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June 26, 2014NWFA Training CenterSt. Louis, MO

The National Wood Flooring Association's Inspecting Sand & Finish inspector workshop is June 26, 2014, in Chesterfield, MO. This one-day workshop is open to all wood flooring professionals.

The Inspecting Sand & Finish workshop is worth one NWFA Certified Professionals Continuing Certification Unit (CCU). Below is an outline detailing what the workshop includes.

The price is $299 for NWFA members or $399 for non-members.


Workshop Description: The Inspecting Sand & Finish workshop covers common problems and causes of sand and finish issues, proper inspection procedures, and maintenance. Attendees also will dissect common sand and finish inspection scenarios, and discuss lab testing.   

This workshop's instructors are: Jon Namba (Namba Services, Inc.), Todd Schutte (Bona US), Patrick Mervyn (Rubio Monocoat), Micah Petersen (Basic Coatings), and Brett Miller (NWFA).

Meet your Inspecting Sand & Finish workshop instructors:

Jon Namba is owner of Namba Services, Inc., in Salt Lake City, UT. He serves on NWFA Certified Professionals committees including Education, Hearing, Inspector Manual, Report Review, Symposium, and Marketing. Jon is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector. He serves on the NWFA’s Membership Services Committee and has earned NWFA Craftsman, Master Craftsman, Vanguard, and Ambassador degrees. Jon is an NWFA and NWFACP technical training instructor for installation, sand & finish, and inspection. He is Editorial Director of Floor Covering Installer magazine.

Todd Schutte is the Director of Training and Technical Services for Bona US based out of Aurora, CO. Todd’s 20-plus years in the wood flooring industry working with and training contractors, distributors and other customers from around the world has resulted in an extensive library of real-life scenarios, dos and don’ts, best practices, solutions and some continuing mysteries. He has served on various NWFA committees including NWFACP Inspector, Education, Inspector Symposium, and Tech Manuals committees, and has earned NWFA Craftsman, Master Craftsman, Vanguard and Ambassador degrees.
Micah Petersen is Senior Product Manager for Basic Coatings in Toledo, OH. His primary responsibilities include all new product development and project management of emerging technologies. Prior to his product management position Micah spent 15 years of his career as a Research and Development Chemist in coatings laboratories, resulting in many commercially available coatings products for wood, vinyl composition tile, and concrete substrates.
Brett Miller is the Director of Certification & Education at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) in St. Louis, Missouri. Brett oversees the development, coordination, implementation and presentation of the NWFA’s technical training programs, workshops, and on-line training, as well as the NWFACP’s certification program. Brett is a wood floor inspector, has worked as a wood flooring project manager for a high-end retail business, and was a regional manager for a large finish manufacturer. He has been a wood floor contractor since 1991, a wood floor business owner since 1999, and an NWFA instructor since 2007. 

Inspecting Sand & Finish workshop outline:

                         I. Introductions/Objectives of Course

                        II. Floor Failure Investigation                                 

                             A. Commissioning party’s objective  

                               · Know specifically what is being requested
                                 prior to accepting an assignment

                               · Properly contracting with the client

                             B. Pre-inspection fact gathering

                               · Chain of custody

                               · Order of events leading to reported concern

                               · Order of events leading to inspection

                               · Pre- and post-installation test results performed
                                 by installer or any other parties prior to inspection

                               · Relevant product submittals for the project

                             C. The Inspection

                               · Description of the concern

                               · Relevant observations

                               · Statements of the involved parties

                               · Results of relevant field tests performed

                        III. Test Methods for Failed Finish       

                               · Analysis on the floor

                               · Acquiring Batch Codes

                               · Cross-hatch adhesion test (ASTM 3359)

                               · Laboratory Analysis (independent labs/manufacturers)

                       IV. Cross-Hatch Test Practice (field & lab) on Panels

                        V. Top Industry Issues Related to Sand and Finish Dissected

                                      · Sanding imperfections

                                · Finish imperfections

                                · Filler imperfections

                                · Environmental issues

                                · Factory-finished issues

                      VI. Panels: Investigating Common Issues   

                     VII. Supporting Conclusions with Sand/Finish Inspections

                                          IX. Round Table Discussion & Test

Learn more and register for the four other NWFA inspector workshops occurring June 23-27, 2014, at the NWFA Training Center.

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National Wood Flooring Association
111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO 63005