Advanced Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Inspector Certification course July 26-29, 2018 1856 Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Norcross, GA 30093 Class Fee: $995.00 Exams: $300.00 IFCI is the only Flooring Inspection school that teaches inspectors how to inspect. Our step-by-step procedures take the guesswork out of inspecting. This class will give you the necessary information to perform with confidence those tricky Ceramic Tile and Hardwood inspections. We will cover why gaps come and go and how to determine if the gaps are related to manufacturing, installation, or locally caused. We cover the causes of splinters and delamination in engineered wood. Wood and Bamboo inspection processes and shrinkage/expansion formulas are simplified enough that everyone leaves this class understanding how to inspect these products for shrinkage, buckling, and cupping. This is the only ceramic tile certification class for inspectors of its kind. This class will cover the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles. How they are made and why they're different. How to interpret manufacturing standards and how to do field measurements on tiles. How to inspect natural stone and what to look for when inspecting. We will cover, membranes, cracking, calculate warpage, and lippage. We will also demonstrate the coefficient of friction testing, how and why it is used and much more... A Mill rep in attendance for Tile Training said: IFCI course overall was a great experience and very in depth training in tile products, standards and how to inspect tile and stone. This course is very much needed for tile flooring inspections.