*This series of episodes from Floor Trend Magazine’s TalkFloor podcast with INSTALL feature discussions with both current executive director David Gross and former director John T. McGrath, Jr.
Floor Trends magazine and the TalkFloor podcast cultivates a thriving community of professionals who care passionately about flooring, from subfloor to surface.
In this podcast, the publication’s editors share insight from flooring retailers, architects, designers, contractors and suppliers to help the industry make informed decisions and help their businesses grow.
INSTALL Updated Carpet Installment Standards: Part One
In the first episode of an installment standards series, John McGrath, executive director, International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), walks us through the most recent changes to INSTALL’s carpet standards, why these changes are so important and what that means for the installer and the customer.
INSTALL Updated Resilient Installment Standards: Part Two
In the second episode of the installment standards series, John McGrath, executive director, International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), explains what has changed with the resilient category that has caused the need to make many changes to INSTALL’s standards that guide installers in a successful flooring installation.
INSTALL Apprenticeship Program Expansion
The International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL) is expanding its training and education programs. John McGrath, executive director, INSTALL, provides an update on the expansion, the organization’s recruitment efforts and how these programs benefit young people and military veterans as well as its plans for future training locations.
John T. McGrath and David Gross Talk Flooring Installation Education and the Future of INSTALL
John T. McGrath officially retired from his position as executive director, INSTALL, at the end of 2022 as David Gross took over at the helm. In this episode, McGrath talks about his career in the flooring industry and his plans for retirement, including spending time with his first grandson. Gross walks us through his extensive experience in the trades, specifically flooring and his plans for the future of INSTALL. Listen in as both McGrath and Gross take turns talking about the state of flooring installation education.