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Floor Covering Installation Training

FIT Brochure

FCICA’s Floor Covering Installation Training (FIT) works!

The FIT Program encompasses a set of tools intended for use by installation contractors to train their installers in-house. The classroom instruction is intended to be taught and paced so that it can be reinforced regularly by job field experience. This user-friendly curriculum can be adapted to each individual installation company’s size and needs.

The FIT subscription allows additional modules, programs and updates to be distributed without additional cost for a period of three years, making the FIT Program an effective, low cost solution to installation training. The current curriculum focuses on carpet, resilient and tile installation.

Subscription Information
The three year FIT subscription is available to FCICA members for a $625 fee and now available to non-members for a $799 fee. To purchase the FIT program, either download the FIT application and fax to the FCICA office at 248-661-5018 or visit the FCICA Merchandise page to order online.

The FIT Subscription Includes:
Instructors Manuals - Carpet, Resilient and Tile
Instructor DVD's   
Student Guide Books - Carpet (set of 4)
Student Guide Books - Resilient (set of 4)
Student Guide Books - Tile (set of 2)

Certificates of Completion
Student Wallet Cards
Tool Box Stickers

Student Guide Book One
Student Guide Book Two
History of the Carpet Industry         Floor Preparation
Residential vs. Commercial
Carpet Cushion
Installer Professionalism
Carpet Seaming
Carpet Construction
Planning, Measuring, Estimating
Installation Tools & Equipment



 Student Guide Book Three    Student Guide Book Four
 Installation Direct Glue Down    Modular Carpet Installation
 Tackless Installation    Spray Adhesive Instruction
 Installation of Stair Carpet    Carpet Removal Instruction
 Installation of Woven Carpet    
 Installation of Pattern Carpet    
     
Student Guide Book Five
Student Guide Book Six
History of Resilient Floor Coverings
General Information
The Role of Government Agencies

Laying Out Tile
    & Specification Organizations   Adhesive
Safety
Types of Floor Tile
Tools
Finishing the Job
Professionalism
Material Handling & Job Site Conditions
Subfloors & Underlayments
Removal of Existing Flooring

Student Guide Book Seven
Student Guide Book Eight
General Information
Metal Moldings, Reducers & Cove Caps
Types of Sheet Flooring
Resilient Reducers, Transitions
 Lay Out & Fitting      & Moldings
Seams
Resilient Wall Base
Flash Coving
Stair Treads, Stringers & Risers
Commercial Linoleum Sheet Flooring
Resilient & Rigid Stair Nosings
Adhesive
Tape Systems
Repairs

Finishing the Job

     
 Student Guide Book Nine    Student Guide Book Ten
 History of Construction    Drawings and Specifications
 Safety    Communications Skills
 Tools    Layout
 Materials    Wall Specifications
 Basic Math    Bathroom Specifications
 Floor Specifications    Shower, Tile over Tile Specifications
 Ceilings, Soffits and Countertops    Stairs Specifications
 Expansion Joint Specifications    Swimming Pool Specifications
 Refrigerator Room Specifications    

FIT Updates #1 - #13

FIT Program Update #1 - Teacher's Aid: Stair Plan
FIT Program Update #2 - FIT Student Exercise: Carpet Layout
FIT Program Update #3 - Glossary of Terms, Carpet Books 1-4
FIT Program Update #4 - Direct Glue Down Pattern Installation Video
FIT Program Update #5 - FIT Workbook Review Answers, Carpet Books 1-4
FIT Program Update #6 - Train the Trainer Update
FIT Program Update #7 - FIT Workbook Review Answers, Resilient Books 5-8
FIT Program Update #8 - Glossary of Terms, Resilient Books 5-8
FIT Program Update #9 - FIT Workbook Review Answers, Tile Books 9-10
FIT Program Update #10 - Glossary of Terms, Tile Books 9-10
FIT Program Update #11 - 2011 TCNA Handbook 
FIT Program Update #12 - DVD's to replace VHS tapes
FIT Program Update #13 - Revised Carpet Student Guide Books (1-4)

A Certificate of Completion, wallet card and tool box sticker will be issued by the FCICA for registered students successfully completing the above ten guide books.

Also Available from the FIT Program:

Carpet Reference Manual

This first edition of The FCICA FIT Carpet Reference Manual has been created to satisfy the continually evolving demands of the carpet flooring industry. Featuring topics such as the Residential vs. Commercial Carpet Market, Carpet Construction, Floor Preparation, specific Installation and Instruction and more, this manual is a necessary tool for all willing to dedicate themselves to the trade. In addition, this thorough manual addresses business requirements like Floorcovering Installer Professionalism, along with Planning, Measuring, and Estimating a job.

Resilient Flooring Reference Manual
FCICA, in conjunction with the Floorcovering Installation Training Program (FIT), presents "Resilient Flooring Reference Manual". A valuable resource for anyone involved with resilient floor coverings. The FIT Resilient Flooring reference manual is a part of the FIT Resilient installation training program, and is an excellent reference tool for salespeople, specifiers, inspectors and installers. This guide contains the proper guidelines for resilient floor covering installation, and can be used in addition to other industry standards such as ASTM Standards and Manufacturer's installation guides. Click here to visit the FCICA Merchandise Page to order online.

Tile Flooring Reference Manual
FCICA, in conjunction with the Floorcovering Installation Training Program (FIT), presents "Tile Flooring Reference Manual". A valuable resource for anyone involved with tile floor coverings. The FIT Tile Flooring reference manual is a part of the FIT tile installation training program, and is an excellent reference tool for salespeople, specifiers, inspectors and installers. This guide contains the proper guidelines for tile floor covering installation, and can be used in addition to other industry standards such as ASTM Standards and Manufacturer's installation guides. Click here to visit the FCICA Merchandise Page to order online.

Pattern Carpet Installation DVD
FCICA, in conjunction with the Floor Covering Installation Training Program (FIT), presents "Direct Glue Down Pattern Installation". This video is an overview and is intended to serve as an orientation to correct procedures of pattern matching in carpet, not as a complete training program. The video covers Installation Conditions, Wood Floor Preparation, Concrete Floor Preparations, Non-Porous Floor Preparation, Existing Adhesives, Pattern Match Policy, Pattern Bow, Pattern Skewing, Trueness of Edge, Pattern Run Off or Repeat Variation, Dye Lot, Cutting the Carpet, Prior to Installation, Seam Trimming Graphic Patterns, Printed Patterns & Overtuft Patterns, Tips, and Protection of the Carpet Installation. Click here to visit the FCICA Merchandise Page to order online.



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