Flooring Answers will presents “Introduction to Substrate/Subfloor Inspection (ISSI)” a certification developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The two-day class will be held at Toronto Carpet inspector in Concord, Ontario on Nov. 20-21.

Although the course is part of the IICRC Hard Surface certification process, the information contained in the class is invaluable for anyone in the floor covering, building design or construction industry such as installers, architects, project managers and even salespeople. The ISSI class and the manual cover a wide range of topics on substrates and subfloors including components of concrete and wood floor systems, causes of failure and imperfections concrete moisture and its effect of floor coverings, testing methods, industry standards , adhesives, underlayment and substrate preparation. It includes two days of instruction followed by a 160 question written test. It is also the prerequisite for all IICRC hard surface inspector certifications, including Resilient Floor Inspector (RFI), Wood/Laminate Floor Inspector (WLFI), Marble/Stone Inspector (MSI) and Ceramic Tile Inspector (CTI).

The instructor for the class is founder of Flooring Answers Christopher Capobianco, an IICRC-approved instructor. A fourth generation floor coverer, Capobianco is recognized as an authority on resilient floor covering issues and the relationship of concrete floors to floor covering installations. He is a longtime member of ASTM Committee F.06 on Resilient Flooring and has been a part of the development of several ASTM standards on concrete floor preparation and moisture testing. Capobianco is an experienced resilient floor inspector, columnist for four different trade magazines and a longtime industry activist and educator.

The class will be hosted by Lee Senter at Toronto Carpet Inspector, 160 Cidermill Ave unit 8, Concorde, Ontario, www.torontocarpetinspector.com.