About Flooring Inspectors:
Flooring Inspectors are commissioned when a problem can’t be resolved between an end-user, installer, retailer, manufacturer or other involved parties. Inspectors are available to anyone in need of a flooring inspection in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, United Kingdom and Australia.
A Flooring Inspector has the knowledge, skill, experience, training, and education to determine the cause of a carpet or flooring failure. Inspectors listed on Flooring-Inspectors.com posses credentials for one or more of the following products: Carpet, Laminate, Hardwood, Vinyl and Tile Flooring.
Most Flooring Inspectors also offer Expert Witness Testimony, Litigation Support, Consulting Services before, during and after installation, and Wood and Concrete Moisture Testing.
Career inspectors are typically qualified to inspect all flooring materials, and most are 100% committed to flooring inspections. Because Career inspectors understand how a conflict of interest can cost their client in arbitration or court, their only business is flooring inspections- they are not flooring installers, retailers or salespeople.
Most flooring inspectors begin their career by studying one product at a time, usually carpet. Over time their education evolves into the forensics of Resilient Sheet Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile and Planks, Laminate, Hardwood, and Ceramic Tile. The most demanding field of study and the most comprehensive inspections are performed on Hardwood flooring and Ceramic Tile. Hardwood Flooring Inspections require extensive knowledge of Wood Science, while Ceramic Tile Inspections require a full understanding of installation procedures and ANSI Standards.
Questions to ask when looking for a Flooring Inspector.
Flooring inspections is an unregulated industry- so make sure you get a qualified inspector. Your flooring inspector should not be a local competing retailer or installer, and they should not bid on repair or replacement work, as this is a conflict of interest. When selecting your inspector, ask for references and check them out.
• Do they have a conflict of interest?
• Can they provide you with their Curriculum Vitae?
• Do they provide litigation support and expert witness testimony for those whose situation requires a specialist recognized by the court as having expert knowledge about evidence in a legal case?
• How long have they been performing inspections?
• What qualifications do they have specific to your product?
• Will they provide a written report with supporting evidence?
• Will they stand behind their report?