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        Columns                                                The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) is
                                                               a non-profit organization dedicated to improving flooring installation in
        Words from Steve Abernathy     6                       the residential and commercial fields through training and certification.
        Member News                  34                        Since 1993, CFI has been recognized as one of the flooring industry’s most
        Industry News                36                        prestigious and beneficial platforms for not only flooring installers, but
                                                               flooring professionals worldwide.
                                                               CFI provides educational resources for the flooring community, such as
                                                               hands-on training in all recognized installation applications. CFI supports
                                                               the professional development of the flooring industry by hosting training
        All rights reserved.  The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in   for installers at all levels, certifications for those looking to continue
        whole or part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible   education, and seminars for flooring associates. CFI is committed to
        for the content or representations in the submitted advertisements, or product
        claims and representations.                            revolutionize, encourage and benefit the people of the flooring industry.
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