As wood, laminate and LVT installers look for a competitive edge for 2014, the Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring has reported an excellent uptake in courses over the beginning of the year.
With record numbers signing up to become a Master Installer and Foundation level courses filling fast, the Academy is busier than ever and with lower prices for 2014, places for future courses are already being taken by industry professionals wanting to gain an advantage.
“We’ve been delighted with the uptake we’ve had to both Foundation and Master Installer courses at the start of this year,” comments Darren Robinson, training learning and development manager for the Academy. “It goes to show that installers across the country are recognising the benefits of being associated with the Quick-Step brand, as well as the valuable extra work which being listed as one of the country’s best installers at www.quick-step.co.uk brings.”
Attending the LVT Master Installer scheme is a prerequisite for any retailer wanting to become a LIVYN stockist, but the Wood and Laminate Master Installer qualification is still optional for those stocking engineered wood and laminate under the Quick-Step brand. However, with numerous advantages including a manufacturer-backed two-year installation warranty, technical support and the potential to be TrustMark accredited both retailers and installers will benefit greatly from wearing the badge.
“Existing Master Installers have been delighted with the extra work that the badge brings, with many reporting a big uptake in work since being listed on the Quick-Step website as consumers look for the very best professionals to install their new Quick-Step floor,” continues Darren Robinson.
The Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring now also offers the Wood Sanding & Finishing course that covers a multitude of sanding and finishing techniques for different species of wood. This course provides a valuable additional revenue stream for existing Master Installers. All courses can be booked online at the Quick-Step Academy website.
For further information, contact Quick-Step at www.quick-step-academy.co.uk