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We are NICF approved

We are NICF approved

We are proud to be an NICF (National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers) Retailer Member of the Institute with Nick (boss and primary installer) also being an NICF Approved Contractor (number 1467).

The NICF and FITA (Flooring Industry Training Association) operate the UK’s premier training facility for carpet and floorlayers.

Both Nick and Emma have been on various courses at the training centre, Nick to improve his skills in installation of both carpets and hard flooring and both have attended courses in measuring and estimating.

You can rest assured that when you deal with us at NH Flooring, from start to finish we are fully trained to provide and accurate and quality service from our initial measuring and estimating service to the final full installation of your flooring, whatever option you may choose.

We will also always go the extra mile.

Can’t find just what you are looking for in our shop?  Then we will do our utmost to source it for you using our wide network of contacts that we have within the flooring supply industry.  We understand that the right style and colour is important to our customers as flooring is a key feature in a home and is likely to be there for a long time.  We are on hand to support you in your choice and welcome you back as many times as you require to peruse our Aladdin’s Cave of flooring samples.

Doors need trimming after the new carpet has been installed?  No need to call in additional tradesmen. We offer this service alongside installing skirting boards should they be required during a wood floor installation.

Below is an extract from the NICF’s website ( on their background.

The NICF, National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (formerly the National Institute of Carpet Fitters), was formed in 1979.

The aim of the NICF was to promote excellence within the field of carpet fitting, understanding and awareness of the British Standards Code of Practice for the installation of textile floor coverings, and to provide assurance of quality of workmanship to the public.

The NICF Council has always listened to the views of its membership and as a result in 1998 rebranded as the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers in order to recognise those members who were multi skilled and also attract additional members including vinyl fitters, wood and laminate fitters and vinyl tile fitters.

In 1998 the NICF in conjunction with the Contract Flooring Association formed the Flooring Industry Training Association, FITA, and set up a state of the art training facility, this is now well established within the industry and is the premier training facility in the UK.  Courses are run regularly throughout the year and are for newcomers to the trade as well as experienced fitters wishing to improve their skills.  For more information about FITA please visit

The NICF is a highly respected organisation within the flooring industry and is active in promoting the skilled floorlayer.  For many years hosted the UK Floorcovering Fitter of the Year competition and initially devised and managed the European Team Floorlaying Championships held each year in Germany.