Wood Flooring Specialist

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Wood Flooring Association
Industries
O*Net Code
47-2042.00
Rapids Code
0199HY
Req. Hours
24550
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

35 skill sets | 173 total skills | 24550 total hours
General Health & Safety - 75 req. hrs
Execute OSHA practices on the jobsite.
25 hrs
Demonstrate proper knowledge of First Aid & CPR
25 hrs
Identify fire exits, proper use of fire extinguishers and potential hazards on each job.
25 hrs
Installation Safety - 150 req. hrs
Demonstrate and practice maintaining physical fitness and stretches directly related to the wood flooring industry
25 hrs
Wear, inspect and maintain proper clothing and PPE needed for installation safety including safety glasses, earplugs, dust masks/respirators, kneepads, etc.
25 hrs
Demonstrate proper usage and maintenance of installation tools including, but not limited to hand tools, table saw, circular saw, miter saw, router and pneumatics, etc.
25 hrs
Evaluating the Jobsite - 275 req. hrs
Use jobsite checklist to evaluate the jobsite and document all findings. Evaluate all exterior items on checklist and explain findings to customer.
25 hrs
Evaluate all structural items of the home/building including, but not limited to foundation, slab, elevated slabs, crawlspace and basement.
25 hrs
Explain findings to customer.
25 hrs
Evaluate joist span and compare with NWFA guideline requirements.
25 hrs
Articulate findings of jobsite checklist, suggested fixes and how they affect installation to customer/client.
25 hrs
Environmental Conditions - 575 req. hrs
Demonstrate usage of jobsite checklist to evaluate the environmental conditions of the home/building.
75 hrs
Determine type of heating and cooling systems being used, regularity and running schedules.
75 hrs
Evaluate temperature and relative humidity of environment and compare with EMC chart.
75 hrs
Educate customer on conditions of home/building and those needed for successful installation of wood flooring.
75 hrs
Wood Subfloors - 875 req. hrs
Evaluate and determine the condition of the wood subfloor.
75 hrs
Know the difference between plywood and OSB and the requirements for each.
75 hrs
Understand and execute APA installation standards for wood subfloors.
75 hrs
Understand, evaluate, execute and maintain flatness requirements for wood subfloors.
75 hrs
Concrete Subfloors - 1475 req. hrs
Evaluate concrete subfloors
75 hrs
Understand the age of concrete and its role in the evaluation process.
75 hrs
Identify and assess different types of concrete subfloors.
75 hrs
Evaluate blemishes in concrete subfloor and address fixes through removing contaminants, crack repairs, spot repairs, and scarification.
75 hrs
Evaluate flatness requirements.
75 hrs
Demonstrate use of self-levelers.
75 hrs
Perform grinding on high spots.
75 hrs
Demonstrate the use of jobsite checklist when evaluating concrete subfloors. Assess findings and provide solutions for jobsite preparation.
75 hrs
Moisture and Wood - 2000 req. hrs
Understand the anatomy of the tree and how it affects the installation and performance of wood.
75 hrs
Understand the cuts of wood and how they affect appearance, installation and performance of wood.
75 hrs
Understanding Water & Wood.
75 hrs
Understand the relationship of water and wood and how it affects the installation process.
75 hrs
Demonstrate knowledge through evaluating and assessing environmental conditions of the jobsite.
75 hrs
Conduct moisture readings of wood subfloor and wood product.
75 hrs
Demonstrate acclimation/conditioning practices on the jobsite and communicate the importance/significance to client.
75 hrs
Moisture Testing (Wood) - 2150 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper usage, assessment of results and maintenance of wood moisture meters including, but not limited to pin meters, pinless meters and insulated pins.
75 hrs
Demonstrate proper usage, assessment of results and maintenance of thermos-hygrometers.
75 hrs
Moisture Control (Wood) - 2300 req. hrs
Differentiate between types of vapor retarders and understand use cases.
75 hrs
Select proper vapor retarder to be used with wood substrate. Properly install vapor retarder using manufacturer guidelines.
75 hrs
Moisture Testing (Concrete) - 2600 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper usage, assessment of results and maintenance of concrete moisture testing methods including, but not limited to calcium chloride, in-situ RH probe, scan meters and plastic and tape test.
75 hrs
Document moisture readings.
75 hrs
Comply to manufacturer guidelines for moisture meters, moisture tests and wood.
75 hrs
Evaluate results and propose solutions for all moisture readings.
75 hrs
Moisture Control (Concrete) - 2750 req. hrs
Differentiate between types of vapor retarders and understand use cases.
75 hrs
Select proper vapor retarder to be used over concrete substrate. Properly install vapor retarder using manufacturer guidelines.
75 hrs
Alternative Subfloor Systems Over Concrete - 2975 req. hrs
Evaluate and determine type of concrete subfloor before installation.
75 hrs
Use proper vapor retarder applicable to subfloor type.
75 hrs
Follow NWFA guidelines for installation techniques on concrete subfloors.
75 hrs
Layout - 4375 req. hrs
Build a usable trammel point.
175 hrs
Use trammel point to develop center layout.
175 hrs
Follow steps
175 hrs
Use Pythagorean theory to check accuracy of measurements.
175 hrs
Transfer layout to hallway and additional rooms.
175 hrs
Conduct wall layout using trammel points.
175 hrs
Determine starter rows.
175 hrs
Demonstrate proper usage of slip tongue and spline to reverse directions.
175 hrs
Installation Methods-Nail Down - 5875 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper technique for racking.
300 hrs
Demonstrate and execute understanding of proper nailing schedule by complying to NWFA guidelines.
300 hrs
Identify and use appropriate fasteners for type of wood and subfloor.
300 hrs
Differentiate techniques of solid and engineered nail down installation and execute proper techniques for each.
300 hrs
Display proper technique, usage, safety and maintenance of nailing tools including, but not limited to pneumatic nailers, staplers and air compressors.
300 hrs
Installation Methods-Glue Down - 6750 req. hrs
Differentiate between types of adhesives and understand when to use different types.
175 hrs
Read and comply with manufacturer guidelines of adhesive and wood.
175 hrs
Demonstrate proper trowel selection for different types of adhesives, wood and subfloors and comply with manufacturer guidelines.
175 hrs
Demonstrate proper usage of trowel and coverage rates for adhesives.
175 hrs
Safely clean adhesive from tools, wood and jobsite.
175 hrs
Installation Methods-Floating - 7200 req. hrs
Execute proper installation techniques for floating floors.
150 hrs
Determine and install proper underlayment pads/systems.
150 hrs
Evaluate and determine appropriate sound control systems.
150 hrs
Installation Methods-Existing Floors - 8425 req. hrs
Determine layout for new floor to existing.
175 hrs
Display proper techniques used for lacing in/out of an existing floor.
175 hrs
Evaluate existing floor.
175 hrs
Determine requirements for elevation differences, crooked floors, and other challenges.
175 hrs
Execute installation techniques to address each challenge.
175 hrs
Evaluate remodels. Assess for damage of current floors and lead testing.
175 hrs
Address new installation according to results.
175 hrs
Installation Methods-Cork - 8525 req. hrs
Understand cork.
50 hrs
Learn differences in installation methods, and finishing techniques.
50 hrs
Installation Methods-Bamboo - 8625 req. hrs
Understand bamboo.
50 hrs
Learn differences in installation methods, and finishing techniques.
50 hrs
Installation Methods-End Grain - 8775 req. hrs
Understand end grain flooring.
75 hrs
Learn differences in installation methods, and finishing techniques.
75 hrs
Installation Methods-Herringbone/Parquet - 10000 req. hrs
Demonstrate and execute proper and accurate herringbone layout using trammel points, Pythagorean theory, center layout and backer boards.
175 hrs
Designing and creating patterns by using templates, jigs and sleds.
175 hrs
Determining accurate measurements for ordering product.
175 hrs
Identification of compatible species from a technical and aesthetic perspective.
175 hrs
Execute proper installation of herringbone layout.
175 hrs
Demonstrate and execute proper and accurate parquet layout using trammel points, Pythagorean theory, center layout and backer boards.
175 hrs
Execute proper installation of parquet layout.
175 hrs
Installation Methods-Borders & Medallions - 11050 req. hrs
Measure and determine proper layout for designing and installing borders.
175 hrs
Measure cut and install borders.
175 hrs
Understand the components of a border, skirt, different corner details.
175 hrs
Determining accurate measurements for ordering product
175 hrs
Identification of compatible species from a technical and aesthetic perspective.
175 hrs
Identify pre-fabricated and hand-designed.
175 hrs
Board Replacement/Repairs - 12100 req. hrs
Determine if/when boards should be replaced/repaired versus entire re-install.
175 hrs
Determine proper steps for board replacement. Differentiate process based on type of install; nail, glue or float.
175 hrs
Execute proper board replacement steps including, but not limited to cutting and removal of damaged board, cutting new board to size, installing new board and cleaning repaired area.
175 hrs
Execute proper repair skills for isolated damages including, but not limited to scratches and dents.
175 hrs
Determine proper tools/items for isolated repairs including, but not limited to waxes, fill sticks and graining tools.
175 hrs
Identify and be able to address many of the common irregularities
175 hrs
Sand & Finish Safety - 12175 req. hrs
Wear, inspect and maintain proper clothing and PPE needed for sanding and finishing safety including, but not limited to safety glasses, earplugs, dust masks/respirators, kneepads, etc.
25 hrs
Demonstrate proper usage and maintenance of sanding and finishing tools including, but not limited to hand tools and machines used.
25 hrs
Demonstrate proper understanding of electrical and chemical safety and execute safety protocols on the jobsite.
25 hrs
Abrasives - 12475 req. hrs
Understand and distinguish the difference between the different types of mineral grains used in abrasives.
75 hrs
Understand the different levels of grist used for abrasives.
75 hrs
Determine and execute the proper grit sequence for flattening a floor.
75 hrs
Understand the types of abrasives used on different machines and execute application of knowledge.
75 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Big Machine - 15175 req. hrs
Understand and demonstrate proper safety, usage, storage and maintenance of big machines.
300 hrs
Demonstrate proper walking speed and drum pressure and comply with manufacturer and NWFA guidelines.
300 hrs
Determine proper abrasive selection to match job and machine used.
300 hrs
Use proper grit sequence for desired results.
300 hrs
Execute proper technique while feathering with big machine.
300 hrs
Use proper and effective dust contamination systems or practices.
300 hrs
Dispose of dust properly.
300 hrs
Demonstrate proper inspection and maintenance of big machine including, but not limited to removal/replacement of drum, cleaning wheels and adjust tracking.
300 hrs
Evaluate floor for common sanding flaws and fix flaws as needed.
300 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Edger - 16525 req. hrs
Understand and demonstrate proper safety, usage, storage and maintenance of edger.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper clocking techniques and hand pressure and comply with manufacturer and NWFA guidelines.
150 hrs
Determine proper abrasive selection to match job and machine used.
150 hrs
Use proper grit sequence for desired results.
150 hrs
Execute proper technique with edger.
150 hrs
Use proper and effective dust contamination systems or practices.
150 hrs
Dispose of dust properly.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper inspection and maintenance of edger including, but not limited to brushes, wheels and driver pad.
150 hrs
Evaluate floor for common sanding flaws and fix flaws as needed.
150 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Rotary Sander (Buffer) - 17725 req. hrs
Understand and demonstrate proper safety, usage, storage and maintenance of buffer.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper clocking techniques and comply with manufacturer and NWFA guidelines.
150 hrs
Determine proper abrasive selection to match job and machine used.
150 hrs
Use proper grit sequence for desired results.
150 hrs
Use proper and effective dust contamination systems or practices.
150 hrs
Dispose of dust properly.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper inspection and maintenance of buffer including, but not limited to wheels and driver pad.
150 hrs
Evaluate floor for common sanding flaws and fix flaws as needed.
150 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Multi-Head Sanders (Planetary machines) - 18925 req. hrs
Understand and demonstrate proper safety, usage, storage and maintenance of multi-head sanders.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper techniques and pressure and comply with manufacturer and NWFA guidelines.
150 hrs
Determine proper abrasive selection to match job and machine used.
150 hrs
Use proper grit sequence for desired results.
150 hrs
Use proper and effective dust contamination systems or practices.
150 hrs
Dispose of dust properly.
150 hrs
Demonstrate proper inspection and maintenance of multi-head sanders including, but not limited to brushes, wheels and driver pad.
150 hrs
Evaluate floor for common sanding flaws and fix flaws as needed.
150 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Dust Containment Systems (DCS) - 19000 req. hrs
Understand and demonstrate proper safety, usage, storage and maintenance of dust containment systems.
25 hrs
Demonstrate proper techniques and compatibility with different equipment types.
25 hrs
Dispose of dust properly.
25 hrs
Sanding Final Detailing - 21400 req. hrs
Determine when scrapper is needed on job.
300 hrs
Display proper safety when using and sharpening blade.
300 hrs
Execute proper hand scraping technique for desired results.
300 hrs
Demonstrate usage when scraping to blend flatness.
300 hrs
Demonstrate usage wen scraping for texture results.
300 hrs
Determine when hand sanding is needed to blend edges.
300 hrs
Select proper abrasive and grit sequence for the job.
300 hrs
Comply with NWFA guidelines.
300 hrs
Filling - 22150 req. hrs
Select proper type of fill to be used.
150 hrs
Execute proper technique by using all types of fills including, but not limited to trowel, spot, putty, flour cement, wood dust, epoxy and Dutchmen/slivers.
150 hrs
Adhere to manufacturer guidelines of fill type.
150 hrs
Create wood dust mix and demonstrate proper use on jobsite.
150 hrs
Learn to match species and grain, then cut and install slivers/Dutchmen
150 hrs
Stains/Colorants - 23200 req. hrs
Understand the different types of stains available for use.
150 hrs
Communicate differences, their performances and available options to customer.
150 hrs
Prepare floor for stain application.
150 hrs
Understand the different types of methods used to apply stain and execute including by not limited to trowel, T-bar, rag, etc.
150 hrs
Execute proper safety standards when applying stain.
150 hrs
Dispose of stain and stain rags safely and appropriately.
150 hrs
Follow manufacturer and NWFA guidelines for all applications.
150 hrs
Sealers and Finishes - 23800 req. hrs
Learn about the different types of wood floor sealers and finishes and application processes.
150 hrs
Understand what Safety Data Sheets are, safety precautions and federal requirements surrounding sealers and coatings.
150 hrs
Review different manufacturer systems, and characteristics of each one.
150 hrs
Communicate differences, their performances and available options to customer.
150 hrs
Finishing Process - 24550 req. hrs
Understand the different types of application methods.
150 hrs
Prepare floor for sealer and finish application.
150 hrs
Understand the different types of methods used to apply sealers/finishes and execute including, but not limited to trowel, T-bar, roller, etc.
150 hrs
Execute proper safety standards when applying sealers and finishes.
150 hrs
Follow manufacturer and NWFA guidelines for all application
150 hrs

Technical Instruction

General Health & Safety
OSHA
# | 40 hrs
First Aid & CPR
# | 40 hrs
Fire extinguishers
# | 40 hrs
Jobsite
# | 40 hrs
Introduction to the Industry
History of the trade
# | 10 hrs
Hardwood industry supply chain
# | 10 hrs
NWFA
# | 10 hrs
Career options
# | 10 hrs
Basic terminology
# | 10 hrs
Intro trade math
# | 10 hrs
Installation Safety
Protect your body
# | 20 hrs
Clothing
# | 20 hrs
PPE (safety glasses, earplugs, dust masks/respirators, kneepads…)
# | 20 hrs
Tool Safety/Operation/Maintenance
# | 20 hrs
Hand tools
# | 20 hrs
Table Saw
# | 20 hrs
Circular Saw
# | 20 hrs
Miter Saw
# | 20 hrs
Router
# | 20 hrs
Pneumatics
# | 20 hrs
Evaluating the Jobsite
History
# | 20 hrs
Documentation
# | 20 hrs
Evaluating the Exterior of the Home
# | 20 hrs
Evaluating the Structure of the Home
# | 20 hrs
Foundation
# | 20 hrs
Slab on Grade
# | 20 hrs
Elevated Slabs
# | 20 hrs
Crawlspace
# | 20 hrs
Basement
# | 20 hrs
Joists
# | 20 hrs
Span Requirements
# | 20 hrs
Jobsite checklist
# | 20 hrs
Environmental Conditions
Heating Systems
# | 10 hrs
Cooling Systems
# | 10 hrs
Humidifiers/De-Humidifiers
# | 10 hrs
Temporary systems
# | 10 hrs
Geographic Moisture content
# | 10 hrs
EMC Chart
# | 10 hrs
Interior/Exterior relationships
# | 10 hrs
Ambient Conditions
# | 10 hrs
Wood Subfloors
Wood Subfloors Subfloor material
# | 15 hrs
Plywood
# | 15 hrs
OSB
# | 15 hrs
APA Sheathing Rating
# | 15 hrs
Installation requirements
# | 15 hrs
Flatness Requirements
# | 15 hrs
Particle Board
# | 15 hrs
Solid board
# | 15 hrs
Concrete Subfloors
Introduction to Concrete
# | 15 hrs
Water in Concrete Mix
# | 15 hrs
Water/Cement ratio
# | 15 hrs
External Sources of Moisture in Concrete
# | 15 hrs
Concrete Identification
# | 15 hrs
On-grade
# | 15 hrs
Suspended
# | 15 hrs
On a pan
# | 15 hrs
Exposed on 2 sides
# | 15 hrs
Below-grade
# | 15 hrs
Age
# | 15 hrs
Slab thickness
# | 15 hrs
Concrete Permeability
# | 15 hrs
Lightweight Requirements
# | 15 hrs
Concrete Preparation
# | 15 hrs
CSP scale
# | 15 hrs
Scarification
# | 15 hrs
Crack isolation /Expansion gaps
# | 15 hrs
Patches
# | 15 hrs
Spot repairs
# | 15 hrs
Flatness Requirements
# | 15 hrs
Grinding and filling
# | 15 hrs
Self-levelers
# | 15 hrs
Primers
# | 15 hrs
Concrete conditions
# | 15 hrs
Curing compounds
# | 15 hrs
Efflorescence
# | 15 hrs
pH
# | 15 hrs
Moisture Control Systems
# | 15 hrs
Sheet Goods
# | 15 hrs
Chemical Moisture retarders
# | 15 hrs
Moisture Barriers below slab
# | 15 hrs
Moisture and Wood
Anatomy of wood
# | 10 hrs
Harvesting, sawing and seasoning of lumber
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Content
# | 10 hrs
Dimensional Stability and Grain angle
# | 10 hrs
Equilibrium Moisture Content
# | 10 hrs
Relative Humidity & Temperature
# | 10 hrs
Acclimation/Conditioning
# | 10 hrs
Jobsite checklist
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Mitigation
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Testing (Wood)
Moisture Meters & Testing
# | 10 hrs
Oven Test Method (ASTM D4442)
# | 10 hrs
Wood Moisture Meters
# | 10 hrs
Pin Meters (Resistance)
# | 10 hrs
Insulated vs non-insulated
# | 10 hrs
Temperature Corrections
# | 10 hrs
Species Corrections
# | 10 hrs
Calibration
# | 10 hrs
Hammer Probes
# | 10 hrs
Drift
# | 10 hrs
Uses
# | 10 hrs
Pinless Meters (non-invasive, scan, surface, dielectric)
# | 10 hrs
Power Loss, Capacitance
# | 10 hrs
Calibration
# | 10 hrs
Species Correction
# | 10 hrs
Uses
# | 10 hrs
Thermo-Hygrometers
# | 10 hrs
Temperature and RH Testing
# | 10 hrs
Uses
# | 10 hrs
Relationship with MC
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Control (Wood)
Vapor Retarders
# | 10 hrs
Definition of Vapor Permeance
# | 10 hrs
Perm Ratings
# | 10 hrs
Class I- .1 perm or less
# | 10 hrs
Class II- .1 perm to 1.0 perm
# | 10 hrs
Class III- 1.0 perm to 10.0 perm
# | 10 hrs
Sheet Goods
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Testing (Concrete)
Quantitative Moisture Tests
# | 10 hrs
Calcium Chloride Test (ASTM 1869)
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Vapor Emission Rates (MVER)
# | 10 hrs
Process of Testing
# | 10 hrs
Documentation of Readings
# | 10 hrs
RH Test- In-situ Probes (ASTM 2170)
# | 10 hrs
Relative Humidity in slab
# | 10 hrs
Process
# | 10 hrs
Documentation of Readings
# | 10 hrs
Qualitative Moisture Tests
# | 10 hrs
Non-destructive Electronic Moisture Meter (ASTM 2659)
# | 10 hrs
Survey Tools
# | 10 hrs
Process
# | 10 hrs
Documentation and significance of test
# | 10 hrs
Plastic Sheet method (ASTM 4263)
# | 10 hrs
Presence of capillary moisture)
# | 10 hrs
Process
# | 10 hrs
Documentation and significance of test
# | 10 hrs
Other tests
# | 10 hrs
Moisture Control (Concrete)
Vapor Barriers/Retarders
# | 10 hrs
Manufacturer systems
# | 10 hrs
Concrete Primers and Sealers
# | 10 hrs
Specs and perm ratings
# | 10 hrs
Adhesives
# | 10 hrs
Alternative Subfloor Systems Over Concrete
Floated Subfloor System
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Glue Down Subfloor
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Nail Down Subfloor
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Alternate Subfloor System (16” x 8’ strips)
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Alternate Subfloor System (2’x8’ or 4’x4’ sections)
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Screed System (1”x4” or 2”x4” screeds)
# | 10 hrs
Vapor Retarder requirements
# | 10 hrs
Installation methods
# | 10 hrs
Layout
Center layout
# | 15 hrs
General Trade Math (intermediate)
# | 15 hrs
Trammel Points
# | 15 hrs
Pythagorean Theorem (3,4,5)
# | 15 hrs
Wall layout
# | 15 hrs
Reversing direction
# | 15 hrs
Slip tongue/spline
# | 15 hrs
Jobsite layout/Gridding the job
# | 15 hrs
Starter rows
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods-Nail Down
Solid
# | 15 hrs
Engineered
# | 15 hrs
Racking
# | 15 hrs
Nailing Schedule
# | 15 hrs
Fasteners (length, gauge, type)
# | 15 hrs
Manual equipment
# | 15 hrs
Pneumatic Nailers
# | 15 hrs
Pneumatic Staplers
# | 15 hrs
Air compressors and hoses
# | 15 hrs
Pneumatic tool maintenance
# | 15 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods-Glue Down
Glue Down Installations
# | 15 hrs
History of adhesives
# | 15 hrs
Trowels
# | 15 hrs
Adhesives
# | 15 hrs
Clean-up
# | 15 hrs
Manufacturer systems (sealers, moisture inhibitors)
# | 15 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods-Floating
Floating
# | 15 hrs
Engineered/Laminate
# | 15 hrs
Underlayment Pads
# | 15 hrs
Sound control Systems
# | 15 hrs
Transition moldings
# | 15 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods- Existing Floors
Existing Floors
# | 15 hrs
Lacing in/out
# | 15 hrs
Crooked floors
# | 15 hrs
Tying 2 floors together- layout and sequence
# | 15 hrs
Elevations
# | 15 hrs
Health and Safety
# | 15 hrs
Remodels
# | 15 hrs
Insurance work
# | 15 hrs
Finishes
# | 15 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods-Cork
Anatomy and Harvesting
# | 5 hrs
Sources
# | 5 hrs
Floating installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Glue down installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Use as an underlayment
# | 5 hrs
Sound control
# | 5 hrs
Sanding and recoating cork
# | 5 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 5 hrs
Installation Methods-Bamboo
Anatomy and Harvesting
# | 5 hrs
Sources
# | 5 hrs
Floating installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Glue down installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Nail down installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Sanding and recoating bamboo
# | 5 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 5 hrs
Installation Methods-End Grain
The cut
# | 5 hrs
Species
# | 5 hrs
installation methods
# | 5 hrs
Sanding end-grain
# | 5 hrs
Moisture relationships
# | 5 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 5 hrs
Installation Methods-Herringbone/Parquet
Trade Math (advanced)
# | 15 hrs
Herringbone/Parquet
# | 15 hrs
Layout
# | 15 hrs
Installation method
# | 15 hrs
Prefabricated patterns
# | 15 hrs
Hand-made patterns
# | 15 hrs
Jigs and templates
# | 15 hrs
Ordering material
# | 15 hrs
Species/material selection
# | 15 hrs
Unfinished and Factory Finished
# | 15 hrs
Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Installation Methods-Borders & Medallions
Layout
# | 15 hrs
Installing borders/feature strips
# | 15 hrs
Installing medallions
# | 15 hrs
Corners
# | 15 hrs
Skirting
# | 15 hrs
Prefabricated borders and medallions
# | 15 hrs
Hand-cut borders and medallions
# | 15 hrs
Measuring and ordering material
# | 15 hrs
Unfinished and Factory Finished
# | 15 hrs
Species/material selection
# | 15 hrs
Board Replacement/Repairs
Removal of board/s
# | 15 hrs
Nail down replacement
# | 15 hrs
Glue down replacement
# | 15 hrs
Floated board replacement
# | 15 hrs
Matching existing floor
# | 15 hrs
Isolation repairs (scratches/dents)
# | 15 hrs
Waxes, fill sticks, graining tools
# | 15 hrs
Color theory
# | 15 hrs
Finish repair (sheen, build, application)
# | 15 hrs
Irregularities/Problems, Causes, Cures
# | 15 hrs
Sand & Finish Safety
Protect your body
# | 15 hrs
Clothing
# | 15 hrs
PPE (safety glasses, earplugs, dust masks/respirators, kneepads…)
# | 15 hrs
Tool Safety/Operation/Maintenance
# | 15 hrs
Hand tools
# | 15 hrs
Electrical Safety
# | 15 hrs
Chemical Safety
# | 15 hrs
Abrasives
Sand paper
# | 15 hrs
Grit Sequence
# | 15 hrs
Belts
# | 15 hrs
Disks
# | 15 hrs
Screens
# | 15 hrs
Mineral Grains
# | 15 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Big Machine
Storage
# | 15 hrs
Safety
# | 15 hrs
Belt sander/ Drum Sander
# | 15 hrs
Settings
# | 15 hrs
Operation
# | 15 hrs
Use of abrasives
# | 15 hrs
Dust Containment
# | 15 hrs
Jobsite maintenance/repairs to Big Machine
# | 15 hrs
Problems/Causes/Cures
# | 15 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Edger
Storage
# | 15 hrs
Safety
# | 15 hrs
Settings
# | 15 hrs
Operation
# | 15 hrs
Use of abrasives
# | 15 hrs
Dust Containment
# | 15 hrs
Jobsite maintenance/repairs
# | 15 hrs
Problems/Causes/Cures
# | 15 hrs
Sanding Equipment-Rotary Sander (Buffer)
Driver Plates and pads
# | 15 hrs
Safety
# | 15 hrs
Storage
# | 15 hrs
Operation
# | 15 hrs
Abrasive selection
# | 15 hrs
Dust Containment
# | 15 hrs
Jobsite maintenance/repairs
# | 15 hrs
Problems/Causes/Cures
# | 15 hrs
Sanding Equipment – Multi-Head Sanders (Planetary machines)
Storage
# | 15 hrs
Safety
# | 15 hrs
Operation
# | 15 hrs
Abrasive Selection
# | 15 hrs
Dust Containment
# | 15 hrs
Jobsite maintenance/repairs
# | 15 hrs
Sanding Equipment – Dust Containment Systems (DCS)
Storage
# | 10 hrs
Safety
# | 10 hrs
Operation
# | 10 hrs
Compatibility
# | 10 hrs
Jobsite maintenance/repairs
# | 10 hrs
Sanding Final Detailing
Scrapers: Safety/Operation
# | 15 hrs
Hand Sanding: Operation/Uses
# | 15 hrs
Random Orbital Sanders: Safety/Operation
# | 15 hrs
Filling
Trowel Fill
# | 15 hrs
Spot Fill
# | 15 hrs
Putty, Flour Cement
# | 15 hrs
Wood Dust mixes
# | 15 hrs
Knots
# | 15 hrs
Epoxy
# | 15 hrs
Dutchmen/Slivers
# | 15 hrs
Stains/Colorants
Types of stains (oil and water)
# | 15 hrs
Floor preparation
# | 15 hrs
Stain application methods
# | 15 hrs
Color
# | 15 hrs
Safety
# | 15 hrs
Spontaneous combustion
# | 15 hrs
Dyes
# | 15 hrs
Mineral reactives
# | 15 hrs
Oils
# | 15 hrs
Sealers and Finishes
Safety Data Sheets
# | 15 hrs
Types
# | 15 hrs
Oil modified
# | 15 hrs
Water Based
# | 15 hrs
Shellacs
# | 15 hrs
Urethanes
# | 15 hrs
Conjugated Oils
# | 15 hrs
Varnishes
# | 15 hrs
UV/LED Cured
# | 15 hrs
Natural Oils
# | 15 hrs
Hard-wax Oils
# | 15 hrs
Manufacturer Systems
# | 15 hrs
Dry-time, Cure-time
# | 15 hrs
Problems/Causes/Cures
# | 15 hrs
Finishing Process
Application Tools
# | 15 hrs
Application Procedures
# | 15 hrs
Preparation
# | 15 hrs
Final Coat application
# | 15 hrs
Problems/Causes/Cures
# | 15 hrs