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INSTALL and Tarkett Grow Partnership to Elevate Flooring Installation Standards
Washington, D.C. (September 2021) – INSTALL, the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, and Tarkett, a leader in a broad range of flooring solutions, joins forces to advance and drive industry standards for excellence in carpet floor covering installation. INSTALL and Tarkett have a long history of investing in professional development and changing the way the floorcovering industry thinks about installation standards. And now, Tarkett, one of INSTALL’s first Alliance Partners is integrating INSTALL’s installation carpet certification standards into its master specifications.

“Tarkett has partnered with INSTALL on several initiatives over the years and this is a true testament to the brand’s commitment to improving installation standards,” says John T. McGrath Jr., executive director of INSTALL.

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Tarkett’s new specification language will take effect [immediately] and reads as follows:

“Installation Qualification: Contractors for floor covering installation should be experienced in managing commercial flooring projects and provide professional installers, qualified to install the various flooring materials specified. An installer is ‘qualified’ if trained, or certified by Tarkett or a certified INSTALL (International Standards & Training Alliance) carpet installer.”

“INSTALL is a pioneer in the floorcovering industry. Its apprenticeship program, continuing education and curriculum are the most comprehensive in the industry,” said Don Styka, director of field services at Tarkett. “That is why Tarkett chose to implement carpet certification standard language into our master specification. The use of qualified installers directly impacts our customers in a positive way—ensuring product longevity, eliminating costly and frustrating claims, and meeting our customer’s expectations,” Styka added.

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To learn more about INSTALL’s mission visit If you are a manufacturer who is interested in partnering with INSTALL to elevate installation standards or are interested in becoming an Alliance Partner visit

INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is an association of professionals representing the entire flooring industry: installers, contractors, manufacturers, associations, and consultants. By bringing together stakeholders at every level of floor covering installation, INSTALL has the resources, capability, and commitment to deliver work we can all take pride in. Rigorous standards, comprehensive training using manufacturer-directed curriculum, and the industries only free, extended, and non-proprietary third-party warranty on labor demonstrate our commitment to long-term value. For more on INSTALL, visit

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