Selva "Lee" Tucker

Founder of the Floor Educational Guild  864 238 5507

Experience and Education 

BA Degree, University of South Carolina, Philosophy and Government

​Security Certification, Policy Academy, SCDC, Columbia, SC 1981

  • 1974 – 1988 Installer Wood, Ceramic Tile, Carpet, VCT, Woven Carpet, Stone
  • 1988 – 1990 Installer and Floor Inspector


  • 1990 – 1092 Installer and Carpet Cleaner
  • 1990 – Bane Cleen, Certified Carpet Cleaner
  • 1990 – DuPont Master Clean Certification

  • 1992 – Certified Carpet Inspector, FCITS (Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services)
  • 1992 – Spot dying and Side Match Correction, FCITS

  • 1993 – Armstrong Residential Installer Training, Certified
  • 1993 – Armstrong Commercial Installer Training, Certified
  • 1993 – Vinyl, VCT and Specialty Flooring Inspection Certification, FCITS

  • 1994 – Commercial Carpet and Concrete Moisture Testing Certification, FCITS
  • 1994 – Residential and Commercial Vinyl & VCT, FCITS
  • 1994 – Flooring Inspector Workshop Update Convention, FCITS
  • 1994 - Mannington Vinyl & VCT Inspector's Training and Certification

  • 1995 – Flooring Inspector Workshop Update Convention FCITS

  • 1996 – Floor Inspector Workshop Update Convention FCITS

  • 1997 - Floor Inspector Workshop Update Convention FCITS
  • 1997 - L & N Laminate and Engineered Class, Certified


  • 1999 – Advance Floor Pro Convention, Advance Flooring Specialist
  • 1999 – Woven Certification, FCITS
  • 1999 – Advance Inspectors Update, FCITS
  • 1999 – Mannington Update, Atlanta, GA.

  • 2000 - Floor Inspector Workshop Update Convention FCITS
  • 2000 - NICFI Convention Update
  • 2000 - L & N Class

  • 2001 – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association and National Wood Flooring  Association Installation School, Certified (NOFMA & NWFA)
  • 2001 – Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Installation, Certified
  • 2001 – Advance Flooring Specialist (Pro) Convention
  • 2001 – FCITS Convention Update
  • 2001 – National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors, Member (NICFI)
  • 2001 – Mannington Inspector’s Update

  • 2002 – NICFI Convention
  • 2002 - Mohawk University Installation School, Mohawk Certification
  • 2002 – AFS Woven Class, Certified

  • 2003 – NOFMA Inspection School
  • 2003 – NICFI Convention
  • 2003 - Inspectors Training Services

          First Class - Hardwood Floor Inspections (first class taught in the United States for Hardwood Floors)

​          Second Class - Hard Surface School, 

          Third Class - Carpet Inspectors School


  • 2003 - L & N Class


  • 2004 – NOFMA Class
  • 2004 – CTEF Inspector’s School, Certified
  • 2004 – NICFI Convention

  • 2005 – CTEF Advance Inspector’s School, Certified
  • 2005 – NOFMA Inspector’s Class
  • 2005 – NWFA Inspector’s Class, certified
  • 2005 – NICFI Convention

  • 2006 – NOFMA Inspectors School

  • 2007 – NOFMA Inspectors School
  • 2007 – NICFI Convention

  • 2008 – NOFMA Inspectors School
  • 2008 – FCITS Convention Update
  • 2008 – NICFI Convention
  • 2008 – AFS, Greensboro, NC

  • 2009 – I started the Floor Educational Guild, 1st class at North Carolina State University Engineered Wood Workshop

      All wood & Ceramic classes from 2009 to Present were developed, arranged and sponsored by me. Floor Educational Guild


  •  2009 – Wood ID, NCSU Floor Educational Guild

  • 2010 – Wood Class – NCSU
  • 2010 - Concrete for the Flooring Inspector, NCSU
  • 2010 – Wood Class, NCSU
  • 2010 – Installer Class, CTEF, update
  • 2010 - Mohawk Update Class

  • 2011 – Wood Class, NCSU
  • 2011 - North American Laminate Flooring Association, Certified Laminate Inspector
  • 2011 – NICFI Convention

  • 2012 – Wood Class, NCSU
  • 2012  - Wood Class, Industry leaders and NCSU, Charleston, SC
  • 2012 - Concrete for the Flooring Inspector, CHARLESTON, SC

  • 2013 – Wood Class by Guild at the NWFA Headquarters, ST. Louis, MO.
  • 2013 – Concrete On Grade, (Roberto Nunez), NCSU, Charleston
  • 2013 – Wood ID, Forest Products Laboratory, Charleston, SC
  • 2013 – Wood Class, Va. Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  • 2013 - Ceramic Tile Class, Floor Educational Guild

  • 2014 – Wood Class, Va. Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  • 2014 – Wood Class by Va. Tech., New Orleans, La.
  • 2014 - Ceramic Tile Class, Floor Educational Guild

  • 2015 – Wood Class, Va.Tech, Blacksburg, Va
  • 2015 – Wood Class, Forest Products Laboratory
  • 2015 – Vinyl Seminar, Dalton, Ga, Floor Educational Guild

  • 2016 – Carpet Seminar, Dalton, Ga, Floor Educational Guild
  • 2016 – Wood Class, Va. Tech
  • ​2016 - Mohawk Class Updates
  • 2017 - Guild Seminar
  • 2017 - Va. Tech - Wood Science for the flooring inspector
  • 2018 - Spring Seminar - Buiilding Science, Shaw, Tarkett and Mohawk installation school
  • 2018 - October, speciality class taught by Dr. Denig and Dr. Velarde, wood science for the wood floor professional
  • 2019 - April, Engineered wood science class at the Guild's Spring Seminar, Wood Maintenance, Vinyl and vinyl Installation 
  • 2019 - August, Va. Tech Kiln drying for the wood flooring professional and engineered wood characteristics and veneer drying. 
  • February 2020, WOod Grading and Engineered Wood SCience, at the Bona Training Facility in NJ.
  • August, 2020, Three day webinar developed by Selva Lee Tucker, The Guild's Summer Webinar, attended by over 200 students, topics ranged from Restoration Inspections, Restoration techniques, Subfloor preparations, The law and the flooring Professional, Shaw Industries update on new products and report writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Services

  EXPERT IN ALL INTERIOR FLOORING SURFACES   

  CARPET

  RESILIENT

  HARDWOOD

  LAMINATES

  CERAMIC TILE & STONE

  SPECIALTY SURFACES & RESINOUS COATINGS

  SPORTS & COURT FLOORING

  POLISHED & STAINED CONCRETE

  CONCRETE MOISTURE TESTING