INSTALL, a provider of training and certification for the floorcovering industry and an association of flooring professionals, announces a new resource for specifiers. Designed to provide downloadable specifications for a wide range of applications, INSTALL is now offering a one-stop shop that allows users to insert trustworthy flooring specs into overall building specifications.
From surface preparation to carpet and resilient floor covering, INSTALL certification standards are specified by scores of floor coverings manufacturers. This includes Tarkett, nora, ARDEX, MAPEI, UZIN, TEC, Sika, and HP Schonox, to name a few. Their specifications stipulate that all products must be installed by INSTALL trained and certified journeypersons or equal.
Likewise, organizations like the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA), CBS TV broadcasting network and multiple health-care groups have specified that all floor covering installers must be INSTALL trained and certified to complete work on their premises. INSTALL certifications are templated in many architectural firms’ specifications.
“These specifications are a testament to the trust and reliance placed on INSTALL teams,” states John T. McGrath Jr., executive director of INSTALL. “The organization strives to help the industry deliver professional, dependable installations that ensure the success and longevity of every floor covering installation.”
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Finding the right specification is simple. Visit installfloors.org/specifications, locate the full listing of product or organizational specifications based on your needs, and download the specification. The specifications list continues to grow annually, making additions readily available and accessible at any time.
“The “ALL” in INSTALL signifies that we work hard for everyone in the floorcovering industry—we connect manufacturers, installers, contractors, specifiers and owners with one mission—to ensure the very best installation outcomes. Our new specification resource page is a win for specifiers looking to ensure the highest quality for their clients,” McGrath adds.