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By: Paul Bakker
September 4, 2019

Better Access, More Courses, Improved Technical Resources Over the past few months INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE FLOORING ACADEMY have been implementing major changes to the Academy’s website and its on-line experience. It is close to one year since the formal launch of the Academy at the 2018 International Flooring Show and much that is positive has happened […]

By: Malcolm Sims
September 4, 2019

International Textile Flooring Academy is pleased to announce that it has received a National Flooring Innovation Award for Technologies. It is very exciting to have received this recognition from the UK Flooring Innovation judges.  The formal presentation of the Trophy will be at The International Flooring Show, Harrogate on Sunday 15 September. ITFA again has […]

By: Paul Bakker
June 14, 2019

We are pleased to announce the International Textile Flooring Academy (ITFA) online training course Introduction to Wool Carpets has been Approved by The Textile Institute. This course provides comprehensive coverage of the manufacture and properties of tufted and woven carpets. The Textile Institute’s brand is the international sign of excellence. Through the Approval Scheme, The […]

By: Paul Bakker
May 10, 2019

Why you should do an ITFA training course If you are working in a carpet mill or interested in the carpet industry, the International Textile Flooring Academy has some great training courses for you. There is also a surprising variety of subjects, but all relating to, or enhancing the knowledge of, how to construct carpets […]

By: Malcolm Sims
April 25, 2019

ITFA is pleased to report that the highly regarded Natural Fibers Installers Certification (NFIC) organisation of the USA has become an Affiliate member of the Academy. NFIC are recognised by the US carpet industry as a leading training organisation for the installation of natural flooring products. They offer classroom training of installers and sales people, […]

By: Malcolm Sims
February 28, 2019

Peter Goodman, who is well known in the UK carpet industry, has created a great new training course for anyone wanting to learn about the process of ‘Fibre to Floor’. This course covers all fibres used in carpets and rugs and much more. I have to say that in completing the course myself, I found […]

By: Paul Bakker
February 4, 2019

ITF Academy Library now has a fascinating and highly-informative paper on how to become a successful carpet stylist. To be a Carpet Designer is written by Tracey Bentham, a designer with over 30 years’ service in the carpet industry. She says: “If you are interested in design as a career, leaving carpets out of the […]

By: Paul Bakker
February 2, 2019

ITF Academy has the pleasure to announce that the British Wool has joined as a Corporate Member. Headquartered in Bradford, UK, British Wool are most active in the Carpet and Upholstery areas where their fibres are well suited. British Wool is owned by approximately 40,000 sheep farmers in the UK. They collect, grade, market and […]

By: Malcolm Sims
January 30, 2019

We are very pleased to welcome The Textile Institute as an Affiliate member of ITFA. Both Paul Bakker and I are supporters and members of the Textile Institute. They are a global organisation providing a well recognised and very respected industry support. When I worked for a carpet company in New Zealand we had an […]

By: Paul Bakker
December 5, 2018

Man-made, or synthetic, fibres have been with us for some eighty years now. They are all around us and very much part of our daily life. They are being used increasingly in textile floor coverings, replacing natural fibres whose position in the flooring industry seemed unassailable not so very long ago. But how familiar are […]