Certified Flooring Inspectors & Experts

David Barkstedt, NOFMA-NWFA Hardwood Floor Inspector, Certified Carpet Inspector & Expert Witness

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David Barkstedt is a Certified Hardwood, Hard Surface & Carpet Inspector who is trained to evaluate flooring and/or carpet problems including, but not limited to; installation, manufacturing concerns, carpet maintenance, insurance claims, expert witness testimony, deposition and litigation services.

Also, our company can evaluate upholstery and carpet cleaning complaints as Dave is a Certified Fabric Specialist. We can evaluate those claims regarding Professional Cleaning and/or problems related to installation.

The Certified Floor/Carpet Carpet Inspectors Role:
The Certified Inspectors role is to investigate and determine the cause (s) of the complaint using a series of tests and procedures. Upon completion, the Inspector prepares an unbiased report based on observations and test results. The Inspectors report is submitted to the commissioning party.

We help manufacturers, distributors, retailers, consumers, businesses, insurance companies, contractors, architects, and attorneys identify hardwood flooring and carpet problems and provide a solution. Elite Consultants Inc. serves as an independent unbiased third party.

Certifications and Training for Dave Barkstedt:
Certified Inspector, Consultant & Expert Witness

::AFS – Advanced Flooring Specialist
– AFS Woven Inspector
– AFS Color Blender
– Advanced Flooring Specialist Inspector

::ASCR Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration
– Certified Fabric Specialist CFS#1
– Certified Wool Specialist

– Certified Restoration Technician

::CFI Certified Flooring Installer
– Installation for the Inspector

::CRI Certified Registry
-Certified Registry Inspector

::FCITS Certification 1018
– Carpet Inspector
– Woven Carpet Inspector
– Hard Surface Inspector
– Commercial Carpet Inspector

::IICRC Certification 004209 certified in:
– Carpet Cleaning
– Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
– Journeyman Cleaning Technician
– Journeyman Restoration Technician(Water)
– Journeyman Restoration Technician(Fire)
– Water Damage Restoration
– Odor Control, Color Repair
– Carpet Repair and Re-Installation
– Fire and Smoke Restoration
– Master Cleaner
– Master Restorer
– Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector
– Substrate Subfloor Inspector
– Regional Supervisor

::LD Brinkman / Hollytex
– Tech Advance Techniques for Inspections / Corrections

::L&N Training
– Pergo Inspection School
– Award
– Formica
– Universal
– Alloc

::Mannington’s Advanced Vinyl & Laminate
– Inspection Training
– Authorized Claim Adjuster
– Wood and Laminate Flooring Installation Course

North American Laminate Floor Association
-Certified Laminate Inspector

::NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
– Certified Wood Floor Inspector’s Course
-Certified Wood Floor Inspector

– Certificate of Achievement Installation School

::NWFA National Wood Flooring Association
-Certified Wood Floor Inspector

North Carolina State University
::North Carolina State University-Wood Prod Extension -Certified Engineered Wood Manufacturing Seminar -Engineered Wood Flooring and Wood Floor Finishing

::North Carolina State University-Fundamentals of Concrete Floors

::North Carolina State University-Wood Science Technology & Field Investigation for the Inspector.

::North Carolina State University-Engineered & Laminate Floor Update for the Inspector

Hardwood Training

Carpet Installation School

Training-Self Adhesive Flooring Membrane

Industry Association Memberships

::NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association
::IICRC- Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
::AATCC- American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
::ACI- American Concrete Institute
::ASTM- American Society for Testing and Materials
::WFCA- World Floor Covering Association
::NICFI- National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors
::AFS- Advanced Flooring Specialist
::FCITS- Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services
::ICR- International Certified Registry
::NYRCI- New York Rug Cleaners Institute
::IAWFP-International Association of Wood Flooring Professionals

Current / Past Industry Positions

-IICRC S600 Consensus Committee Member Carpet Revision Industry STANDARD 2009-present

-IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Member Inspection Industry STANDARD 2009-present

-NYRCI Board Member 1999-2004
– Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration CUCI, President, 1999-2002
– ASCR- CUCI Committee 1994 – 2002
– Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute 1996-1999
– IICRC Regional Supervisor 1998 -present
– Cleanfax Magazine Representative 1999-2000

New York, NY 10001

Englewood, NJ 07631

Shelton CT 06484

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