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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Wood Flooring

Location: 
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
35 hours (1 week).
Dates: 
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify minimum jobsite conditions required to install commercial wood flooring; accurately read and use both pin and pinless moisture meters for testing wood substrate and wood flooring product; explain minimum standards for concrete and wood flooring; discuss why an installer should be familiar with characteristics of wood species (hardness, ability to accept stain, etc.); safely operate power and finishing and hand tools; layout and install a solid wood nail down floor and a glue down floor

Instruction: 
The course provides wood floor installation instruction to third and fourth year apprentices, according to the standards set by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Apprentices receive an overview of the species of wood commonly used for flooring, the dimensional stability, hardness, grades, surface characteristics, minimum length, and nailing tolerances. Instruction also focuses on how moisture affects wood and concrete substrates. Students are expected to install hard wood flooring using layout and installation principles presented by the instructor.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

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