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By: Malcolm Sims
November 11, 2020

We are continuing to add interesting and very useful reports and features to the ITFA site, which is aimed at providing support to the flooring industry. We now have over 3000 pages of technical information available on an array of industry relevant topics within the Academy Library, such as: * Carpet Inspection * Carpet and […]

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: 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
October 15, 2018

After launching ITF Academy officially at the International Flooring Show in Harrogate in September, interest in the Academy from the carpet and rug industry has increased markedly. Many key industry personnel visited the stand and talked at length with ITFA’s Malcolm Sims and I, about what the Academy has to offer in the way of […]

By: Malcolm Sims
September 21, 2018

The annual International Flooring Show was held at Harrogate on 16-18 September. This is the major UK show for carpets and rugs and it was at this show that ITFA had a stand and was formerly launched to the industry. We were very pleased with the reaction from the many visitors to our stand. The […]

By: Malcolm Sims
August 12, 2018

One of the attractions of the ITF Academy is the breadth of subjects featured in its Library. There are technical reports, scientific articles, textbooks and manuals covering all aspects of carpets and rugs, from manufacturing, retailing, fitting and maintenance to recycling. There is, for instance, an excellent introduction to the art of selling wool floor […]