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Harvey Maria to sponsor new LVT fitter competition

LVT supplier Harvey Maria is to sponsor the new LVT European Fitter of the Year 2019 award.

The initiative, hosted jointly by FloorSkills and Woontotaal Training Academy (Netherlands), looks to recognise the skills of LVT fitters across the UK and Europe.  It will culminate in a two-day grand final and open day on 11-12 July at the FloorSkills’ training centre, in Earlswood, West Midlands.

‘The fitting of vinyl tile flooring has always been a specialist skill – and this has become more apparent with the growth in designer patterns, like those offered throughout our own range.  We’re delighted to be part of this exciting new initiative, which celebrates our industry and the art of installation,’ says Mark Findlay, Harvey Maria founder,.

Following stage one qualification and semi-final heats, eight fitters will be selected to attend the final. They will be required to install a 6mm plywood subfloor and skim coat. LVT design flooring, including decors from Harvey Maria, will then be provided and finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills.

The final will coincide with the FloorSkills open day on 12 July - and visitors will be eligible to vote for the winner.