Lifetime warranty piqued installer interest at Flooring Show

The Academy for Excellence in Flooring partnered with Quick-Step for this year’s Flooring Show, explaining the benefits of its Master Installer certification scheme to visiting retailers and installers

A MAJOR benefit of the Master Installer scheme is the provision of a manufacturer-backed warranty on all installation work and the Academy used the show to announce the extension of this warranty from two-years to lifetime.

‘While the benefits of the Master Installer scheme are numerous for installers, one of the biggest reasons for consumers to use a Master Installer is the guarantee of exacting installation standards and with it the workmanship warranty,’ explains Lee Thompson, technical manager at the Academy. ‘With an extension to the lifetime of the installation, this longer warranty has become even more compelling and its introduction certainly struck a chord with installers and retailers at the show.’  

With Quick-Step’s water-resistant laminate technology a key focus of the stand, the Academy was also able to highlight the product innovation that goes into Quick-Step laminate, wood and vinyl flooring.

The Academy’s course content ensures installers and retailers are kept abreast of these developments; given the knowledge and learning the skills needed to maximise the advantages they bring.

‘The Flooring Show also saw the launch of a chevron-style floor for the Quick-Step real wood engineered collection and so our Master Installer course content has been adapted to include the skills and knowledge required to fit this floor to the highest possible standard,’ explains Lee Thompson.

‘It really is important the badge stands for the very best in installation and this is only possible by continual evaluation and adaptation of content.

‘Every Master Installer that leaves our state-of-the-art facility does so with the confidence that comes from the very best in industry training.’

The Academy for Excellence in Flooring is taking bookings for its Master Installer courses; with availability on the following dates:

Master Installer Wood & Laminate (three-days):
27-29 November
11-13 December

Master installer LVT (two-days):
13-14 November