes
Date: January 30-31, 2017
Class: Introduction to Subfloor Substrate Inspection (ISSI)
Location: Toronto, ON

Date: February 1-4, 2017
Class: Resilient Floor Inspector (RFI)
Location: Toronto, ON

Date: January 31-February 1, 2017
Class:Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT)
Location: Toronto, ON

Date: February 20-21, 2017
Class: Introduction to Subfloor Substrate Inspection (ISSI)
Location: Chicago, IL

Date: February 22-25, 2017
Class: Wood & Laminate Flooring Inspector (WLFI)
Location: Chicago, IL

Date: March 15-16, 2017
Class: Introduction to Subfloor Substrate Inspection (ISSI)
Location: Stockton, CA

Date: March 27-28, 2017
Class: Introduction to Subfloor Substrate Inspection (ISSI)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Date: April 4-5, 2017
Class: Introduction to Subfloor Substrate Inspection (ISSI)
Location: Mansfield, TX
Paul Pleshek | NAFCT | Paul@nafct.com | NAFCT.com