NWFA Expo Virtual Event April 29 - May 1, 2020

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Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

    Join the Meeting:  Coronavirus has had a tremendous impact on our industry. Whether you need help interpreting stay-at-home orders, defining essential workers, or applying for economic relief, our panel of experts has all the answers your business needs to survive the pandemic.  One CCU credit

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    Speaker(s)
    Education Speaker
    Bruce Zwicker
    CEO & International Advisor
    Zwicker Advisory
    Education Speaker
    Chris Zizza
    President
    C&R Flooring
    Education Speaker
    Craig Dupra
    President/Owner
    Installers Warehouse/ Chairman NWFA
    Education Speaker
    Dana Lee Cole
    Executive Director
    Hardwood Federation
    Education Speaker
    Michael Martin
    President & CEO
    National Wood Flooring Association

      Wednesday, April 29, 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

        Join the meeting:  Each year, the design community announces its color of the year.  While those outside the design profession may not think much about this announcement, it has a tremendous impact on flooring trends.  Learn what’s in store for 2020 and beyond.  One CCU credit...
        Speaker(s)
        Education Speaker
        Christina Rowe
        Manufacturer
        The Sherwin-Williams Company
        Education Speaker
        Les Smith
        Market Development Manager, Industrial Wood Division
        The Sherwin Williams Company & DuraSeal

          Wednesday, April 29, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

            Begin your virtual experience by clicking here, create your personal profile and begin searching Expo exhibitor products, videos, press releases and more....

              Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

                Join the meeting:  Wood bending is an in-demand skill in high-end projects.  Learn the steps needed to set up the project, plan for the best thickness/thinness of the fillets, and to determine whether to bend using cams alone, forms alone, or a combination of both.  0.5 CCU credits

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                Speaker(s)
                Education Speaker
                Lenny Hall
                President/Owner
                Endurance Floor Company

                  Wednesday, April 29, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

                    Need to take a break? Feel free! We'll see you back here in 25 minutes. Or, if you're ready for some more networking, join us in one of our virtual meeting rooms to extend your Virtual Expo experience:




                    • New Members/Non-members: The perfect meeting place to learn about how NWFA services can help your business.  Join meeting room

                    • Manufacturers: Discover how the specific programs available to manufacturer members can benefit your business.  Join meeting room

                    • Emerging Leaders: Learn more about getting involved in NWFA to advance and improve our industry. Join meeting room

                    • Technical: Industry experts will be on-hand to answer your technical questions.  Join meeting room

                    • Open Discussion:  Join meeting room

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                      Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

                        Join the meeting:  Inlays are one of the easiest upsells for most wood floor projects.  Learn the techniques needed to do the job right, from creating a reusable template, to using guide bushings to install, to using a guide for inlaying metal bar, to freehand cutting.  0.5 CCU credits

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                        Speaker(s)
                        Education Speaker
                        Ben Totta
                        Contractor
                        Totta Hardwoods

                          Wednesday, April 29, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

                            Join the meeting:  Sound-Reduction, Moisture-Resistant Tape for Resilient and Wood Flooring Installation and wood flooring adhesive for repairs, stair nose, wood molding, baseboards; and attachment of tackstrips to concrete.

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                            Speaker(s)
                            Education Speaker
                            sam Biondo
                            Manufacturer
                            mapei

                              Wednesday, April 29, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

                                Join the meeting:  The PALLMANN SPIDER is a revolution in floor sanding technology.  Planetary drive gearing allows this machine to save time, money, and produce the flattest of sanded wood floors.  

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                                Speaker(s)
                                Education Speaker
                                Kelsey Quigg
                                Manufacturer
                                Pallmann
                                Education Speaker
                                RJ Symalla
                                Territory Manager
                                Pallmann

                                  Wednesday, April 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                    BYOB and join us for a virtual happy hour to relax and unwind after a day of learning and demos. 




                                    • New Members/Non-members: The perfect meeting place to learn about how NWFA services can help your business.  Join meeting room

                                    • Manufacturers: Discover how the specific programs available to manufacturer members can benefit your business.  Join meeting room

                                    • Emerging Leaders: Learn more about getting involved in NWFA to advance and improve our industry. Join meeting room

                                    • Technical: Industry experts will be on-hand to answer your technical questions.  Join meeting room

                                    • Open Discussion:  Join meeting room

                                    ... ...read more...

                                      Thursday, April 30, 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

                                        Join the meeting:  Customer flooring preferences evolve over time.  From pickled wood, to wire-brushing, to gray stains and finishes, it can be difficult to keep up with changing market demands.  Learn what trends are on the horizon, and how you can meet demand head-on.  One CCU credit...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Education Speaker
                                        Emily Morrow Finkell
                                        EF Floors & Design LLC
                                        Education Speaker
                                        Katie Ford
                                        Director of Brand Strategy
                                        Anderson Tuftex

                                          Thursday, April 30, 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

                                            Join the meeting:  Evaluating jobsite issues can sometimes feel like detective work.  While it may be easy to identify problems, it is not always as easy to determine their causes.  Learn how to identify some of the more-common failures as manufacturing vs. installation vs. site-related issues. One CCU credit...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Education Speaker
                                            jon namba
                                            Contractor
                                            namba services inc
                                            Education Speaker
                                            Kjell Nymark
                                            Other
                                            NWFA

                                              Thursday, April 30, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                                Begin your virtual experience by clicking here, create your personal profile and begin searching Expo exhibitor products, videos, press releases and more....

                                                  Thursday, April 30, 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

                                                    Join the meeting:  One of the easiest value-added flooring design elements is custom borders.  From simple perimeter applications to complex patterns, borders can be a significant revenue generator.  Learn the specific skill sets needed for custom border projects. 0.5 CCU credit

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                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Education Tech Zone
                                                    John Alford
                                                    President
                                                    Alford’s Custom Hardwood Floors

                                                      Thursday, April 30, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

                                                        Need to take a break? Feel free! We'll see you back here in 25 minutes. Or, if you're ready for some more networking, join us in one of our virtual meeting rooms to extend your Virtual Expo experience:




                                                        • New Members/Non-members: The perfect meeting place to learn about how NWFA services can help your business.  Join the meeting

                                                        • Manufacturers: Discover how the specific programs available to manufacturer members can benefit your business.  Join the meeting

                                                        • Emerging Leaders: Learn more about getting involved in NWFA to advance and improve our industry.  Join the meeting

                                                        • Technical: Industry experts will be on-hand to answer your technical questions.  Join the meeting

                                                        • Open Discussion:  Join the meeting

                                                        ... ...read more...

                                                          Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

                                                            Join the meeting:  The new edition of the NWFA’s Wood Flooring Installation Guidelines is the manual’s most-comprehensive update since its original publication in 1988.  Learn about the updates, the new additions, and come prepared to ask the questions that will make your job easier.  0.5 CCU credits

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                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Education Speaker
                                                            Brett Miller
                                                            Vice President of Education & Certification
                                                            National Wood Flooring Association

                                                              Thursday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

                                                                Join the meeting:  American Sanders Global Product Manager Roy Cox and Training Manager Daniel Boone will demonstrate two processes that have been very popular topics recently. Roy Cox will be showing a process and the necessary products needed to disinfect wood floors without affecting the floor finish or coating. Many wood floor contractors are learning how to do this and adding it the their service offering. Daniel Boone will be demonstrating a wire brush technique that creates a character-rich floor. This particular technique is highly desired because it makes the surface exceptionally smooth while also providing a richly textured floor. And as a bonus, we will present a short preview of new products coming this year.  

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                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Education Speaker
                                                                Daniel Boone
                                                                Training Manager
                                                                American Sanders
                                                                Education Speaker
                                                                Roy Cox
                                                                Global Product Manager
                                                                American Sanders

                                                                  Thursday, April 30, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

                                                                    Join the meeting:  A demonstration on how to reoil a previously oiled floor and clean it after it is reoiled.

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                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Education Speaker
                                                                    Joey Tyson
                                                                    Territory Manager
                                                                    WOCA USA

                                                                      Thursday, April 30, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                        BYOB and join us for a virtual happy hour to relax and unwind after a day of learning and demos.




                                                                        • New Members/Non-members: The perfect meeting place to learn about how NWFA services can help your business.  Join meeting room

                                                                        • Manufacturers: Discover how the specific programs available to manufacturer members can benefit your business.  Join meeting room

                                                                        • Emerging Leaders: Learn more about getting involved in NWFA to advance and improve our industry. Join meeting room

                                                                        • Technical: Industry experts will be on-hand to answer your technical questions.  Join meeting room

                                                                        • Open Discussion:  Join meeting room

                                                                        ... ...read more...

                                                                          Friday, May 01, 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

                                                                            Join the meeting:  There are many factors to consider when bidding a wood flooring job: labor costs, overhead, annual expenses, administrative costs, travel, and materials.  Learn how having a thorough understanding of these factors can have a significant impact on your company profits.  One CCU credit...
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Education Speaker
                                                                            Chris Zizza
                                                                            President
                                                                            C&R Flooring

                                                                              Friday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

                                                                                Join the meeting:  There are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States, representing 56.8 million employees, and nearly every one of them has been impacted by Coronavirus. Learn about the economic recovery tools and services available to your business in times of crisis.  One CCU credit

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                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Education Speaker
                                                                                Tammie Clendenning
                                                                                Lead Economic Development Specialist
                                                                                U.S. Small Business Administration

                                                                                  Friday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                    Begin your virtual experience by clicking here, create your personal profile and begin searching Expo exhibitor products, videos, press releases and more....

                                                                                      Friday, May 01, 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

                                                                                        Join the meeting:  Restoring historic wood floors can be a lucrative service to add to your business offerings.  From matching wood that can be centuries old, to the tools needed to get the job done, learn the specific skill needed to restore historic parquet patterns. 0.5 CCU credit

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                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                        Education Speaker
                                                                                        Michael Dittmer
                                                                                        Contractor
                                                                                        Michael Dittmer wood floors

                                                                                          Friday, May 01, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

                                                                                            Need to take a break? Feel free! We'll see you back here in 25 minutes. Or, if you're ready for some more networking, join us in one of our virtual meeting rooms to extend your Virtual Expo experience:




                                                                                            • New Members/Non-members: The perfect meeting place to learn about how NWFA services can help your business.  Join the meeting

                                                                                            • Manufacturers: Discover how the specific programs available to manufacturer members can benefit your business.  Join the meeting

                                                                                            • Emerging Leaders: Learn more about getting involved in NWFA to advance and improve our industry.  Join the meeting

                                                                                            • Technical: Industry experts will be on-hand to answer your technical questions.  Join the meeting

                                                                                            • Open Discussion:  Join the meeting

                                                                                            ... ...read more...

                                                                                              Friday, May 01, 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

                                                                                                Join the meeting:  Custom color and finishes have become all the rage for wood floors in recent years. From dyes to reactive colorants to tinted sealers, each requires specific processes to ensure success. Learn the specific skill sets needed for cerused and layered color projects. 0.5 CCU credits



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                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Education Tech Zone
                                                                                                Jason Elquest
                                                                                                Owner
                                                                                                Blackhawk Floors

                                                                                                  Friday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

                                                                                                    Join the meeting:  Learn the best techniques to prevent moisture issues for your projects. These best practices will provide contractors with the confidence to move on to their next project knowing their customers floor will be protected from moisture.  

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                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Education Speaker
                                                                                                    Wayne Highlander
                                                                                                    Adhesives National Sales Manager
                                                                                                    Bona US

                                                                                                      Friday, May 01, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

                                                                                                        Join the meeting:  Learn how easy it is to use a 7” x 86” engineered plank with Välinge 5G Fold Down system with glue down installation. Get more insights in the diversity of the HARO product range, concerning colors, texture, width and handmade options.

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                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Education Speaker
                                                                                                        Joel Wyman
                                                                                                        Hamberger North America LLC
                                                                                                        Education Speaker
                                                                                                        Matthias Menzel
                                                                                                        Manufacturer
                                                                                                        Hamberger Northamerica LLC

                                                                                                          Friday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                            Join the meeting:  Come join us for one last group gathering as we wrap-up our first ever Virtual Expo experience, and as we announce and recognize the 2020 Wood Floor of the Year winners.



                                                                                                            Sponsored by Hardwood Floors Magazine

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                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Education Speaker
                                                                                                            Craig Dupra
                                                                                                            President/Owner
                                                                                                            Installers Warehouse/ Chairman NWFA
                                                                                                            Education Speaker
                                                                                                            Michael Martin
                                                                                                            President & CEO
                                                                                                            National Wood Flooring Association