FCITS, Flooring Inspectors

FCITS Commercial Flooring Inspector Certification Class

If you would like to register, or for more information on any of the FCITS classes, please call (800) 462-2151 or email beth@fcits.org
Classes are held at the FCITS office:
2515 Cleveland Hwy., Suite 5
Dalton, GA 30721
La Quinta Inn & Suites
715 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-9099 / (800)-SLEEPLQ (toll-free)
Rate: $75.00 - includes FULL HOT breakfast buffet

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prerequisite: FCITS Carpet Inspector Class & Hard Surface Inspector Class

Advanced Course for Commercial Flooring Inspection covers:

  • Commercial Flooring Specification: Architect & Designer issues.
  • Substrate Preparation: How moisture affects overall.
  • Substrate Moisture Testing: Understanding the importance of proper jobsite environmental conditions before testing can take place.
  • Substrate Moisture Testing: Understanding pre-installation moisture testing results.
  • Substrate Moisture Mitigation Systems: Overview of sealants, adhesives, and coatings used to mitigate high slab moisture conditions.
  • Carpet Adhesives: Discussion of commercial carpet adhesive types and related issues.
  • Carpet Fibers: Understanding the different commercial carpet fiber systems used in today’s commercial carpets and their features and benefits.
  • Carpet Specifications: How to read and assess commercial carpet manufacturer’s written specifications.
  • Broadloom Backings: Learn how commercial carpet backing materials require specialty adhesives and installation systems.
  • Broadloom Cushion: Attached cushion vs. double-stick vs no cushion at all.
  • Broadloom Installation: Review of CRI-104 Standards for the Installation of Commercial Carpet.
  • Top Ten Broadloom Issues: Learn the most common issues associated with commercial broadloom inspections.
  • Carpet Tile Backing Systems: Learn how different carpet tile backing materials require specialty adhesives and installation systems.
  • Carpet Tile Installation Systems: Detailed discussion of dots, tabs, loose lay, and glue down.
  • Top Ten Carpet Tile Issues: Learn the most common issues associated with commercial carpet tile inspections.
  • Commercial Tufted/Printed Pattern Carpet: Proper installation methods and tools required for problem free, pattern carpet - including sequencing rolls vs. pattern spacing.
  • Commercial Carpet Maintenance Programs: Learn how to create a maintenance program around the end-user’s specific needs base on their facility lay-out and usage.
  • Opportunities for Commercial Carpet Correction Services: Discussion of the top five (5) commercial carpet correction opportunities.
  • Commercial Sheet Vinyl, Linoleum, and Rubber.
  • Vinyl, Linoleum, and Rubber Installation.
  • Vinyl, Linoleum, and Rubber Adhesives: Discussion of specialty adhesives.
  • Seam Welding: Demonstration of proper seam welding techniques.
  • Commercial LVT/P: Floating vs. Glue down vs. Loose Lay installation.
  • Commercial Vinyl Specifications: How to read and assess commercial vinyl manufacturer’s written specifications.
  • Vinyl and LVT/P Wear Layers: Learn the difference between PVC, urethane, coatings, and sacrificial wear layers.
  • Top Ten Vinyl, Linoleum, and Rubber Issues: Learn how to identify and report the top 10 issues.
  • Vinyl Maintenance Programs: Learn how to create a maintenance plan for end-users.
  • Commercial Hardwood: Learn the similarities and differences between commercial hardwood installations compared to residential jobs.
  • Commercial Hardwood Specifications: What products work best, depending on the installation.
  • Commercial Hardwood Maintenance Programs: Learn how to design a maintenance program for end-users with commercial hardwood flooring.
  • Five-Day Course: Taught in Dalton, Georgia—The Flooring Capitol of the World!