Flooring Experts Case Review & Litigation Support

Our flooring and litigation experience enables us to thoroughly educate both counsel and juries with all of the relevant facts.  Whether your case requires a full team or a single individual, we can provide you with the expertise your case requires.

 
 

 

 


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Linda Lockwood
PO Box 598
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Phone: 609-660-1717

 

  • Flooring Inspector   • Consultant   • Expert Witness

Career History:
2005 to Present Co-Owner and Co-Developer of FloorReports.com
2004 to Present Co-Owner and Co-Developer  of QuestInspect.com (National Inspection Service)
2001 to Present Board of Directors; CFI NJ Chapter
1999-2004 Founder and President of NICFI.org, the National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors
1992 to Present Statewide Inspection Service. Certified Carpet and Flooring Inspector, Consultant, Expert Witness
1991 to 1992 Garden State Floor Covering Inspection Service  Co-Owner
1979-1995 Owner/President Retail Floor Covering Store
1972-1978 Macy's Floor Covering Supervisor and scheduling of floor covering installations

Industry Certifications:
CFI Certified FloorCovering Installers Association, Installation Inspector – Advanced   
CTEF Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Accredited Installer  
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service - Senior Carpet Inspector
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service - Resilient Claims Inspectors
ICR International Certification Registry – Certified Senior Carpet Inspector  
IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration – Color Correction 
NWFA National Wood Flooring Association/National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association – Accredited
Installer. Installation (Nail Down, Direct Glue, Floating Floors, and Finishing), Sanding and Finishing
NWFA Certified Wood Flooring Professional (Inspector) License # CP1740404
NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association, NOFMA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector- October 2008
NLT National Laminate Flooring Training Center – Inspector 
   

 Industry Seminars:
2010

NICFI, National Institute of Certified Flooring Covering Inspectors. Annual Inspector's Training-Convention
North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension. Course specialty; Engineered and Laminate Flooring
FCITS, Flooring Inspector’s Expo. Bamboo and Cork Flooring Certification

NWFA Certified Professionals Inspector Symposium

2009 North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension. Course specialty; Wood Identification for Flooring Professionals.
  North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension. Course specialty; Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop and Wood Floor Finishing.
2008 NOFMA Hardwood Inspection Training
NICFI, National Institute of Certified Flooring Covering Inspectors. Annual Inspector's Training-Convention
2008 National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspector's Convention
2008 NOFMA Inspector Training
2007 NOFMA Inspector Training
FCITS Hard Surface Training- Certified Hard Surface Inspector FCITS # 269
2006 NOFMA Inspector Training
NOFMA- NWFA- MWFA Study on Installation, Sanding and Finishing of Hardwood Flooring
2005 The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation - Advanced Inspection Class
Kahrs Wood Flooring- Inspector Training, Authorized Inspector
2004 The Mohawk Group - Master Craftsman Certification for Installation
CTEF, The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation - Inspection Class
NICFI Convention - President
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Technical Certification
Mohawk University- Ceramic Tile Product Knowledge
2003 Toli Resilient Commercial Installation Training
NICFI Convention - President
NWFA Certified Inspector
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Technical Certification
Kahrs Wood Flooring- Inspector Training, Authorized Inspector
2002 IICRC Color Correction Class
Formica Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
US Stone Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
NICFI Convention - President
2001 Toli Installation School
NICFI Convention - President
Woven Carpet Training Study Program
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Technical Certification
2000 NICFI Convention - President
International Certification Registry
National Laminate Flooring- Laminate Inspector
Formica Inspector Training- Laminate Flooring and Countertops
1999 Award Hardwood
Formica
Pergo
Pickering Hardwood
Universal Hardwood
1998 NWFA, National Wood Flooring Association Hardwood Floor Finish, Repairs, Intercoat Abrasion and Recoating
Pergo Inspector Training
Mannington Advanced Vinyl and Laminate Inspection Training
Congoleum Installation Seminar
1997 Pergo Inspector Training
1996 Mannington Resilient Sheet Vinyl Authorized Claims Adjuster
1995 Pergo Inspector Training
1994 Pergo Certified Claims Inspector
Eastern Floor Covering Convention
1993 Eastern Floor Covering Convention
1992 Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services  # 269
1989 Mannington Sales and Installation