Washington, DC—INSTALL, the North American leader in flooring installation training and certification, and Tarkett have joined forces to advance and drive industry standards for excellence in flooring installation, the companies said. Tarkett integrates INSTALL’s installation carpet certification standards into its main specifications.
Install and Tarkett said they have a long history of investing in professional development and changing the way the flooring industry thinks about installation standards. “Tarkett has worked with INSTALL on several initiatives over the years and this is a true testament to the brand’s commitment to improving installation standards,” said John T. McGrath Jr., INSTALL Executive Director.
Superior Quality Assurance
Tarkett’s new specification language will take effect immediately, the company said. It reads as follows:
Installation Qualification: Flooring installation contractors must have experience managing commercial flooring projects and provide professional installers qualified to install the various specified flooring materials. An installer is “qualified” when trained or certified by Tarkett or a certified INSTALL carpet installer.
“Install is a pioneer in the flooring industry,” said Don Styka, Tarkett’s Director of Field Service. “The internship program, continuing education and curriculum are the most comprehensive in the industry. That is why Tarkett has chosen to implement the standard language for carpet certification in our main specification. Using qualified installers has a direct positive impact on our customers, ensuring product longevity, eliminating costly and frustrating claims and meeting our customers’ expectations.”