Laminate claims can arise as a result of unexpected performance issues that become evident during, or any time after installation. Some of the more common laminate claims involve gaps, cupping, buckling, swelling edges, chips, delamination, cloudy finish, maintenance issues, proud edges, sheen variation, cupping, noise, scratches, improper installation, manufacturing defects and many more. Certified Floor Covering Inspectors go through specialized training giving them advanced knowledge related to manufacturing, properties of laminate flooring, proper maintenance, installation, subfloor prep, as well as understanding problems, causes, and cures of laminate claims.