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International Standards & Training Alliance

INSTALL is a comprehensive training and certification program for its floor covering installers, and a marketing program for its alliance members.

The curriculum used to teach INSTALL floorcovering professionals is created by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ International Training Fund, and is delivered via classroom and hands-on training over four years. Content stays current with emerging trends, such as best practices in occupied healthcare facilities, green building awareness, and sustainability. Core skills are taught in carpet, resilients, hardwood, artificial turf, and much more.

A 12-member International Labor-Management Committee for the Floor Covering Industry, representing more than 400 years of experience, steers the INSTALL program. Labor representatives are members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. INSTALL constantly teams with leading mills and manufacturers to make sure that what is being taught reflects current labor needs in the floor covering industry.

INSTALL Certified Installers are confident, proud of their training and professionalism and take pride in their work. They are trained to maximize productivity so that contractors remain profitable and competitive in the industry.


INSTALL’s mission is to ensure the continued health and prosperity of the North American floorcovering industry, to demonstrate commitment to quality installations, and to enhance the industry’s reputation.


INSTALL focuses on meeting the needs of contractors and specifiers as each group functions within the floor covering industry. In these alliances, we seek both to learn the needs and desires of these important industry players, as well as to teach what it is we do every day to enhance the level of technical floor covering installation skills. We believe this comprehensive outreach demonstrates, firsthand, our full commitment to quality installations.


Thousands of UBC floorcovering professionals are working in the United States and Canada—and that number will grow as INSTALL apprentices complete their training. INSTALL floorcovering professionals can efficiently install any kind of floor, in any configuration, for residential, commercial, and institutional settings. Work is done right the first time, which saves time and money for the contractor, and preserves the integrity of the specification for the project manager.

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