Do you know what happen in the photograph above? ​

A Guild Trained Evaluator could have prevented this complaint and ensured a successful installation. 

Our Spring Seminar has come together these last two weeks into a fantastic program.

Day 1.

Don Styka – Tarkett’s Director of Field Services  
Topics: Vinyl
Different types of vinyl flooring, and the different wear-layers with their “Unique Characteristics”. There will be samples for you to see, touch and examine
ASTM classification of vinyl and ANSI Standards
Product construction and specification
Common and uncommon problems
Vinyl is the largest selling product currently, and more information was requested so we got one of the best in the industry to teach. This class will encompass the entire range of our current vinyl products, not just a specific brand. We were asked to arrange it, we did

 Gerald Sloan – Mapei Technical Representative
ASTM Classification of tile, specification and installation techniques
Mr. Sloan class will focus on the different types of expansion and control joints and “what do we do with them?” 

Too often, the different types of concrete joints are not addressed properly and problems arise. 


Ilene Cohn from Delmhorst with Roy Reichow.
Meters proper use, what they tell us and what they don’t tell us, 
New trends in meters, and the use of meters in Pre-site Evaluations before installation begins.  

Day 2

We start the day with Will Stoner and Andrew Fronczek from Inspector’s Training Services outlining procedures for Pre-site Evaluations

Break (five minutes)

Henri Carr and William Simmons, ICFII, more about site issues and Engineered Wood Flooring

Break (ten minutes)

Howard Brickman (International Wood Flooring Association) and Andrew Rynhart from Tramex Meters. 
Case Studies and the use of meters in commercial and residential installation. 


Shaw Industries: Report writing, what they need in their reports and then, the technical representatives from Shaw will discuss the various products and how the sites should be examined prior to installation. 

Day 3

IICRC has a special class for the attendees from 8:30 to Lunch, then from 1:15 to 3:00 PM
They are still developing their programs but, in our industry, too often correct maintenance leads to claims. It is not simply, Mop the floors, anymore. 
The IICRC is doing special classes for claims analysts on March 31, the day before the seminar starts, for claims analyst.

All of the manufacturers are urged to take advantage of this special class. No charge. 

If you are a manufacturer, you may want to contact either Lee Senter ( ) or Lee Tucker( ) for more information.

Where: Dalton Convention Center, Dalton Ga.
When: April 1-3, 2020
Tuition: $250.00

The Guild's Spring Seminar

Commercial Pre-site Evaluations and Inspections

What will you learn? Who will be there? 

Claims Analyst, Specifiers, Construction Personnel, Claims Supervisors and Managers. 


Do you want to be more than an inspector, installer or contractor?

Do you want to increase your income?

If yes, this class is for you. 

Pre-site Evaluations is a specialized field in the flooring trade. 

Not everyone can do it. 

Can you? 

This class will give you the basics and the ability to expand your service business beyond the ordinary.

No one class can teach you a lifetime of experience but we can teach you the basics to improve yourself.  

Are you up to it? There is only one way to find out, see you in Dalton on April 1, 2020. 

Location: Dalton Convention Center

When: April 1 - 3, 2020

Tuition: $250.00 Payment in advance.

Use this form to register