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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: 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: Paul Bakker
November 12, 2018

ITFA is very pleased to announce that another great training course has been added to the training courses already on offer. An Introduction to Handmade Rugs by Dr Sailen K Chaudhuri. This course is perfect for those who are new to handmade rugs, for those wishing to understand how and where these rugs are made, […]

By: Malcolm Sims
July 9, 2018

An Introduction to Wool Carpets by Tutor: Dr Errol Wood. ITFA is excited to make available a great foundation course for wool carpets with excellent technical content that will help in attaining a total overview of the carpet manufacturing industry. A 4-module online training course covering carpet fibres, yarn engineering, machine-made carpet manufacture, carpet construction, […]

By: Malcolm Sims
January 3, 2018

In May 2017 Paul Bakker and Malcolm Sims met and decided that they would like to create an online Academy to provide Training and Technical resources for the carpet and rug industry.