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The Academy for Excellence has announced a new accreditation scheme for installers of laminate brand Balterio.

The Academy for Excellence has announced a new accreditation scheme for installers of laminate brand Balterio.

The Balterio Master Installer programme delivers a suite of benefits for professional fitters, most notably a Lifetime Warranty on all installation work of Balterio laminate products.

Alongside, qualified professionals receive an exclusive Master Installer ID card, branded clothing, full sampling and access to a dedicated technical helpline.

Lee Thompson, Technical Manager at the Academy, reveals more about the new programme: “The Master Installer scheme is a well-proven formula that has a track-record of success for major flooring brands, and so we could take this model directly to Balterio laminate floors, using the same lifetime warranty on all workmanship to support the brand’s high-quality laminate collections.

“Known for its innovative approach to laminate that has seen industry-firsts including direct digital print, Balterio is considered a premium brand by consumers and so they demand the very best in professionalism from those installing it. The Balterio Master Installer scheme and the supporting Lifetime Warranty is an easy, confidence-inspiring way for consumers to find the best fitters and to guarantee that their investment in a Balterio laminate floor is installed to the highest standard.”

The Balterio Master Installer programme is only available to professionals with a minimum two-years of installation experience. After a three-day training course involving the pass or fail assessment of practical, theoretical and technical knowledge; qualifying attendees are then awarded Balterio Master Installer status. For those already with Quick-Step Master Installer status but wishing to add extra depth to their qualifications, a separate course to gain accreditation is offered.

“Even for installers holding the Quick-Step Master Installer badge, another accreditation just broadens the potential for gaining new business and spreading the news of quality installation work through word of mouth,” continued Lee.

“Balterio floors are a quality proposition and appeal to an audience of design-hungry homeowners focused on the principle of workmanship in products and the role that they play in enhancing our daily lives. An approach reflected in all decisions surrounding their investment, choosing a Balterio Master Installer seems like a natural step.”

Places for the Balterio Master Installer courses can be booked now by calling the Academy for Excellence in Flooring on 0161 877 6955.

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