Linda Lockwood
Linda Lockwood Certified Flooring Inspector

 

CONTACT

Linda Lockwood
Barnegat, NJ
609-660-1717

Email

TERRITORY

New Jersey
Eastern Pennsylvania


CERTIFICATIONS
Bamboo
Carpet
Carpet Tile
Cork
Engineered Wood
Laminate
Luxury Vinyl
Sheet Vinyl
Solid Wood
ADVANCED CREDENTIALS
Ceramic Tile
Expert Witness
Floor Coatings-Epoxy
Glass Tile
Solid Wood
Wagner Rapid RH
Bamboo
SERVICES
Inspections
Shearing
Steaming

CAREER HISTORY

Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate & Hard Surface Flooring Inspections:

Linda’s services are available to anyone in need of an independent flooring inspector including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, consumers, contractors/builders, architects, insurance companies, home builders, tenants, designers, flooring installers, carpet cleaners, engineers, property managers, and attorneys.

Serving New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania with Nationwide Service Available.

Litigation, Case Review, Report Review, Deposition, and Litigation Support:

Flooring Expert, Linda Lockwood provides attorneys with report reviews, Commercial, Residential, and Hospitality Site Inspections, Litigation, and Deposition Support. Services include product failure analysis and expert witness testimony for Slip & Fall and all flooring related lawsuits.

Career History
:: 1992 – Present Statewide Inspection Service, Certified Carpet and Flooring Inspector, Consultant, Expert Witness
:: 1991 -1992 Garden State Floor Covering Inspection Service Co-Owner
:: 2001 Board of Directors; CFI NJ Chapter
:: 1999 Founder NICFI.org
:: 1979-1995 Owner/President Retail Floor Covering Store
:: 1972-1978 Macy’s Floor Covering Supervisor and scheduling of floor covering installations

Certified by IICRC for Carpet and Hard surface flooring (hardwood, laminate, vinyl)
CFI University for Carpet and Hard Surface Flooring
NOFMA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector. Certified in 2008. Resigned 2010.
NWFA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector. Certified in 2006. Resigned 2013.

Certifications
Carpet
CFI University
IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Natural Fiber Installers/Inspectors Certification
Ceramic-Tile
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Credentials
CFI University
Hardwood
CFI University
IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Installation
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Association
Elastilon
Laminate / Specially
CFI University
IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
North American Laminate Flooring Association
Marble Stone
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, Division of TCA
CFI University
Resilient
CFI University
Woven and Wool
CFI University
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Natural Fiber Installers/Inspectors Certification
Additional Certifications
::1992-F.C.I.T.S. Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services; Senior Certified Carpet Inspector. www.fcits.org

:: 2000 CFI, Certified Floor Covering Installers Technical certification.
Installation for the Inspector. www.cfi-installers.org

:: 2001-Present I.C.R., International Certification Registry; Certified Inspector. www.inspectors-experts.com/

:: 2001 Carpet Color/Side match correction: IICRC: Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors. www.iicrc.org

:: 2001 Woven Training Study Program, Vermont Custom Rug Co.

:: 2004 Mohawk Master Craftsman Certification; The Mohawk Group,

:: 2005 Shaw Preferred Vendor Carpet Color Correction

:: 1999-2005 NICFI, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Annual Convention & Training

:: 1998 & 2006 NWFA, National Wood Flooring Association Sand and Finish

:: 2005 NWFA, National Wood Flooring Association: Certified Inspector #CP1740404. www.woodfloors.org/consumer/

:: 2006 NOFMA- National Oak Manufacturers Association. Inspector Training. www.nofma.org

:: 2008 NOFMA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector

:: 2010 Bamboo and Cork Flooring Inspector Certification

:: 2012 NFIC Natural fibers, Wool and Woven Carpet

:: 2012 IICRC- ISSI Introduction to Substrate Flooring

:: 2012 IICRC WFLI. Wood and Laminate Inspector

:: 2012 IICRC CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technician

:: 2013 IICRC RRT, Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician

:: 2013 IICRC SCI, Senior Carpet Inspector

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Ceramic Tile Inspector:

::2004 CTEF, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation: Certified Ceramic Tile Inspector.

::2004 Mohawk University Ceramic Tile Product Knowledge


2020:
CFI University Owner/Trainer/Student
2019:
CFI University Owner/Trainer/Student
2018:
CFI University Owner/Trainer/Student
2017:
CFI University Owner/Trainer/Student
:: Carpet, Wood, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl, Ceramic Tile
2016:
Trainer/Student.
:: Carpet, Wood, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl, Ceramic Tile
2015:
Trainer/Student.
:: Carpet, Wood, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl, Ceramic Tile
2012:
:: NFIC, Natural Fiber Installer Certification, Inc. Certified Natural Fiber Carpet Inspector IT026
:: IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, WFLI, Certified Wood and Laminate Flooring Inspector
:: IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technician
:: IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, RRT, Repair, and Reinstallation Technician
2011
:: IAWFP, International Association Wood Flooring Professionals. Wood Inspector Seminar.
:: NALFA, North American Laminate Flooring Association. Laminate Floor Inspector Training.
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

:: Certified Wood Laboratory at North Carolina State University, NCSU. Engineered Wood Manufacturing Seminar. Course specialty; Engineered Wood Flooring and Wood Floor Finishing.

:: Wood species identification, North Carolina State University, NCSU

2008

:: National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspector’s Convention

2008

:: NOFMA Inspector Training

2007

:: NOFMA Wood Flooring Inspector Training
:: FCITS Hard Surface Training- Certified Hard Surface Inspector FCITS # 269

2006

:: NOFMA Wood Flooring Inspector Training

:: NOFMA- NWFA- MWFA Study on Installation, Sanding and Finishing of Hardwood Flooring (NOFMA, National Oak Flooring Manufacturing Association, NWFA, National Wood Flooring Association, MWFA, Maple Wood Flooring Association,

2005

:: The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Advanced Inspection Class
:: Kahrs Wood Flooring- Inspector Training, Authorized Inspector
:: Congoleum installation seminar

2004

:: The Mohawk Group – Master Craftsman Certification for Installation

:: CTEF, The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Inspection Class

:: NICFI, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention – President
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Technical Certification
Mohawk University- Ceramic Tile Product Knowledge

2003

:: Toli Resilient Commercial Installation Training

:: NICFI, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention – President

:: NWFA, NWFACP (National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professional) Certified Wood Flooring Inspector 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, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention – President

2001

:: Toli Installation School

:: NICFI, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention – President

:: Woven Carpet Training Study Program
CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Technical Certification

2000

:: NICFI, National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention – President

:: International Certification Registry

:: National Laminate Flooring- Laminate Inspector

:: Formica Inspector Training- Laminate Flooring and Countertops

1999

:: Award Wood flooring inspector training
:: Formica laminate flooring and countertop inspection training
:: Pergo laminate floor inspector training
:: Pickering Hardwood flooring inspector training
:: Universal Hardwood flooring inspector training

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

Industry Training Seminars
:: 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

:: IICRC 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

:: NALFA, North American Laminate Flooring Association

Industry Association Memberships
:: WFCA, World Floor Covering Association. www.wfca.org/

:: NOFMA, National Oak Manufacturers Association. www.nwfa.org

:: IAWFP, International Association Wood Flooring Professionals. www.iawfp.org

:: IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification