Think Big at the Academy
The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has updated Master Installer course content to accommodate Quick-Step’s latest extra-wide and extra-long wood and laminate floors.
The Master Installer course has been refreshed to include the new formats of Majestic laminate and Massimo engineered wood, so that fitters can experience the floors first hand before encountering them on-site. With large planks a key trend in interiors for 2017, Quick-Step is already experiencing strong sales for these new collections and so it was natural for the over-size planks to be included in course content.
Lee Thompson, technical manager, said: “It’s important that Master Installers leave the Academy versed in the latest Quick-Step innovations and so we’ve updated the course to include the unique fitting requirements of Massimo and Majestic. With the right techniques, fitting large format planks can be up to 30% faster than more conventional formats, but it does require adjusting conventional thinking. Installing Massimo and Majestic requires no tapping blocks or pull bars and trying to fit this way is slow, aggressive and you risk damaging the planks.”
Adapting course content to new product developments also helps Quick-Step to endorse all Master Installers through a two-year workmanship warranty no matter what the product, an important benefit that’s exclusive to qualified fitters. Along with a listing on the quick-step.co.uk website, this helps Master Installers to secure high-value work on a regular basis.
All spaces for early-spring courses are now sold-out, so fitters looking to enjoy expert training and a range of post-qualification benefits, should book without delay for late-spring and summer courses.