Hardwood Floor Inspection

Are you in need of a hardwood floor inspection? Many things can cause a wood floor to fail, and many times it can be more than one reason. Hiring someone with field experience and formal training is the right thing to do. Inspecting a wood floor is science, and very much like CSI without the “WHO” playing in the background.

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    Certified Wood Floor Inspector

    Jason Elquest is a Certified National Wood Floor (NWFA) Inspector. Becoming an NWFA Inspector is not an easy task. It takes experience, training, and passing rigorous testing. He has been trained and tested by the best craftsman in the industry.

    Combining his formal training with his 20+ years in the hardwood floor field makes him an exceptional wood floor inspector. Should you find yourself in the unfortunate position to need a wood floor inspected, please make the right choice and hire Jason Elquest as your wood floor inspector to ensure the issue is correctly identified.

    Jason Elquest is a Certified National Wood Floor (NWFA) Certified Wood Floor Inspector.

    Why Should I Hire Blackhawk Floors?

    All NWFA Inspectors take and sign a code of conduct they must abide by Jason’s role, as an inspector, is to review concerns with a wood floor and determine if they are legitimate concerns under the wood floor industry guidelines. He will determine what the issues are and their cause in a scientific manner. It is possible to tell if a wood floor was installed with too high moisture content or if the wrong adhesive was used.

    Jason has a unique set of skills he brings to the inspection table. He has been and continues to be a craftsman in the field, working on wood floors daily. He understands all aspects of the wood floor industry from the installation and sand/finish side. This background further helps him to determine what direction his testing should go and if the results of his tests are accurate.

    The Inspection Process

    During an inspection, we will fully evaluate all of the issues that are presented by the commissioning party. During the wood floor inspection, I will try to obtain as much information about the floor as possible. It helps to have receipts and or timelines. Your wood floor inspection will come to you in the form of a report. It will be clear, concise, and stick to the facts.

    Definitions will be given of common industry terms to make the report easier to understand. Addendums are not uncommon, as new information emerges that was not available at the time of the original inspection. Some inspections can be done through non-invasive means, but not all. For some inspections, a portion or many portions of the floor system may need to be removed. Tests and observations can then be obtained that otherwise could never be known.

    A wood floor is inspected from a standing position. The wood floor inspection is done from a height of 5’ and at an angle 2’ out without the aid of backlighting. If you need very specific lighting or you have to get on your hands and knees to see the concern, then you may not have an issue. These statements are important as many times a wood floor is held to unrealistic expectations. Wood floors do not have piano finishes on them, and we do not walk and live on pianos. We must evaluate a floor on its own merits. The wood floor industry guidelines for installation, sand, and finish, and inspections are set forth by the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA).

    The hardwood floor inspection process.

    Need a hardwood flooring inspection? Call Blackhawk Floors today!