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Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate & Hard Surface Flooring Inspections:

Linda Lockwood, Statewide Floor Covering Inspection Service offers neutral, third-party flooring inspections when parties involved in a flooring complaint can’t resolve their dispute, or determine the cause of their claim and wish to obtain an expert. Linda’s area of expertise involves flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Sheet Vinyl, Ceramic, Solid Vinyl Tile, Epoxy and Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT).

Being unaffiliated with any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or contractor enables us to provide truly unbiased inspections regarding the quality and installation of your flooring.

Our services are available to anyone in need of an independent flooring inspector including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, consumers, contractors/builders, architects, insurance companies, home builders, tenants, designers, flooring installers, carpet cleaners, engineers, property managers and attorneys.

Our area of coverage is New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania with Nationwide Service Available.


looring Expert, Linda Lockwood provides attorneys with report reviews, Commercial, Residential and Hospitality Site Inspections, Litigation and Deposition Support.

Litigation, Case Review, Report Review, Deposition and Litigation Support:

Flooring Expert, Linda Lockwood provides attorneys with report reviews, Commercial, Residential and Hospitality Site Inspections, Litigation and Deposition Support. Services include product failure analysis and expert witness testimony for Slip & Fall and all flooring related lawsuits.



Insurance Claims:

When involved in insurance or legal claims, as an expert witness, consultant, or when rendering a third-party opinion we pose no conflict of interest because we do not sell or install floor covering, or provide restoration services.

Our expertise is strictly related to inspections and forensic investigations of flooring. We regularly consult with attorneys on slip and fall cases, investigate fraudulent flooring claims or determine if a flooring product is salvageable. Our inspections and reports are confidential and not disclosed to anyone other than the commissioning party. Unlike others, we are totally independent of any flooring business.

Linda Lockwood, an industry expert with over 37 years experience in the flooring industry does not employ others to do inspections. Following an inspection, you are provided with a comprehensive, detailed, easy to follow reports including test results, digital photos, and illustrations.

Our area of expertise involves Hardwood, Carpet, Tile, Laminate, Vinyl and Specialty Flooring relative to:

  • Allegations of defective materials or faulty workmanship before or after restoration or replacement
  • Cause of loss
  • Claim Consulting
  • Construction defects
  • Deposition and litigation support
  • Suspect fraud
  • Personal and Commercial Property
  • Slip and Fall
  • Water backups and overflows
  • Latent defects related to water damage

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