I just agreed to write a letter for a client who claims he purchased a defective floor covering product from an outfit in Canada.
I won’t bore you with the details, but the seller sent a man who is an “FCITS Certified Floor Covering Inspector” to view the product, and he blamed it on poor installation rather than the product. The trouble is a lot of the product is still sitting in boxes and has not been installed, but those products are defective too, so it is not just a question of poor installation.
Have ever heard of FCITS? Here is a link: **http://www.inspectors-expertscom/](http://www.nachi.org/forum/)
Second, do you know anyone locally who might be qualified to take a look at my client’s floor and the boxes of product and write me a one page letter giving an opinion that the product is defective?
Mark S. Cohen, P.C.
Cohen Horner, LLP
P.O. Box 617
110 Snyder Street, 2nd Floor
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone (303) 258-0561
Fax (303) 258-7893
1942 Broadway, Ste. 314
Boulder, CO 80302
I will be in Colorado for the Commercial course and while I am there I will be able to inspect their product, and methods of installation.
Have this client contact me, and I will see what I can do for them.
As a former committee member for ASTM I am one of the people who wrote the standards on laminate flooring.
I attended the 1st Pergo school for Inspectors and demonstrated my methods for inspecting laminate floors. The instructors were so impressed that they brought out the “Guys in Ties” and had me demonstrate my methods, and explain the equipment that I used.
Based on my demonstration at Pergo, I set a national standard for their training program.