Employment of wood flooring installers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The construction of new housing units will be the primary source of wood flooring installation work over the next decade. The industry needs workers and is actively hiring. Students can start an apprenticeship right after graduation. There’s a variety of career options – from logger to installer, even sales, marketing and engineering. Wood flooring is a sustainable product and career.
All job segments related to the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors, and consultants. Careers represented include operations and sales manager, marketing manager business owner, cnc machinist, lobbyist, wood flooring installer and sand & finisher.
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The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors, and consultants.
Mission Statement: To promote the use of wood flooring in residential, educational, and commercial environments, and to provide members with the education and training necessary for personal and business success.
Apprenticeships is where floor installers learn their trade. Educational requirements vary for sales representatives and depend on the type of products sold. If the products are not scientific or technical, a high school diploma is generally sufficient for entry into the occupation. If the products are scientific or technical, sales representatives typically need at least a bachelor’s degree. Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.