The Nationwide Wooden Flooring Affiliation (NWFA)’s award-winning on-line studying platform, NWFAU, has added 13 new or up to date programs to its library. NWFAU is comprised of greater than 250 particular person studying programs lasting 15-20 minutes, with an internet testing element. Finishing a sequence of programs results in incomes digital badges, which NWFA members can use on web sites and social media platforms to confirm a discovered ability. The brand new and up to date programs are as follows:
Up to date: Evaluating Substrates: Concrete Subfloors
On this course, discover ways to consider a concrete subfloor previous to set up, remediate any issues, and set up wooden flooring over a concrete subfloor.
Up to date: Evaluating Substrates: Wooden Subfloors
On this course, study various kinds of joist and truss methods, forms of wooden subfloors supplies, and consider, restore, and set up a wooden subfloor previous to a flooring set up.
New: Current Flooring as Subfloors
On this course, study putting in a wooden ground over present ground coverings.
Up to date: Wooden Moisture Testing
On this course, find out how temperature and humidity have an effect on wooden flooring, the forms of moisture meters which can be accessible, and the steps for testing a subfloor and wooden flooring for moisture content material.
Up to date: Moisture Content material & Wooden
On this course, find out how moisture impacts wooden when it comes to its equilibrium moisture content material (EMC) and fiber saturation level (FSP), and apply wooden flooring’s dimensional change coefficient (DCC) to make sure a profitable set up.
Up to date: Moisture & Concrete
On this course, uncover the everyday sources of moisture from above, under, and inside a concrete slab.
Up to date: Acclimation & Conditioning
On this course, discover ways to correctly situation wooden flooring to the surroundings so it’s acclimated for set up.
Up to date: Sound Management
On this course, study concerning the two main scores used for sound management, the forms of accessible acoustic merchandise, and set up sound management methods to assist wooden flooring installations.
Up to date: Floating Ground Installations
On this course, study the substrate and underlayment necessities for floating flooring in addition to the suitable strategies for profitable installations.
Up to date: Board Alternative: Nail-Down & Glue-Down
On this course, study the step-by-step course of for correctly changing broken wooden flooring for both nail-down or glue-down installations.
Up to date: Herringbone & Chevron Set up
On this course, study concerning the particular instruments and substrates which can be required for herringbone and chevron ground installations, in addition to the set up steps you need to comply with for every sort of ground.
Up to date: Parquet Format & Set up
On this course, study concerning the various kinds of parquet wooden flooring patterns, applicable substrates, and the steps to efficiently format and set up these kind of flooring.
Up to date: Underlayments: Moisture Management
On this course, study underlayments that management moisture so it doesn’t injury a wooden ground.
NWFAU enhances hands-on coaching to offer a handy and reasonably priced coaching different. NWFA members should purchase an all-access go to take the net programs. Be taught extra by visiting nwfa.org/nwfa-university.