Wood Floor Business Calendar


In this section you'll find regional and national events of interest to hardwood flooring professionals. If your event is not listed, please submit your event

Upcoming Events
  • March 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017
    Online Wood-based Composite Science Short Course Series

    Continuing education for mill operators, technical professionals and suppliers to the wood-based composites industry, without the travel.  Self-paced, online short course modules are designed to help:

    • Improve manufacturing efficiencies
    • Support troubleshooting
    • Improve product quality and performance
    • Enhance workforce education and development

    Course offerings:

    Wood Structure (Fred Kamke, Oregon State University)

    Wood Adhesion Science & Technology (Chip Frazier, Virginia Tech)

    Wood & Water Relationships (Scott Leavengood, Oregon State University)

    Strand-based Composite Manufacturing (William Boehner, Oregon State University)

    Applied Statistics & Data Analysis (William Boehner and Chris Knowles, Oregon State University)

    Practical Wood Adhesives Technology (Bruce Broline, Oregon State University)

    Visit the website for more detail and to register.


  • August 09, 2017 - August 10, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm
    14th Wood Adhesion Short Course
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

    This short course, offered by the Wood-Based Composites Center, will introduce the basic concepts of adhesion, and then build on these concepts with specific attention to wood.  Upon completion of the course, participants will better understand the unique bonding characteristics of wood.  They will be better prepared to analyze existing problems and performance, and evaluate new applications.


  • September 19, 2017 - September 22, 2017 08:00am
    Expert Sand and Finish School in Vermont
    Hardwick, Vermont

    Join Norton and Vermont Natural Coatings in Hardwick, Vermont from September 19-22 to take your sanding and finishing skills to the next level. A week of hands-on sanding and finishing training and the opportunity to work with Norton Abrasive products, including Norton| Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Professional Wood Floor Finishes. Learn from NWFA certified experts Greg Mihaich and Bob Goldstein through all phases of the sanding and finishing process. You'll master advanced sanding techniques for minimizing scratch patterns and getting an optimal finish on all species of wood and parquet floors, how to work with custom colors, bleach and dyes, and how to make seamless repairs in stained floors. You'll also gain valuable information on equipment use and maintenance and use.

    Email Audrey Hix.

    Or click here for more information.

  • October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017 08:00am
    Advanced Sand & Finish School in Vermont
    Hardwick, Vermont

    Flooring professionals of all levels are invited to join Norton and Vermont Natural Coatings from October 17th-19th for 3 days of hands-on sanding and finishing training featuring Norton abrasive products including Norton|Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Professional Wood Floor Finishes. Tap the expertise of NWFA certified experts on equipment use and maintenance and choosing the right abrasive and finishing techniques to yield high quality results. Program highlights include advanced sanding techniques for achieving flawless finishes, sanding different species of wood and parquets, applying the perfect PolyWhey finish, the correct techniques using rollers and t-bars, and blending in repairs to finish and stain. You'll also enjoy some of Vermont's most beautiful sights at the peak of foliage season!

    RSVP by October 3 with Audrey Hix. 

    Email Audrey Hix.

    Or click here for more information.

  • November 14, 2017 - November 16, 2017 08:00am
    Advanced Sand & Finish School in Denver
    Denver, Colorado

    Join us in Denver November 14-16, 2017 for an opportunity to learn about the LÄGLER® Premium Sanding Training (PST®) concept and Norton Abrasive products, including Norton | Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey® Professional Wood Floor Finishes.

    Join other professionals for an advanced Sand & Finish training event at the new LÄGLER North America training facility in Denver, CO. Learn from NWFA-certified experts through all phases of the process. You’ll master advanced techniques for preparing a wood floor, sanding various species, minimizing scratch patterns and bringing the floor to an optimal state for stain and finish application. Learn how to increase jobsite quality and efficiency during the LÄGLER Premium Sanding Training (PST).

    Tap the expertise of each company to gain valuable information on equipment use and maintenance, tips for choosing the right abrasives, and finishing techniques that yield high quality results. Enjoy hands-on experience with Norton Abrasive products, Norton | Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Professional Wood Floor Finishes and the full line of LÄGLER professional sanding equipment.

    Receive Lagler PST Certification and two credits towards your NWFA degree.

    RSVP by October 31 Audrey Hix.

    Or click here for more information.