It is to offer training initiatives designed for professional installers, a move which has been welcomed by its exisiting members.

“The flooring industry has suffered from a lack of skilled tradesmen for a while now and this is hindering the industry’s ability to grow,” said Floors-2-Go product specialist Carl Harris. “Floors-2-Go therefore fully supports the BWFA in its efforts to create a better skilled and more knowledgeable workforce.”

Mr Harris added that the BWFA’s decision to provide tradesmen with practical skills would also help consumers to know that they are receving a “quality, first-class service”.

Other services set to be offered as part of the BWFA’s development plans include accreditation standards and technical and business support and the organisation has stated that this has already raised “considerable interest” from installers at all levels.