Wood Floor fitting training

Wood floor fitting courses and training

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In this blog, we’ve put together a selection of wood floor fitting courses and wood floor fitting training.

We would always urge tradesmen and women, looking to move into wood floor fitting from a similar trade, to seek out training specific to wood flooring. Even if you have crossover skills like carpentry, hard or soft floor laying, tiling.

“Real knowledge is intrinsic and it’s built from the ground up.” Naval Ravikant, Investor

If you need some fresh skills in this area or want to improve your knowledge, here they are:


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Wood floor fitting using Porta nailer

British Wood Flooring Association

The British Wood Flooring Association run 5 training courses that cover all areas of wood flooring. Status is up to and including NVQ.

All training is carried out through Floorskills, the Association’s approved training provider.

Their courses are available to everyone, but you’ll get preferential rates if you’re a member of the BWFA.

Sub-floor preparation – 1 day £190 + VAT

Laminate & engineered – 3 days installation course (floating floors) £575 + VAT

Solid wood plank & strip Installation – 3 days £570 + VAT

Herringbone/parquetry real wood installation – 4 days (including sanding and finishing) £760 + VAT

Sanding & sealing – 2 days £380 + VAT

You’ll find details of all 5 courses here.


QA Card Floating Timber Installation

A 1-day course designed for FITA QA Accreditation, suitable for practising installers who are ready to have their skills assessed. The main purpose is to assess and recognise your ability as a fitter, and to reinforce best practice.

Tools and equipment are available for use, but you’re welcome to bring your own tools if you prefer.


Laminate and Floating Wood Fitting – Basic

This is for domestic and commercial installers. The 2-day course gives you the ‘must know’ basics.

It’s suitable if you’re a newcomer, but also if you want to improve your knowledge of how to install laminate and wood floors correctly, using approved methods.


Wood Fitting – Intermediate

A 3-day course that builds on the skills gained in the basic course. It covers more complex installations and fitting techniques, including the glue-down method.

It’s suitable if you’re a domestic or commercial installer who wants to add to the range of work you can undertake.


Wood Fitting – Advanced

The advanced course is also for domestic and commercial installers. The course content is flexible. They’ll design it around your requirements, both in terms of content and length.

Call FITA on 0115 950 6836 to tell them what you need – or email info@fita.co.uk


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Wood floor fitter oils oak floor

FloorSkills is Europe’s largest independent training centre. They work in partnership with the BWFA, providing training towards the BWFA apprenticeship program on their behalf.

The course content is regularly checked and approved by leading manufacturers, and they will only employ trainers who are proven in the trade.

Here’s a quick overview:

Laminate and Engineered Floating Wood Floors Level 1 – 3 days £595 + VAT

This course is designed for both newcomers and those with previous experience at installing laminate and floating engineered woods. It starts with basic installation and runs through to advanced installation.


Solid Wood (Plank/Strip) Level 2 – 3 days £595 + VAT

Training includes diagonal lay with border work. If you’re a member of the BWFA you’ll get a 10% discount on the cost of the course.


Herringbone/Parquetry Real Wood Installation including Sanding – 4 days £760 + VAT

Herringbone/parquetry real wood flooring installation is regarded as a trade in itself. There’s high demand and a shortage of installers, so this course is popular.


The complete guide to controlling moisture

The course will include:

  • Site Assessment
  • Moisture Testing
  • Moisture Control
  • ARDEX Subfloor Preparation
  • ARDEX Floorcovering Adhesives
  • ARDEX Moisture Control Quiz

Click here to enquire and sign up or you can call on this number for their support 44 (0) 1440714939

Kahrs Academy

Kahrs are a leading Swedish wood floor manufacturer, one of the oldest in the business, with specialist knowledge of traditional wood floors.

The Kahrs Academy is the training arm of the company. Each course is tailored according to the knowledge, experience and needs of course participants.

The offer training free of charge over the summer, although bear in mind that you’ll have to travel to Dubai.

Contact them via the Kahrs website, or call their UK office on 023 9245 3045.



Junckers specialise in wood flooring for sports halls. Training is by appointment, and only available to professional flooring contractors.

They offer a range of course subjects. We haven’t listed all of them, but here’s a selection:

  • Sub-floor preparation and selection.
  • Batten systems, cradles and levelling systems, glue-down and clip system floors.
  • The difference between commercial, residential and sports installations.
  • Sub-floor suitability and issues related to moisture.
  • Installation of various Junckers floor systems, thicknesses and widths.
  • Re-finishing, cleaning and maintenance.

To enquire about Junckers courses, get in touch with their Technical Manager.

Contact: Richard Aylen

Tel: 01376 534 729 Email: RIA@junckers.com


We hope you find this information on wood floor fitting courses and training helpful. We will update the information as new course come up.


Quick-Step Academy 

This Quick-Step Training does teach more than Laminate floor fitting and the skills learnt are transferable to wood and Luxury vinyl tile fitting


Foundation installer Laminate and wood

Foundation installer vinyl

Master installer Laminate and wood

Master installer vinyl

Unit 21, Guinness Road Trading Estate
Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SB
Phone: +44 (0) 161 877 6955



can help with on-site assessment (OSAT) for experienced operatives; NVQL3 Occupational Supervisory Management and NVQL6 Construction Contracting Operations training.

Spaces are limited so don’t delay!

07484 075254




Fullagar Construction Skills Centre

Unit 14, Lea Green Business Park Euro Link. St Helens WA9 4TR

01744 819000




offer on-stic assessment OSA. o experienced workers wishing to ganan exp L2 in Floorcoverings, we also after Me Specialist Upskiling Programmers.

FITA offers a full range of 1 – 4 day courses for both the commercial and domestic markets, from subfloor preparation to installation of vinvl sheet and tile, linoleum, laminate, solid wood, sanding and finishing and all areas of carpet fitting, including naturals and borders. Workshops are available in Bullnoses, Joins, Stairs and Stretching.

Also Bespoke training is available on request. 01159 506836

info@FITA.co.uk| www.FITA.co.uk



Floortrain is a registered training and assessment specialist that offers on-site assessment for the

NVO Level 2 & CSCS Card. Training centres based in Doncaster and London. Full funding available subject to terms and conditions.

01302 249555




The Preparation Group

1 day courses available:

  • Preparation, maintenance & finishing solutions
  • Floor refurbishment & cleaning
  • Grinding & polishing techniques
    Basic equipment maintenance
    Preparing steel
    Surface re-texturing elephone: 01522 561460


Type: Certified 1 Day Floor Sanding and

Refinishing course.

Description: Learn new skills, sanding sequences, equipment and maintenance. Reduce call-backs and save time. Suitable for beginners to advanced professionals.

Contact details: info@lagler.co.uk / 02380 215315 / www.lagler.co.uk




A complete range of products for wooden flooring is available from

Mapei. From the installation of any size and format of wooden flooring on any type of substrate, to finishing products with water-based lacquers, coloured oils and products for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance work. Mapei has you covered.

Tracy Barker: 0121 508 6970


01296 481220


(Uzin) John Wilkinson 07825 382174



Advanced master installer courses.

0161 877 6955/ www.quick-step-academy.co.uk


01908 525150

If you would like to share information on any upcoming courses, please feel free to email me, Ian Churchman at info@wholesalewoodflooring.co.uk


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