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Wood Floor Maintenance Tech (WFMT), IICRC Certification Course
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The WFMT course will cover basic wood science, wood flooring, finish types, proper care and repair options. If you are currently involved with hard floor care, claims, inspections, manufacture or distribution and want to expand your knowledge regarding the initial, routine, periodic, and restorative care of wood flooring, this course is for you. This course involves at least 40% hand-on student involvement, so students should come prepared and dressed to clean, burnish, scrub and refinish different types of flooring. Seminar prepares attendees for the IICRC Certification Exam on Day 2.

Wood Floor Maintenance Tech (WFMT) Seminar Outline
  1. Wood Floor Product Descriptions
    1. Types of Wood Flooring
      1. Solid Wood Flooring
      2. Engineered Wood Flooring
    2. Grain Types
      1. Plain Sawn (Flat Sawn)
      2. Quarter Sawn
      3. Rift Sawn
      4. Live Sawn
    3. The Process of Making Flooring
      1. Log Yard to Finished Lumber
    4. Bamboo - Classifications
      1. Horizontal
      2. Vertical
      3. Strand
      4. Treatment
    5. Cork - Pro & Con
      1. Solid Cork Construction
      2. Engineered Cork
      3. Cork Finish Types
  2. Applications of Wood Floors
    1. Wood Floor Assembly
      1. Subfloor
      2. Floor Coverings
      3. Floor Surface
    2. Engineered Flooring Installation Methods
      1. Glue-Down Engineered Strip & Plank
      2. Mechanically Fastened Engineered
      3. Floating Engineered Flooring
    3. Solid Strip & Plank Installation
    4. Adhesives
      1. Urethane, Modified Silicone Polymers
      2. Acrylics
    5. Floor-Stain/Finish Application
      1. T-Bar Method
      2. Roller Method
      3. Block & Pad
      4. Other Methods
  1. Wood Floor Finishes
    1. Polyurethane
    2. Shellac & Varnish
    3. Hardened Oils &/Or Waxes
    4. Lacquer
    5. Acrylic Impregnated Floors
    6. Prefinished Wood Floors
    7. Site-Finished Wood Floors
    8. UV Finish Application
  2. Wood Floors & the Environment
    1. Moisture
    2. Dimensional Stability
    3. Acclimation/Conditioning
    4. Cracks/Separations Between Boards
    5. Cupping & Crowning
    6. Buckled Floors
  3. Cleaning Environments
    1. Basics of Cleaning
    2. Chemicals
  4. Maintenance of Wood Floors
    1. Initial, Routine, Periodic, Restorative
    2. Identifying and Maintaining Finishes
    3. Specialty Equipment and Supplies
      1. Drum & Belt Sanders
      2. Buffers, Rotary, Oscillating and Multi-Disc
      3. Edgers
      4. Dust Collection
    4. Grade Sanding Sequence
  5. Finish Problems
  6. Repairs
  7. Safety
    1. Hazard Communication Standard
    2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  8. Equipment & it's Maintenance
  9. Industry Resources
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