Training and Technical

Training courses are available to everyone and our members get preferential rates.  Training is available in all areas of wood flooring, from sub-floor preparation to finishing and status is up to and including NVQ.  All of our training is carried out by FloorSkills who are the approved BwfA Training Provider.

 

SubFloor Preparation 1 Day Course

(9.00am – 5.30pm)

  • Health + Safety
  • Different sub-floors and the construction of them explained.
  • Choosing the correct product to prepare the sub-floor (timber + solid sub-floors)
  • Reading moisture in concrete and wooden sub-floors (range of equipment used)
  • Applying surface DPM’s to include- Epoxy, Single part 1 coat and 2 coat systems
  • Applying primers to include - Water Based, Acrylic Based, and Resin Based
  • Applying smoothing compounds to solid subfloors to include- Latex based,   Water based and Fibre reinforced 
  • Templating skills
  • Installing plywood to include different fixing methods
  • Applying compounds to timber sub-floors
  • Questions & Answers

Course Cost = £190.00 + VAT


 


Laminate + Engineered 2 Day Installation Course (Floating Floors)

(9.00am - 5.30pm)

Day 1 -

  • Health + Safety
  • Different sub-floors and the construction of them explained.
  • Choosing the correct product to prepare the sub-floor (timber + solid sub-floors)
  • Reading moisture in concrete and wooden sub-floors (range of equipment used)
  • Applying surface DPM’s to include- Epoxy, Single part 1 coat and 2 coat systems
  • Applying primers to include - Water Based, Acrylic Based, and Resin Based
  • Applying smoothing compounds to solid subfloors to include- Latex based,   Water based and Fibre reinforced 
  • Templating skills
  • Installing plywood to include different fixing methods
  • Applying compounds to timber sub-floors
  • Questions & Answers

Day 2 -

  • Setting out for laminate and engineered wood floorcoverings
  • Different underlay and adhesive and how to install them correctly
  • Installing laminate and engineered (floating) wood floorcoverings
  • Difficult cuts + getting around obstacles
  •  Installing finishing products (scotia + quadrant etc)
  • Maintenance of laminate and wood Floorcoverings
  • Questions + Answers

Course Cost = £380.00 + VAT

 

 

Solid Wood Plank + Strip Installation 3 Day Course

(9.00am - 5.30pm)

Day 1 -

  • Health + Safety
  • Different sub-floors and the construction of them explained.
  • Choosing the correct product to prepare the sub-floor (timber + solid sub-floors)
  • Reading moisture in concrete and wooden sub-floors (range of equipment used)
  • Applying surface DPM’s to include- Epoxy, Single part 1 coat and 2 coat systems
  • Applying primers to include - Water Based, Acrylic Based, and Resin Based
  • Applying smoothing compounds to solid subfloors to include- Latex based,   Water based and Fibre reinforced 
  • Templating skills
  • Installing plywood to include different fixing methods
  • Applying compounds to timber sub-floors
  • Questions & Answers

Day 2 -

  • Wood Science
  • Set out for plank / strip wood flooring
  • Selecting the correct adhesive
  • Applying adhesives.
  • Installing wood plank / strip flooring (bonded method)

Day 3 -

  • Batten Systems explained
  • Selecting the correct fixing tools
  • Installing wood plank to batten system
  • Installing finshishing products (Basics)
  • Maintenance and after care
  • Question + Answers

Course Cost = £570.00 + VAT

 

 

Herringbone / Parquetry Real Wood Installation 4 Day Course (Including Sanding / Finishing)

(9.00am - 5.30pm)

Day 1 -

  • Health + Safety
  • Different sub-floors and the construction of them explained.
  • Choosing the correct product to prepare the sub-floor (timber + solid sub-floors)
  • Reading moisture in concrete and wooden sub-floors (range of equipment used)
  • Applying surface DPM’s to include- Epoxy, Single part 1 coat and 2 coat systems
  • Applying primers to include - Water Based, Acrylic Based, and Resin Based
  • Applying smoothing compounds to solid subfloors to include- Latex based,   Water based and Fibre reinforced 
  • Templating skills
  • Installing plywood to include different fixing methods
  • Applying compounds to timber sub-floors
  • Questions & Answers

Day 2-

  • Wood Science
  • Set out for Herringbone with a 2 block border
  • Selecting the correct adhesive
  • Applying adhesive.
  • Installing Herringbone real wood flooring

Day 3 -

  • Preparing for border work
  • Router work
  • Installing 2 block border
  • Bespoke design + tramlines

Day 4 -

  • Sanding herringbone / Parquetry
  • Installing finshishing products
  • Maintenance and after care
  • Question + Answers

Course Cost = £760.00 + VAT

 

 

Sanding + Sealing 2 Day Course

(9.00am – 4.30pm)

Day 1 

  • lacquers, oils, wax, Stains etc explained
  • Sanding and preparation techniques explained
  • Selecting the correct abrasives and grits.
  •  Sanding Machines types of machines and correct setup including BONA Scrad System
  • Sanding solid wood, herringbone and engineered woodflooring

 Day 2 -

  •   Application of fillers and different types explained
  •   Lacquers, oils, wax, Stains etc explained
  •   Application of lacquers, oils, wax, Stains etc 
  •   Repairs + Maintenance

 Price is £380.00 + VAT

 

 

For further info call 01564 703900

If you require accommodation a list of hotels and B&B's is available from FloorSkills

 

Wood Flooring Installation and Maintenance Training