Who We Are
- It is the mission of FCICA to provide a unique network for problem solving, education and support, to enhance our members' businesses and the flooring industry.
- It is the vision of FCICA to be recognized by the floor covering, design and construction industries as the commercial flooring contractors organization, providing the highest level of installation expertise, solutions and opportunities to network with the industry experts.
Message from Chairman Newberry
- FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, brings manufacturers’ technical representatives, industry consultants, software vendors, inspectors, logistics firms and commercial flooring contractors together in one place offering education, training, networking and direct access to the expertise that everyone brings to the table; to enhance our members' businesses and the flooring industry. Every member is part of the commercial flooring industry and is focused on the continued improvement that training and education provides.
Our Contractor Members are some of the best in the country and their membership affords them the training and education to keep up with the ever evolving products, installation techniques and project management tools available.
The Associate Members include some of the best manufacturers in the flooring industry and the best technical representatives from those manufactures. Our Associate Members also include flooring distributors, software developers, inspectors, and logistic companies from some of the leading providers in the country.
Our Consultant Members encompass flooring inspectors and consultants as well as providers of services to the flooring industry and are dedicated to finding the best solutions for the client’s needs.
- FCICA is proud to be the only association with the singular purpose to promote and represent the commercial floor covering industry.
The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association was officially incorporated on July 1, 1982. Prior to this time, numerous problems confronted the industry including a lack of minimum standards, unclear specifications, no uniform training and the need for quality craftmanship.
When the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announced its intention to develop and promulgate an installation standard, several prominent installation workrooms were asked to serve on the CRI Installation Committee. This resulted in the development and release of the "Standard for Installation of Textile Floorcovering Materials, CRI-104-1982".
The installers serving on the committee were enthusiastic about CRI-104, so they formed a group to discuss numerous other projects to promote the floor covering installation industry.
Ten installation contractors met in Chicago on May 17, 1982 to discuss the formation of an association. Less than two months later, FCICA became a national association representing the people and the trade of floor covering installation.
FCICA continues to work to improve the industry to this day! Your membership in FCICA gives you a voice in your industry.