Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services Inc. (FCITS) will hold its next Hard Surface Inspector School Jan. 23-27 in Dalton, Ga.

The Hard Surface Inspector School will include a tour of Shaw’s laminate plant and a review of their new installation procedures and defects training facility. Cost for the course is $1, 350 CCIA, $1, 395 non-members.

Hard Surface Topics:
  • The different ways laminate floors are made and installed. 
  • Wood Floor: what to look for on a wood inspection and the proper procedures on engineered and solid linoleum, vinyl, rubber, rotogravure vinyl, inlaid vinyl 
  • Ceramics, stones, in all phases of manufacturing, installation. 
  • Claim handling, report writing, marketing. 
  • Tools needed to do the job right. 
  • Sub floor/substrate preparation, concrete, wood or plywood, approved and non-approved along with levelers and patch, etc. 


This course covers a lot for five days. It is a start to the world of hard surface inspections. The course awards 2 IICRC-CEC credits.

The course will be held at the Country Inn and Suites, 903 West Bridge Road, Dalton, GA 30720; (706) 278-9700.

To register, call (800) 462-2151.