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Jeff Rose explains how cut affects hardwood flooring at a CEU course

Jeff Rose explains how cut affects hardwood flooring at a free CEU course at Hartert-Russell in Nashville.

Jeff Rose of Mansion Hill Custom Floors is certified by National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to teach a host of CEU courses.

 

All of our CEUs are accredited for AIA and IDCEC members, many of which are HSW credits!

 

We offer CEU courses each month. Plus, Jeff also teaches courses onsite upon request. There is no charge for the ongoing or special request CEU programs.

Interested in a CEU for your team or group?

After reviewing our following course offerings, please let us know which one(s) interest you by Lee Ann at LeeAnn@MansionHillFloors.com

Back to Basics: Wood Flooring 101

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general and HSW hours

We’ll cover the characteristics of hardwood flooring so you can effectively specify wood flooring for your client projects.

 

 

You’ll be equipped to:

  • Recognize how hardwood floors react to moisture.
  • Examine maintenance.
  • Explain sustainability.
  • Describe the types of hard wood floors.
  • Identify species.
  • Discuss advantages.
  • Understand the history of wood flooring.

Beauty is More than Skin Deep: Maintaining & Refinishing Wood Floors

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll explain the processes involved in properly maintaining and refinishing hardwood flooring so you can effectively specify wood flooring for your client projects.

 

You’ll receive the skills to:

  • Identify finishes on existing wood floors.
  • Discuss the greenhouse effect on wood floors.
  • Explain routine and long-term maintenance on wood floors.
  • Understand the pad and recoat process.
  • Describe the sand and refinish process.
  • Explain how and why seasonal gaps and cracks can appear.

Cork, Bamboo and Hardwood as Flooring Material

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll analyze the characteristics of cork, bamboo, and hardwood. You’ll become more familiar with these materials as a flooring option in an effort to properly specify the material that will perform best in your client projects.

 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Explain how the use of the flooring materials improves indoor air quality.
  • Discuss growth cycles and sustainability.
  • Identify major differences.
  • Describe the routine and long-term care and maintenance.

Designing with Wood Floors

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll analyze the use of wood flooring as an element of design.

You’ll become more familiar with wood floors as a design material in an effort to properly specify the product that will perform best in your client projects.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Explain how cut affects both the appearance and performance of wood floors.
  • Describe advantages and maintenance.
  • Discuss different types of species.
  • Understand the history.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general and HSW hours

We’ll explore the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring.

You’ll become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing processes of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects.

You’ll be able to:

  • Identify the construction of engineered wood flooring and how it differs from solid wood flooring.
  • Recognize when and where to specify engineered wood flooring products.
  • Understand the manufacturing process.
  • Describe the routine and long-term care and maintenance of engineered wood flooring.

From the Forest to the Floor

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll walk you through the process of how trees become wood flooring. You’ll become more familiar with wood and its use as a flooring material in an effort to properly specify the product for your client projects.

 

You’ll be able to:

  • Understand how forests are managed and harvested to promote sustainable growth.
  • Discuss what happens to wood flooring after it’s manufactured.
  • Explain the manufacturing process for both lumber and wood flooring production.

How Cut Affects the Appearance of Wood Flooring

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general and HSW hours

We’ll illustrate how different saw cuts affect the appearance of wood flooring. You’ll become more familiar with the different sawing methods available in an effort to properly specify the material that will best meet your client expectations.

 

You’ll be equipped to:

  • Recognize how lumber is dried and how the process differs depending on saw cut.
  • Describe how moisture will affect wood flooring performance.
  • Recognize how saw cuts will affect performance of flooring.
  • Identify the different saw cuts for wood flooring.

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainability of Wood

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general and HSW hours

The course will assist you in understanding the green attributes of hardwood flooring so you can effectively specify wood flooring for your client projects, and meet potential green building program criteria.

 

You’ll be able to:

  • Understand renewability
  • Discuss life cycle.
  • Summarize sustainability
  • Convey maintenance.
  • Explain the impact of wood flooring on indoor air quality.
  • Describe the impact of wood flooring on natural resources.
  • Identify the impact of wood floor on global warming.
  • Recognize the impact of wood flooring on landfill waste.
  • Define low VOC finishes and adhesives.

Specifying Commercial Wood Floors

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll outline the variables that should be considered when specifying commercial wood floors for your client projects.

 

You’ll gain knowledge to:

  • Recognize the differences between specifying a residential versus a commercial wood floor.
  • Understand the benefits.
  • Recommend maintenance.
  • Discuss sound control systems.
  • Identify the most common subfloor used.
  • Determine finish types.
  • Explain Janka ratings and how they determine durability.

Specifying the Right Wood Floors for the Job

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll explore how to specify the right flooring for a successful installation. You’ll become more familiar with wood and its use as a flooring material in an effort to properly specify the product for your client projects.

 

You’ll be able to:

  • Explain how each type of wood flooring will perform based on where it is installed.
  • Describe how wood differs from other flooring options.
  • Understand the different types of wood flooring available.
  • Discuss the impact of radiant heat systems and other extreme conditions on wood flooring.

Wood Flooring Grades

The Manning Collection-Natural Prime Grade

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll educate you on how wood flooring is graded in an effort to properly specify the product for your client projects.

 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Describe how different grades affect wood flooring appearance.
  • Understand the history of wood flooring grades.
  • Identify industry recognized grading programs.
  • Explain what different wood flooring grades mean.

Discuss the different grading standards for solid and engineered wood flooring.

Wood Flooring in Commercial Spaces

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general and HSW hours

We’ll explain the physical properties and characteristics of wood and the variables that should be considered when specifying it as flooring for your commercial client projects.

 

You’ll be equipped to:

  • Understand the physical properties and characteristics of hardwood and softwood.
  • Discuss potential issues.
  • Recommend maintenance procedures.
  • Identify which floors will perform best.
  • Describe the variables that should be considered when flooring is used in commercial spaces.

Wood Flooring Species

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll teach you about the species used for hardwood flooring so you can effectively specify wood flooring for your client projects.

 

You’ll complete the course able to:

  • Understand the properties of wood that affects its appearance and its long-term performance as a flooring material.
  • Distinguish exotic species.
  • Explain Janka ratings and how they determine durability.
  • Recognize the characteristics of wood as an organic material.
  • Define domestic species.
  • Identify benefits of wood flooring.
  • Describe color changes.

Wood Flooring Trends: Wide & Long Planks

Approved for one credit for AIA general and HSW hours, and IDCEC general hours

We’ll explore the trends toward wide and long plank wood flooring and the variables that should be considered when specifying it for your client projects.

You’ll be able to:

  • Explain the differences among strip, plank and parquet.
  • Understand how wide and long plank wood will perform.
  • Describe the differences between solid and engineered wood floors.
  • Recommend maintenance procedures.
  • Identify availability and limitations.
  • Discuss how saw can minimize performance issues.