Record Turnout for National Wood Floor Association Training at Philadelphia Floor Store

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Recap of 2-day event which included workshops on finish/color application techniques and machine repair and maintenance

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Left to Right: Curtis Richard of Primatech with Pete Mansueto of Mansueto Hardwood Flooring who won a new PRO245 Nailer courtesy of Primatech.

The training was first-rate! The skills we learned will no doubt provide long-term value for those of us who rely on our flooring tools and application techniques to make a living.

Philadelphia Floor Store (PFS), the nation’s leading hardwood flooring distributor, recently partnered with the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA), the industry’s preeminent not-for-profit trade association, to offer educational workshops at their showroom in Conshohocken. The sold-out training seminars provided hardwood floor contractors a chance to sharpen their technical skills and network with fellow hardwood floor industry experts.

The two-day event kicked off on Thursday, September 25th with a Finish Application/Color Workshop. Contractors spent the day acquiring valuable hands-on experience in applying different products to hardwood floors, including dyes, cures, stains, and finishes. Machine Maintenance training was held the following day, as attendees brought in their floor sanders and learned firsthand how to perform routine jobsite maintenance.

Sean Maxwell, owner of Maxwell Hardwood Floors in Plymouth Meeting, PA commented, “The training was first-rate! The skills we learned will no doubt provide long-term value for those of us who rely on our flooring tools and application techniques to make a living. Time and again, the Philadelphia Floor Store shows their commitment to their customers by hosting events like these.”

According to Joe Glavin, Philadelphia Floor Store co-owner and national sales manager, “It was great to see such a large turnout! Our hardwood contractors are some of the most knowledgeable in the business; as such they know how important it is to continually upgrade and enhance their technical skills. The NWFA made sure they got what they came for! The hands-on, interactive learning experience educated everyone in attendance. The PFS Team certainly learned a few new things in the process!”

Hardwood flooring experts representing various specialties were on hand to answer questions and offer advice, including: HID Ultraviolet, Norton Abrasives, Basic Coatings, Primatech, WOCA, Lenmar, Glitsa, DuraSeal, General Finishes, and Aboritec.

Curtis Richard of Primatech generously raffled off a new P245 PRO Series Nailer. Pete Mansueto (Mansueto Hardwood Flooring) was the lucky winner of the new P245, while Jim Zane (Jim Zane Carpentry) won a free one-year NWFA subscription. Vendor promos and special discounts were also in effect during the event.

Qualified attendees earned certificates, as well as credits toward NWFA degree and certification programs. Philly Floor plans to host additional NWFA-led training seminars in 2015.

About PFS
PFS is a leading provider of unfinished and prefinished hardwood flooring and accessories including stains, finishes, abrasives, flooring tools, and sanding equipment. Family owned and operated, PFS has been serving hardwood flooring contractors for more than 20 years and provides the expertise needed to install and maintain hardwood floors. The company offers all the top name manufactures including, Aacer, Century, Norton, Lagler, 3M, Clarke, Bona, Basic, Primatech, Bostick, and more. The company’s in-house resources include a top-ranked Machine Repair Center, Rental Center, In-house Chemist, and Gym Floor and Wood Floor Consultants. PFS educates customers via personalized service, online training materials, videos, and free events. Visit the PFS showroom in Conshohocken, PA or shop online at phillyfloor.com.

For product information and training videos, visit the company’s YouTube channel or Blog. Visit Philly Floor on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter at @PhillyFloor. For media inquiries, contact Caran Baxter at caran.baxter.phillyfloor.com or call 610-940-5757.

About NWFA
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 2,650 member companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or on-line at http://www.nwfa.org.

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