Anthony Palandro has been in the floor covering industry since 1972. He works as an installer, inspector, consultant and expert witness.

Since 1998, Anthony has been working as an installation instructor for flooring distributors, manufacturers, and major industry associations. He is the installation instructor for NALFA, North American Laminate Floor Association, Pergo, and Kahrs International.

He has consulted on installation issues for several major flooring manufacturers, including Pergo, Kahrs, Expanko Cork, and Capri Cork. Anthony knows the importance of continuing education and, therefore, regularly attends industry events and seminars

- Pergo Endorsed Installer
- Pergo Master Installer
- Kahrs Concept InstallerArmstrong
- Residential Sheet Vinyl
- Commercial Sheet Vinyl
- Laminate
- Wood
- Philadelphia Install Journeyman Upgrading
- Mirage Maestro installer

Industry Certifications:


National Wood Flooring Association Wood Flooring Inspector; Wood Flooring Installer


Flooring Consultants & Inspection training Services, Inc.
Carpet inspector
Hard Surface Inspector (completion date: August 2008)


Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration
Subfloor, Substrate Inspections.
Carpet Cleaning Technician
Carpet Repair & Reinstallation
Senior Carpet Inspector


International Certified Floorcovering Installers   R1-11
C1-11, Laminate


Inspector Training Services for Floor Coverings
Independent Hardwood Flooring Inspector


Commercial Carpet Inspector


International Concrete Repair Institute

Slab Moisture Testing Technician Certification – Grade I

This certification program will consist of 3 hours of training, a written exam,
and a field performance exam. By passing both the written and performance exams,
a Slab Moisture Testing Technician - Grade I will be certified by ICRI as an individual
who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the
results of four basic field moisture tests on hardened concrete.

Both the written exam and the field tests will be based on the following
four (4) ASTM Standards, including all Annexes and Appendices:

- F 710 Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring; Section 5.3 pH Testing
- F 1869 Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride
- F 2170 Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes
- F 2420 Determining Relative Humidity on the Surface of Concrete Floor Slabs Using  Relative Humidity Probe Measurement and Insulated Hood

Special Training:

NWFA - Factory Finish Wood Flooring Installation
NWFA - Advanced Wood Flooring Installation
BonaKemi - Sand and Finish School
ITS - Advanced Hardwood Course
Pergo - Inspector Training; Endorsed Installer Master Installer
L & N - Hardwood Flooring Inspector Training
Ardex - System One
Festo - Solutions seminar
NWFA - Inspectors symposium 2008

NCSU, North Carolina State University Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop
NICFI, National Institute of Certified Flooring Covering Inspectors, Annual Inspector's Training Convention


WFCA - World Floor Covering Association
CFI - Certified Flooring Installers
NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association
NICFI - National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors


Associates in Business Administration, Delaware County Community College, Delaware County, PA