Services

Consulting

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Hardwood flooring inspectors as consultants can help prevent problems. A proactive approach saves the parties involved from product dissatisfaction or failure.

Whether in design implementation, product specification or trouble shooting, we can provide expert advice for the entire project from start to finish.

Our consultative services include:

  • Pre-installation job site evaluation
  • Testing for moisture and jobsite readiness
  • Assisting with appropriate product selection
  • Assistance with writing specifications
  • Project monitoring to ensure industry and manufacturer guidelines are met during the course of the project

Hardwood Flooring Inspection

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Hardwood flooring is meant to provide years of service but circumstances such as installation errors, product failure, or poor site conditions may arise and cause the floor to fail.

A certified wood flooring inspector can determine why the hardwood flooring failed and who is responsible.

Kjell Nymark will provide an unbiased, third-party flooring inspection when the parties involved in a flooring complaint can’t resolve their dispute.

The inspector will gather the appropriate data, perform several field tests, and make certain that the conclusions drawn are supported by the data collected and testing performed.

A detailed analysis of the concerns are documented in a report containing the following information:

  • Statement of the problem(s)
  • Claim history
  • Physical description
  • Field testing as applicablePicture 8
  • Reference to industry standards and guidelines
  • Conclusion based on the data and field tests
  • Identification of the cause

The inspection and report are confidential and not disclosed with anyone other than the commissioning party.

Based on the results outlined in the report, the parties may then find it easier to resolve the dispute. If the parties are unable to agree on a remedy based on the report, it may serve as the basis on which to achieve a mandated settlement in court.

Educational Programs

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Our educational programs range from half day seminars offering up-to-date information on a variety of topics to two-day workshops where attendees have an opportunity to practice new skills.

Kjell Nymark, an instructor for the BC Hardwood Apprenticeship Program and The Carpenters International Training Centre in Las Vegas, has served as Subject Material Expert and has been responsible for curriculum development in these programs.  Kjell is also a Regional Instructor for the National Wood Flooring Association.

Our programs will benefit:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors
  • Manufacturers
  • Builders and contractors
  • Hardwood installers, sanders and finishers
  • Restoration project managers
  • Designers and architects

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Educational topics may include:

  • Wood Flooring Basics
  • Subfloor Preparation
  • Intermediate installation, sanding and finishing
  • Advanced installation, sanding and finishing
  • Problems, Causes and Cures
  • Indentifying and Resolving Moisture Issues
  • Specifying Wood Floors

We can develop an educational program tailored to your organization. Each program can be designed around your specific needs.

Expert Witness

An expert witness is a specialist in a subject, often technical, who may present his/her opinion in court. A flooring expert witness will provide factual information and analysis which may be beneficial to a case.

The expert role will vary from case to case and may include:

  • Consultant to the lawyer
  • Assistance in case development
  • Site inspection
  • Testify at deposition or trial