Nationwide Commercial Inspections
Trouble Shooting Flooring and Wall Installation Failures
Throughout the United States
FloorTex Fibers & Fabrics Inspections is an unbiased Independent Commercial and Residential Flooring Inspection Company that’s based out of Lansing, Michigan, and Bloomington, Illinois that conducts inspections throughout the entire state of Michigan and Illinois. In addition, we cover St Louis, Missouri, Indiana, Southern Wisconsin, and North Western Ohio surrounding areas.
LeVante Carrington D/B/A as FloorTex Fibers & Fabrics Inspections has performed inspections on the West Coast of Los Angeles, California to the upper Midwestern states.
LeVante Carrington is a certified Master Inspector with 32+ years of experience and hands-on training in the hard & soft surface flooring and textile industry. He is qualified, competent, objective and unbiased, and completely independent when conducting his inspections. LeVante Carrington is a well-trained flooring inspector in the areas relating to manufacturing, installation, specification, performance, restoration, maintenance, and certified product testing.
He is thorough, impartial, and uniquely qualified to render a decision on a floor covering installation failure. When there is a disagreement of opinion, and individuals begin finger-pointing, an unbiased third party ( Inspector ) is usually needed to determine the root cause of a flooring-related issue or failure.
He is often asked to go into the field to give a second opinion on commercial and residential complex flooring issues and problematic claims. We provide commercial inspection services throughout the United States for large flooring claims.
LeVante Carrington has represented Consumers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Claims Analysts, Dealers, Installers, Attorneys, Builders, Construction Companies, Hospitality, Retail, Architects, Multi-Unit Builders, Main Street Commercial, Remodelers, Property Management Companies, Real Estate, Insurance Companies, and other types of commercial businesses.
Also, LeVante Carrington is a forensic inspector or investigator that can serve as an expert witness for lawsuits, and/or litigation depositions relating to flooring installation failures in the following areas:
- Luxury Vinyl Flooring
- Sheet Vinyl
- Carpet Tiles
- Cork Flooring
- Tufted Carpet
- Woven Carpets
- Rubber Flooring
- Adhesive Issues
- Bamboo Flooring
- Laminate Flooring
- Moisture Problems
- Natural Stones & Terrazzo
- Ceramic, Glass, or Porcelain Tiles
- Concrete & Wood Substrate Issues
- Solid & Engineered Wood Flooring
- Fine Upholstery Fabrics & Area Rugs
- Natural Fibers – Sisal, Coir, Jute, Linen, and Cotton
- Problems From Improper Cleaning and Maintenance
- Improper Product Specification and Performance Issues
- Marble & Granite Flooring and Wall Installations
- Roll Crush Removal
- Feather Color Blending Corrections
- Carpet Tiles and Broad Loom Shearing
- Spot Dyeing – Nylon, Polyester, and Wool Fibers
- Upholstery and Textile Fabric Cleaning Claims
LeVante Carrington has earned certification credentials from FCITS, IICRC, CFIU, AFS, FITS, NALFA, PRISM, Edge Flooring, and the Carpet Cushion Council. His ongoing training and education are never-ending because he prefers to stay up to date with constant training as new manufacturing products are introduced, their unique problems as well as applicable revisions to installation guidelines, and industry standards.
LeVante Carrington is not a “ Rookie” or “ Novice “ inspector who just started in the inspection business with minimum training, or no hands experience.
All onsite physical inspections are done independently by Master Inspector LeVante Carrington. He does not subcontract his inspection assignments to other third-party inspection agencies
When selecting an inspector, make sure his/her credentials are up to date and you are free to use any inspector with proper training, experience, and verifiable certification. If a company only accepts reports from one specific certification body, that’s a potential “red flag”.
In my opinion, this is an unethical business practice because there is more than one certification organization that certifies and trains inspectors. For instance, High School Diplomas and College Degrees programs are offered and accepted from many different schools, and countries throughout the world.
LeVante Carrington has passed criminal, sex offender, drug use/activity, and felony background checks. He is a nonsmoker and does not consume alcoholic beverages.
In his spare time, he enjoys restoring and renovating old historic houses. He performs most of the renovations, and deconstruction himself. He is constantly working with anything that has to do with concrete footings, structural framing, electrical, heating, plumbing, and roofing.
CCC – Carpet Cushion Council
AFS – Advanced Flooring Specialists
FITS – Flooring Inspections Training Services
Von Schrader – Prism Certified Carpet Colorist
CFIU – Certified Flooring Inspectors University
NALFA – North American Laminate Flooring Association
FCITS – Flooring Consultants Inspection Training Services
IICRC – Institute Of Inspection Certification Restoration and Certification
FD – Floor Detective
WFCA – World Floor Covering Association
CCIA – Certified Claims Inspector Association
NICFI – National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors
In addition, FloorTex Fibers & Fabrics Inspections perform upholstery and fabric textiles inspections for Residential and Commercial insurance companies to evaluate total losses claims assessments.
Primary Telephone: 3097507697
Alternate Telephone: 3097507697
View my Resume C.V. Certifications PDF File
F.C.I.T.S. – Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services Certifications:
Hard Surface Inspector
Concrete Moisture Testing Specialist
Advanced Hardwood Specialist
Advanced LVT /LVP and Rigid Core Specialist
Advanced Ceramic Tile, Stone, and Glass Specialist
I.I.C.R.C – Institute Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certifications:
- Senior Carpet Inspector # 13133 (08/1997)
- Intro To Substrate / Sub Floor Inspections
- Master Textile Cleaner
- Master Restoration Cleaner
- Floor Care
- Color Repair
- Odor Control
- Carpet Cleaning
- Leather Cleaning
- Water Damage Restoration
- Journeyman Textile Cleaner
- Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
- Carpet Repair & Re-Installation
- Journeyman Water Restoration
- Commercial Carpet Maintenance
- Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
- Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restoration
- Stone, Masonry & Ceramic Tile Cleaning
NALFA Certified Laminate Inspector
CFI University Carpet & Hard Surface Inspector
- Carpet Inspector
- Hard Surface Inspector
- Wood Flooring Inspector
- Polished and Stained Concrete Inspector
CFI Installation For The Inspector
AAA Dye & Chemical Side Match Correction
A proud member of FCITS, CCIA, IICRC, CFI University, NALFA, FITS, AFS , CCC, NICFI, WFCA, VON SCHRADER PRISM CARPET COLORIST.