CANADIAN FLOORING CONSULTANTS

Certified Flooring Inspections and Consultants


Wayne Laforet wayne@flooringsolutions.ca (403) 238-2461

www.flooringsolutions.ca


Certified Flooring Inspections and Consultants

Wayne has been in the flooring business since 1978. He owned and operated a Retail flooring store in Calgary. In 1996 he launched Pergo Laminate across Canada. He helped write and formulate the training and inspection criteria needed for this new product category.


In 1983 he became a certified flooring mechanic through N.A.I.T. in Edmonton, AB.

He became a FCITS Certified Carpet Inspector in 1993 and a FCITS Certified Hard Surface Inspector in 2004.

Wayne achieved his Advanced Master Inspector Certification with FCITS in 2017. Currently Wayne is the only person in Canada with this designation.

He recognized that the National Wood Flooring Association -NWFA- hardwood inspector program was the best in the industry, so he became a NWFA certified inspector and and a NWFA Certified installer .

He became a certified concrete moisture tester with IFTI and continually takes upgrading courses to maintain his credentials.

Wayne is a Master Certified Inspector for the NFCA-National Flooring Covering Association and is one of their featured speakers at their flooring educational seminars regarding moisture and its effects on all flooring categories.


Wayne is recognized as a expert in his field and is regulary contacted to be an expert witness for the court system and as a consultant for flooring and concrete projects that are not ordinary.

Over the past 6 years, Wayne has launched a permanent concrete protection product across the country called Spraylock Concrete Protection.



Wayne currently inspects flooring for several of the major flooring manufacturers throughout the world. Some of these include

  • Mohawk Industies
  • Shaw Industries
  • Beaulieu Canada
  • Mannington Mills
  • Kraus Flooring
  • Uniboard Canada
  • Several Others….


CERTIFICATIONS


  • NWFA-National Wood Flooring Association www.nwfa.org
    • Hardwood Inspector Certification #CP224708. Re-certified 2017
    • Hardwood Certified Installation /Certification #482214
    • Hardwood Sand & Finish Module


  • Advanced Hardwood Inspection Certification Brinkman Consulting


  • F.C.I.T.S. Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services www.fcits.com since 1993.

Certification # 929 -Hard Surface & Carpet. Advanced Master Inspector certification 2018


  • ITS Inspector Training Services Commercial Carpet Certification 2016


  • IFCI-#109. Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors. Hard Surface & Carpet www.ifcii.org



  • NAIT –Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Certified Flooring Mechanic 1983


  • NALFA 2015 N.A. Laminate Flooring Ass.

http://nalfa.com/inspectors-installers/search-inspectors/


  • Certificate Hand Carved Rugs Sacramento Rugs, Columbia, SC



  • BS Tech. St. Clair College 1975 Bio-Science Technologist