As an IICRC Carpet Inspector, I am familiar with many of the manufacturer’s warranty provisions in regards to what does and what does not constitute a defect in a carpet. In addition, as a CFI Certified Installer, I have a clear understanding of the standards of installation in both Residential and Commercial applications. CRI-104 & CRI-105
In some instances, normal characteristics of carpet may be mistaken for manufacturing defects. Examples of conditions that are not manufacturing defects and occur routinely in many carpet installations are listed below.
There are usually two repetitive factors involved throughout the decision to purchase and install a hardwood floor. Solid or Engineered, Glue-Down or Nail-Down, Pre-Finished or Sand & Finish, Oil-Based seal/coat or Water-Based seal/coat, Seal-The Concrete – or not seal, have professionally installed or DIY. As a Certified FCITS, Hardwood inspector, I have inspected thousands of hardwood failures and am still taking advanced hardwood classes to more thoroughly understand the possibilities of why/how a failure occurs.