Whether it’s laminate, tile, stone, carpet, hardwood, resilient or something else, there’s all kinds of flooring materials that business owners choose to have at the workplace. The right flooring can really enhance the professional atmosphere of a business, but many owners don’t realize that flooring defects within the materials can drastically affect how the flooring holds up.
Problems in Flooring
Flooring materials have to meet certain industry standards for durability, friction, appearance and more. Unfortunately not every flooring material leaves the manufacturer in prime condition. When flooring defects get introduced into the material and it is not caught before shipping, it becomes a real problem in the weeks, months and even years that the flooring isn’t performing up to standards.
All kinds of flooring materials find their way into North Dakota workplaces. Business owners expect certain industry standards when it comes to the performance and durability of the flooring. However, if flooring defects are incorporated within the material at the time of manufacturing, it can mean a lot of problems for business owners down the road. A North Dakota flooring defects expert witness can provide clarity in situations like this.
Flooring Defect Problems
Flooring defects will definitely affect the appearance of a floor, but it can also create a hazard for foot traffic. Why? It’s because the defects actually compromise the condition of the flooring, and can change it by shrinking, warping, cracking, shifting, buckling, tearing and more. Such negative changes will not only make the workplace look run-down and poorly maintained, but it can cause a hazard for foot traffic. Employees or customers may even suffer an injury from a slip and fall. When business owners need to determine whether or not flooring contains defects, they call a North Dakota flooring defects expert witness.
Calling a North Dakota Flooring Defects Expert Witness
When it is time to find a North Dakota Flooring Defects Expert Witness, it’s a real challenge to locate an expert that has all the desirable qualification. The witness should have many years of experience in the flooring industry and know about all kinds of flooring materials. It’s helpful if they are experienced with walkway audits and flooring inspections as well.
Rob McNealy has more than 10 years of experience in the flooring industry and works as a flooring inspector and walkway auditor. He’s traveled the country as a slip and fall expert witness as well as a flooring defects expert witness. Anyone who needs a North Dakota flooring defects expert witness will do well by calling Rob McNealy.