Curriculum Vitae

 

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:


NWFA
National Wood Flooring Association Wood Flooring Inspector; Wood Flooring Installer


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


IICRC
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Subfloor, Substrate Inspections. Carpet Cleaning Technician Carpet Repair &  Reinstallation  Senior Carpet Inspectorn CFI International Certified Floorcovering Installers   R1-11  C1-11, Laminate ITS
Inspector Training Services for Floor Coverings

Independent Hardwood Flooring Inspector


AFS
Commercial Carpet Inspector


ICRI
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

2009  

NCSU, North Carolina State University Engineered Wood Flooring  Workshop        

NICFI, National Institute of Certified Flooring Covering Inspectors, Annual  Inspector's Training Convention



Memberships:


WFCA - World Floor Covering Association        


CFI - Certified Flooring Installers        NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association        

NICFI - National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors
Education
Associates in Business
Administration, Delaware County Community College, Delaware County, PA