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LVT European Fitter Of The Year 2019


FloorSkills are proud to announce that we are jointly hosting the first FloorSkills LVT European Fitter Of The Year 2019 Competition, in conjunction with Woontotaal Training Academy (Netherlands)

The competition will be carried out over 3 stages, at both FloorSkills (UK) and Woontotaal Academy(Netherlands)

There will be only 8 competitors who will reach the final (stage 3). This will consist of 4 of the competitors coming from the heats, held at ‘Woontotaal’ (Netherlands) and the remaining 4 places will be those who progressed through the FloorSkills UK heats.

The semi-final UK heats will be carried out over the weekends of the 27th & 28th April and the 18th & 19th May at FloorSkills Training Centre, With the final, for all competitors, being held at FloorSkills UK on the 11th & 12th July. The final will coincide with the FloorSkills open day (12th July). Where approximately 40 manufacturers will be demonstrating their products, with an expected 200 visitors to the centre. (tickets can be purchased for the open day HERE)-  https://www.floorskills.co.uk/courses/category/open-day-2019/


Competition Criteria:

 HOW DO I ENTER?  All entrants must declare their interest via the following link. Fill in the relevant information and make sure you leave a message advising that you would like to enter the competition! https://www.floorskills.co.uk/contact/


Stage 1 (UK)-

Following declaring your interest in the competition, there will be a registration form sent via email to complete and return, along with images of LVT installations carried out by the entrant (maximum 10 images of a mix of  preparation & installation)

Along with the Installation images there will be a 20 question written examination to be carried out and returned for assessment to the same email address that you will be contacted through.  [email protected]  

(You can also return the question bank and send pictures by post to FloorSkills)

The entrants will be scored on their exam answers, along with the quality of the installation from their provided images. (Please note, the closing date for completing the questions and sending photos is the 15th March 2019)

There will be up to 16 successful entrants who qualify through to the semi-finals being held in the UK,  based on the results of the above criteria being passed. Installers who are successful in gaining a place through to the semi finals will be notified by the 22nd March 2019


Stage 2 (UK) –

The Entrants who have qualified from stage 1 will be through to the semi-finals and invited to stage 2, which will be a 2 day competition based on sub floor preparation and the installation of LVT flooring, hosted at Floorskills UK.

The semi-finals will be carried out over two optional weekends where you can pick which dates you would like to compete on. The dates are – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April or Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May. There will be up to 10 competitors competing on each set of dates . Dates will be offered on a first come, first served basis. (Participants will have a total of 16 Hours to complete stage 2)

The semi-finalists will be given 2 days  to carry out the application of-

  • Moisture Suppressants (DPM’S)
  • Primers 
  • Smoothing Compound 
  • 6mm plywood 
  • Skim coat
  • Installation of LVT  ( to a specified pattern )

The preparation and LVT installation will be assessed and scored by a panel of judges.

The 4 highest scoring semi-finalists from Floorskills, will qualify to compete in the final (stage 3) along with the 4 semi-finalists who have qualified from the Woontotaal Training Centre


Stage 3-     (The Grand Final)

The final will be carried out over 2 days (11th & 12th July 2019)

The competition will commence on the 11th July at 8.00am and finish at 5.00pm for the day, then recommence on the 12th July at 8am and finish at 2.15pm (15 Hrs in total), the finalists will be required to

  • Install 6mm ply
  • Skim coat prior install
  • LVT design flooring with a 100mm minimum wide border
  • Use your imagination (LVT is a design floor after all) 

There will be a selection of manufacturers products provided for you to work with. (Sorry, you will find out on the morning of the final what they are)

There are no design limitations, but the installation must be fully completed by 2.15pm on Friday 12th July (9am start)

As the final is being held alongside the FloorSkills open day, there will be exhibitors and visitors in and around the centre throughout the day viewing both the manufacturers products and watching the competition. Tickets are required to gain entry to the open day! (Exhibitors and Competitors will be provided passes)

Open Day Tickets available here – https://www.floorskills.co.uk/courses/all-training-courses/course/246/open-day-2019/

Please note that the LVT comp is only available for viewing on the final day (12th July) at the FloorSkills open day. The open day is the 12th of July ONLY.


Who Wins? Who are the judges of the final?

All visitors and exhibitors attending the centre for the open day, along with spectators of the competition are the judges. All attending will be invited to cast their vote from 2.30pm on which of the finalists they believe has installed the best LVT floor. Voting will close at 3.15pm and all Votes will be counted and then at 3.45pm, Floorskills will be announcing WHO is the very first winner of the FloorSkills LVT European Fitter Of The Year 2019 

 HOW DO I ENTER? All entrants must declare their interest via the following link. Fill in the relevant information and make sure you leave a message advising that you would like to enter the competition! https://www.floorskills.co.uk/contact/




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