If you would like to register, or for more information on any of the FCITS classes, please call (800) 462-2151 or email firstname.lastname@example.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)
FCITS Nightly Rate: $75.00 - includes FULL HOT breakfast buffet
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisite: Minimum of 5 years experience in the flooring industry.
Class Fee: $1,395
Introductory Course for Residential & Main Street Hard Surface Inspection Covers:
Most Common Issues: See actual samples of over 100 known hardwood, sheet vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile / Plank, and ceramic tile issues.
Manufacturing: All phases of design, construction, milling finishing.
Manufacturing Related Issues: Learn how to identify the most common manufacturing issues.
Flooring Systems: Advanced discussion on features & benefits of each category. Plus, discussion of solid vs engineered hardwood, sheet vs. plank vinyl and how does bamboo fit in the equation.
Installation Methods: Complete review of all of the different installation methods of each category.
Installation Related Issues: Learn how to detect and determine if the product is installed properly.
Acclimation: Discussion of need for proper acclimation and why it differs between manufacturers and product categories.
Industry Standards: Where to find, how to understand, and how to apply all relative industry standards to each inspection of hard surface flooring.
Jobsite Requirements: Full discussion on correct jobsite conditions and how to know if conditions were right before the floor was installed.
Moisture Testing: Learn what type of moisture testing must be performed before the first piece of a hard surface floor can be installed. Know what the numbers mean.
Substrate Preparation: Learn how concrete, wood or plywood, are to be properly prepared prior to installation and what issues can occur when they are not.
Performance Issues: Learn how to determine if the product is suited for where it's installed at.
Hard Surface Maintenance: Discussion covers the proper methods of all product categories.
Mill Tour: Gain an understanding of how some hard surface products are made and where manufacturing issues can occur.
Inspection Tools: Know exactly what meters and tools you’ll need and how to use them.
Repairs: Learn what conditions are repairable and which require full replacement of the flooring.
Report Writing: Learn how to write a solid report clearly defining the issue and assign responsibility. Report Template: Use provided form that neatly presents your information and findings.
Marketing: Learn how to get your inspection business up and running.
Customers: Find out exactly who needs your service. Actual manufacturing contacts are provided.
Five-Day Course: Taught in Dalton, Georgia—The Flooring Capitol of the World!