Wood Flooring Symposium
Symposium Code: FLO
Presented by: National Wood Flooring Association - NWFA
Speakers: Brett Miller, Vice President of Education & Certification: National Wood Flooring Association
During the first segment, we will be discussing common Problems, Causes and Cures in the world of wood flooring. We will show examples of several common issues and then dive deep into the causes, cures, and how to avoid each one.
During the second segment, we will be presenting the finishes of wood floors, including a look at some of the differences between wood floor finishes being used in the past as compared to the newer finishes used today. We’ll take a look at the positives, negatives, features, and pitfalls of them as well as some of the more common finish related problems, causes and cures seen throughout the industry.
The Final segment focuses on the many benefits of “Why Wood” in the flooring world. We’ll be talking about why everything sold today wants to be like wood (wood-look products), taking a look at wood flooring trends, how wood floor sales can be affected and strengthened by the current trends, understanding responsible sourcing of wood, and finishing off with an open discussion about ways the industry should be promoting wood products to the consumer.
About the Speaker: Brett Miller is the VP of Education & Certification with the NWFA in St. Louis, MO. He is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and presentation of the NWFA’s technical training schools, workshops, and on-line training, as well as the NWFA’s certification program. Brett has earned NWFA Craftsman and Vanguard degrees, and is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector.