Washington, D.C. (November 2021) – INSTALL, the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, and Teknoflor, the source for superior commercial resilient flooring, are growing their partnership to guarantee the high-performance flooring products are installed by skilled, knowledgeable workers, trained to meet exacting industry standards for excellence and precision.
“A high-quality product is not complete without a high-quality installation, and Teknoflor’s partnership with INSTALL ensures delivery of superior flooring installations,” says John T. McGrath Jr., executive director of INSTALL. “This specification requires that Teknoflor product installation is completed by flooring professionals who have received industry-leading training and have earned the appropriate certifications.”
Exceeding Industry Standards
Teknoflor’s new specification language will take effect [immediately] and reads as follows:
“Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in installation, must have a minimum of four (4) years experience and employs flooring installers who have retained, and currently hold, a Teknoflor, INSTALL, or a comparable certification.”
“Having worked closely with INSTALL for 20 years, I know that INSTALL contractors execute every job correctly, every time,” said Mark Olsen, technical services manager at Teknoflor. “Our luxury PVC-free resilient flooring requires exacting installation, and Teknoflor is ensuring that our high standards are met by choosing to implement INSTALL certification standards into our master specifications.”
To learn more about INSTALL’s mission visit installfloors.org. 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 installfloors.org/contact-install/.
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 industry’s only free, extended, and non-proprietary third-party warranty on labor demonstrate our commitment to long-term value. For more on INSTALL, visit www.installfloors.org