Inspector and Troubleshooting Training

Stone and Tile Inspector Training – Every year at StonExpo

Stone and tile inspection services are in big demand due to an increase in the use of both tile and stone. Unlike carpet inspections, that can be as low as $75 per inspection, the average stone and tile inspection is in excess of $1000. Learn how to enter this lucrative and respective field.

The Stone and Tile Inspection Course

The Stone and Tile Inspection Course for The Stone Forensics Certification covers all aspects of stone inspection including:

  • The geology of stone and marble
  • Identification of stone and marble
  • Quarrying techniques that affect the final product
  • Production:  The production of tiles and slabs
  • Fabrication and installation requirements
  • Physical and chemical testing
  • Diagnosis of problems
  • Stone restoration including refinishing and polishing
  • Filling and tile replacement
  • Grinding and polishing
  • Stain removal
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lippage
  • Bleeding
  • Staining and stain repair
  • Water rings
  • Field repairs
  • …and other tricky stone situations

Everything you need to become a Certified Stone Inspector

Marble and stone inspection certification covers all aspects of stone flooring and other applications for marble, limestone, granite, terrazzo, slate, onyx and quartzite. This includes stone restoration, fabrication, polishing, burnishing and repairing, as well as how to evaluate installations, understand crack propagation, and troubleshoot failures and problem solving. Problems such as efflorescence, sub-fluorescence and lippage are covered. The use and choice of grout, mastic, epoxy, slip membranes, crack suppressors and support and underlayment systems are also included.

Learn more and register

This class or course is approved for certification; certification is necessary to becoming a third party inspector or expert witness. Class size is limited — first come, first serve. The cost is $2500. For additional questions, call Fred Hueston at 321-514-6845.

Can’t attend the live course? We also offer this seminar as a correspondence program. Email fhueston@gmail.com for details and a free sample of the class.