Stone Inspector Course: Vegas in Oct.

LAS VEGAS – Stone Forensics, in cooperation with The Stone and Tile School, will offer a Stone Inspector training program here on Oct. 19-23.

The program, offered once a year, is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic-tile installations. The session includes a full day of inspections in Las Vegas, so students can observe failures of stone and tile installations in real time.

“The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise,” says Stone Forensics’ Fred Hueston, who’ll conduct the program.

Topics covered by the program include stone geology, identification of stone and tile type, fabrication/installation techniques, slip resistance, problem diagnosis, laboratory testing and stone/tile restoration.

Class size is limited to 10 students, with sessions based at Dal-Tile in Las Vegas. The cost of the class is $2,500 per person.