Shaping the Future of Flooring Through Education and Collaboration

Shaping the Future of Flooring Through Education and Collaboration

The Summit 2024

The National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) and UNITE Floor Training Alliance are unveiling the educational sessions for The Summit 2024. Their 2-day event will present an unparalleled opportunity for flooring installers, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers to engage in enriching educational experiences, valuable networking, and the opportunity to participate in the panel discussion: “Bridging the Gap Between Installers and Manufacturers.”

On Thursday, February 22, educational sessions will include:

  • “Concrete – Overview, Mix Designs, and Moisture” presented by Dean Craft, Principal with ISE Logik.
  • “Causes and Remedies of Concrete Slab Imperfections” presented by Seth Pevarnik, Director of Technical Services for Ardex Americas.
  • “Testing by the Lab Guy” presented by Lee Phillips, Laboratory Director at Professional Testing Laboratory LLC.
  • “What is ASTM?” presented by Sonny Callaham, Co-founder and Chairman of NAFCT.

On Friday, February 23 educational sessions will include:

  • “Floorcloud: The Future of Jobsite Monitoring Is Here!” presented by Scott Banda, Co-Founder & CEO of Floorcloud.
  • “Seaming Today’s Handmade Carpets” presented by Robert Varden, Owner of Advanced Flooring Technology and Founder of UNITE.
  • “Substrate and Flooring Failures” presented by Lew Migliore, President of LGM and Associates.
  • “Knowledge That Sticks With You” presented by Gary Scheidker, Director of Technical Services for Taylor Adhesives.

The Summit 2024 will be held at the Dalton Convention Center in Dalton, GA on February 22 and 23. Learn more about this event and register at


About the Event Hosts

NAFCT, the National Association of Floor Covering Technicians

NAFCT’s mission is to advance the craftsmanship and professionalism of the flooring industry through training and education of all floor covering related fields. As well as enhance inter-industry communication and cooperation through joint committees, task forces and partnership with other trade associations. Learn more at

UNITE Floor Training Alliance

UNITE is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the next generation of floor covering installers and connecting them with resources for financial aid and certified training programs across the U.S. Learn more at

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