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Real Wood Plank & Herringbone (Bonded) Including Sanding Level - 2 APPRENTICES TEST COURSE

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£370.00 - 370.00 + VAT per person

4 Days


15 - 18 November 2021 5 / 1 remaining

£370.00 £795.00 + VAT per person

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Solihull, UK

PLEASE NOTE, this is running as a test course for installers/apprentices new to the wood flooring trade. This course will include uplift and refit of flooring at FloorSkills training centre, so will be a full start to finish installation. The first day will run as a rip out and prepare the subfloor at FloorSkills.
Limited to 5 places only.


Real Wood Plank & Herringbone Block installation level 2 course is the full monty when it comes to real wood installation courses. Dedicated to fully bonded wooden floors and includes diagonal lay plank, Herringbone blocks, border work and finished off with an introduction to wood floor sanding. This is a 4-day intense course and the ONLY real wood flooring installation course approved by the BWFA (British Wood Flooring Association)

This course is for fully bonding wooden floors. For floating Laminate and Engineered floors, we recommend the FloorSkills Laminate + Engineered Level 1 Course.

Day 1 (9.00am – 5.30pm)

Please note that the first day will be a rip out and preparation with plywood installation of existing floors only, not as scheduled on Day 1 below.

  • Health & Safety
  • Different sub-floors and the construction of them explained
  • Choosing the correct product to prepare the sub-floor (timber + solid sub-floors)
  • Reading moisture in concrete and wooden sub-floors (range of equipment used)

Lunch break (supplied by FloorSkills)

  • Applying surface DPM’s to include- Epoxy, PU, Water-based 1 coat and 2 coat systems
  • Applying primers to include - Water-Based, Acrylic-Based, and Resin-Based
  • Applying smoothing compounds to solid sub-floors to include- Latex based, Water-based and Fibre reinforced
  • Applying compounds to timber sub-floors
  • Anhydrate / Calcium Sulphate preparation
  • Questions & Answers

Day 2 (9.00am – 4.30pm)

  • Wood Science
  • Preparing your training bay
  • Set out for plank/strip wood flooring

Lunch break (supplied by FloorSkills)

  • Selecting the correct adhesive
  • Applying adhesive
  • Installing wood plank/strip flooring by adhesive method

Day 3 (9.00am – 4.30pm)

  • Set out for herringbone wood products
  • Installing herringbone with and without borders
  • Preparing to install borders

Lunch break (supplied by FloorSkills)

  • Installing plank borders with
  • Installing 2 block borders
  • Installing tram line features

Day 4 (9.00am - 3.30pm)

  • Basic sanding and finishing herringbone/plank wood flooring
  • Wood fillers application

Lunch break (supplied by FloorSkills)

  • Lacquer and oil application
  • Maintenance and aftercare
  • Question + Answer

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