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               SPECIALIST                                                              Vol. 3 No. 2 | Spring 2023
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        Flooring
                       Build My Future in Springfield, Mo.
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                       A Huge Success!

               SPECIALIST                                                               SPRING 2023  |  VOL. 3 NO. 2 WWW.CFITHEFLOORINGSPECIALIST.COM  Flooring
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                       Lewis and Hernandez Take Top Honors
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                       as National Installers of the Year      On the Cover:                  THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
                                                                                         Flooring
                                                               Photos from the National   Preparing for the Certifi  cation Surge with Train-the-Trainer Events
                                                                                        Lewis and Hernandez Take Top Honors as National Installers of the Year
                                                                                        CFI Unveils Advanced Commercial Carpet Certifi  cation
                                                               Installer of the Year    Letting Out Your Inner ‘Tool Freak’   Brought to you by:
                                                                                        Understanding Engineered Wood Flooring Inspections
                  16   CFI Unveils Advanced Commercial         competition held recently at   SPECIALIST
                       Carpet Certification                    this year’s The International   THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
                                                               Surface Event (TISE):
                                                               SURFACES I StonExpo I Tile
                  18   Hardwood Installation Tools             Expo at the Mandalay Bay in
                       Continue to Evolve                      Las Vegas. Photos courtesy
                                                               Paul Friederichsen and
                                                               ProInstaller magazine.
                  20  Mohawk Supports Installers with
                       ‘Installer of the Year’ Sponsorship
                  22  Building Your Business for Years
                       to Come: Going to Trade Shows and
                       Conventions IS Work

                  24  Preparing for the Certification Surge      Flooring
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                       with Train-the-Trainer Events                THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CFI
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                                                               SENIOR EDITOR:          CFI National Office
                  26  Understanding Engineered Wood            Michael Chmielecki      855 Abutment Rd Ste 1
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         Inspector’s                                           mpchmielecki@gmail.com  Dalton, GA 30721
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          Corner       Flooring Inspections                                            816-231-4646
                                                               603-203-9933
                  28  Setting Up CFI Certifications in         JG MEDIA GROUP LLC:     CFI STAFF:
                       Your Area                               4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd  John McHale
                                                               Ste 560, Westlake Village,  jmchale@cfiinstallers.org
                  30  CFI Trains and Certifies                 CA  91361               For subscription information,
                       East Coast Flooring Team                Sales Manager/Co-Publisher  please contact CFI.
                                                               Dan Lipman
                  31   CFI to Offer Credentials, Other         danlipman@pacbell.net
                       Benefits to FCEF Program Graduates      805-368-7379
                                                               Editor/Co-Publisher:
                  32  National Fiber Installers Certification    Jeff Golden
                       Training Center Opens in Jasper, Ga.    jgmediagroupllc@gmail.com
                                                               805-444-1472
    Natural Fiber Installers Certification
     Training: Salespeople, Installers, and                    The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) is
                  34  Letting Out Your Inner ‘Tool Freak’
    Inspectors on Woven & Tufted Wool Carpet                   a non-profit organization dedicated to improving flooring installation in
       The Only Certification on Woven & Tufted                the residential and commercial fields through training and certification.
      Wool Carpets in North America
                                                               Since 1993, CFI has been recognized as one of the flooring industry’s most
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        Member News                  36                        CFI provides educational resources for the flooring community, such as
        Industry News                40                        hands-on training in all recognized installation applications. CFI supports
                                                               the professional development of the flooring industry by hosting training
        All rights reserved.  The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in   for installers at all levels, certifications for those looking to continue
        whole or part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible   education, and seminars for flooring associates. CFI is committed to
        for the content or representations in the submitted advertisements, or product
        claims and representations.                            revolutionize, encourage and benefit the people of the flooring industry.
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