Flooring and Carpeting/Expert Profile

Carol Blaha


Flooring questions: Specification, Warranties, Inspections, Product Knowledge, Enviromental Issues

Experience in the area

I have been in the field 25 years, first as a specifier, then retailer and currently manufacturer representative on contract with 8 manufacturers, independent inspector and conduct moisture testing. Founding board member of the CO Chapter, US Green Building Council


WFCA (World Floor Covering Association), NTCA (National Tile Council America) SCRT (Society of Cleaning & Restoration Technician), ASTM F60, (Environment) and F06 (Resilient Floor)


Colorado Real Estate Journal, Smart Buildings


MBA, CTC (Certified Tile Consultant), RRT (Carpet Repair & Reinstallation), CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician, ISSI (Substrate Inspection) and completed coursework for Independent Ceramic Tile Inspector, Hardwood/Laminate Inspector and Senior Carpet Inspector. Scheduled to complete Independent Resilient Inspector in April.

Awards and Honors

Multiple Awards for Salesperson of Year and President's Club

Past/Present Clients

Clients include Fortune Co's to mom and pop

What do you like about this subject?

The more I learn, the more I know I need to learn.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To maintain my status as certified inspector, I must attain CEU's every year.

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Recent Answers from Carol Blaha

2015-07-09 Rehab and Flooding:

If your contractor isn't skilled in disaster restoration, I'd bring one in, for at least an opinion.  They have special training to make sure the concerns you have are addressed.  My experience is contractors

2015-03-05 Carpet/Tile installation:

Each manufacturer has a range of both temp and humidity levels for installation.  Per the Carpet & Rug Institute Carpet Installation standard:    Ambient Temperature and Humidity The installation is

2014-11-09 Very OLD Tile Floring:

Sorry for the delay, I've been doctoring.      The black tar type adhesive is most likely containing asbestos.  Don't freak.  Its OK and typical  However, you should not sand it.  I would go to a store

2014-04-19 outdoor flooring:

without a doubt the best floor for this application is a product called Londeck by Lonseal.  It will waterproof, so no water will go down the space below.  http://www.lonseal.com/show_product.cfm?product=LONDECK&submit

2014-03-24 aesbesto:

I am not a lawyer, but I can tell you a lot of buildings-- commercial buildings, deal with asbestos tile in this manner.  This is an article I found about landlord obligation.  I know you aren't a landlord


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