Training and Certification

The revolutionary KOOLGLIDE System uses a totally different technology for carpet seaming.  As with any new technology there are differences in how to use it. 

We are proud to offer training and certification courses through KOOLGLIDE and its training partners.  In addition to learning the proper use of the KOOLGLIDE System, you will find helpful hints for installation and repair.

For course content and contacts, click on any of the following.

Mohawk Carpet

NFIC - Natural Fiber Flooring Installation Certification

Shaw Carpet

T & A Supply

Tom Duffy


In addition, training and informational videos are available online.  Click to view.

Why Choose a KOOLGLIDE Installation? - an introduction to KOOLGLIDE's unique advantages

Basic Carpet Repair - a 5 minute installation training video

Carpet Seaming Demo - English version

Carpet Seaming Demo - Spanish version


KOOLGLIDE System Certification

KOOLGLIDE offers a certification class that is available to installers, retailers and distributors.  Our instructors are experienced professionals with expert knowledge of the KOOLGLIDE System, carpet installation, repair and restoration.

The certification class is beneficial for a current user as well as for a first-time user of the KOOLGLIDE System. 

Flooring retailers and distributors will also find the class useful for

  • Learning the technology
  • Helping promote the KOOLGLIDE product line to customers
  • Responding to customer questions

This comprehensive class is 2 hours long and includes the following:

  • How to use your KOOLGLIDE tool
  • Installation techniques with different KOOLGLIDE tapes
    • Carpet seaming tape
    • Double stick carpet seaming
    • Utility tape for other applications
      • Anchor for wood floors
      • Stair treads
      • Laminate on stairs
      • Rubber base molding
      • Ceramic tiles on wall
      • Backsplash
  • Improving your seam
    • Pattern matching
    • Re-melting of seams
    • End of seam bonding
    • Making repairs

To schedule a certification class, contact
Dave Green
Manager - Technical Services
Phone:  888-486-6342
e-mail dgreen@impaxtg.com



Beaulieu Carpet

Contact Beaulieu Carpet at:

Kenny Downey
Technical Field Service Manage
Beaulieu of America
1502 Coronet Drive
Dalton, GA  30720
Phone:  706-537-1567
E-mail: clkdowney@beaulitu-usa.com

To visit the Beaulieu website, click here: 



Boring Smith

Contact Boring Smith at:

Carlton Scott
2100 The Oaks Parkway
P.O. Box 1127
Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: 704-398-7107
E-mail: carlton.d.scott@idg-corp.com

To visit the Boring Smith website, click here: 




Carpet Cushions & Supplies

Carpet Cushions & Supplies

Contact Carpet Cushions & Supplies at:

Tony Buckhardt
Carpet Cushions & Supplies
1709 Production Road
Fort Wayne, IN  46808
Phone:  260-482-8879

To visit the Carpet Cushions & Supplies website, click here: 






INSTALL - International Standards and Training Alliance

INSTALL has a comprehensive training program for residential, commercial and institutional floor covering installers throughout the United States and Canada.

INSTALL's curriculum is delivered through classroom and hands-on training over a 4-year period.  A 12-member International Labor-Management Committee for the Floor Covering Industry steers the INSTALL program.  Labor representatives are members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  INSTALL constantly teams with leading mills and manufacturers to make sure that what is being taught reflects current labor needs in the floor covering industry.

Under the Carpet portion of the curriculum, INSTALL teaches skills that are common throughout the floor covering trade, such as floor preparation, understanding pattern matches, and general tools. 

For more information contact:

John T. McGrath, Jr.
INSTALL Director
1803 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19130  USA
Phone:  215-582-4108
E-mail:  INSTALL@carpenters.org
To visit the INSTALL training website, click here:











Mohawk Carpet/Mohawk University

Contact Mohawk Carpet/Mohawk University at:

April S. Wilder
Supervisor of Operations
Mohawk University
Phone:  800-241-4900, ext. 24870
E-mail:  april_wilder@mohawkind.com

To visit the Mohawk University website, click here: 



Contact Natural Fiber Flooring Installation Certification at:

P.J. Arthur
NFIC (Natural Fiber Installers Certification)
P.O. Box 4248
Canton, Ga. 30114
Phone:  770-720-4537
Fax: 770-720-4671
E-mail:  nfic2006@yahoo.com

To visit the NFIC website, click here: 





Shaw Carpet

Contact Shaw Carpet at:

James Mullins 
Technical Services
Shaw Industries
799 S. Glenwood Avenue Plant 3
Mail Drop 30720
Dalton, GA  30720
Phone:  706-275-2207
E-mail:  james.mullins@shawinc.com

To visit the Shaw website, click here: 


T&A Supply

T & A Supply

Contact T & A Supply at:

Greg Szalay
VP Operations & Customer Service
T & A Supply Co.
6807 South 216th, Street Bldg. A
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: 800-562-2857
E-mail: gregs@tasupply.com

To visit the T & A Supply website, click here: 

Tom Duffy

Tom Duffy

Contact Tom Duffy Company at:

Jon Youngberg
General Operations Manager
Tom Duffy Company
5200 Watt Court
Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone: 707-864-5106
E-mail: jyoungberg@tomduffy.com

To visit the Tom Duffy website, click here: 







Contact William Bird at:
Wayne Williams
William Bird & Company, Inc.
301 Baxter Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917-6521
Phone: 865-246-0486
E-mail: wwilliams@wmbird.com


Danny Slick
William Bird & Company,Inc.
106 Distribution Drive
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-940-9422
E-mail: dslick@wmbird.com

To visit the William Bird website click here: