FCITS, Flooring Inspectors

FCITS Advanced Resilient Flooring 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:
Meeting room of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites on College Drive, and at Shaw's Resilient Plant
Dalton, GA 30721
Courtyard Marriott Dalton
785 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-7215
FCITS Nightly Rate: $109.00
La Quinta Inn & Suites
715 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-9099 / (800)-SLEEPLQ (toll-free)
FCITS Nightly Rate: $75.00 - includes FULL HOT breakfast buffet

Wednesday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Advanced Course for Resilient Flooring Inspection Covers:

DAY 1: Visit a world class state-of-the-art LVP / WPC / SPC plant in Ringgold, GA.
This will not be the typical two-hour tour and then leave as we will be there the entire day! You will:

  • witness flooring being produced and how it is checked for quality.
  • visit the lab inside the plant and have an opportunity to talk with technicians who test materials.
  • learn about testing procedures that can be done in the field versus in the lab along with tests that provide no value.
  • have an opportunity to have a frank discussion with quality control and plant personnel and get your questions answered.
  • have plenty of one-on-one time during breaks.

Instruction will include the manufacturing of sheet, vinyl composition tile and other speciality products and their tolerances.

DAY 2: Hear from a variety of speakers concerning the installation of resilient floors—from LVP / WPC / SPC to vinyl sheet and vct both residential and commercial.

You will:

  • hear from leading installation and technical services/support specialists on what to look for out on jobs.
  • watch as an expert installation trainer demonstrates the correct way to flash cove and heat weld and the wrong way as it relates to commercial flooring.
  • see how improper installation and jobsite conditions can cause gaps, buckling, bubbles, ledging, peaking and more, and how to identify the cause as well as responsible party.
  • hear from an adhesive manufacturer (Taylor) how adhesives are produced, what goes wrong and who’s at fault.
  • learn about patching and leveling compounds, subfloors and substrates. And there is cleaning and maintenance too.

Honestly there is so much to learn on Day 2—be prepared for a long day.

DAY 3: Another exciting day! We will look at mockups of failed installations and learning the correct methods of diagnosis, making a determination and writing a report.

  • After all it is your report that the commissioning party will judge you by and we will have experts in report writing on hand to help elevate your skills to the next level which may in turn create a greater demand for your services over others in your market.

This class is limited in size to 25 attendees to ensure everyone gets a chance to see and do as well as receive individualized attention.