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About


Flornesics Inspector John Arie Wabeke’s science-related background is the foundation for an ability to identify failure mechanisms. His belief is that until the failure mechanism responsible for the existing problem has been identified, it is impossible to be comfortable with any proposed resolution of the problem.

​It is normal for a flooring problem to be caused by several related anomalies. One of them will usually be the underlying failure mechanism. The failure mechanism may be manufacturing, maintenance, specifier or installer related. Whatever the case, the resolution must originate where the problem started. If this is not the case, the problem often recurs.

Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Formerly Licensed Residential and Commercial Ceramic Tile and Carpet Contractor, Arizona Licenses (ROC #'s 154850, 101531, 101532, 101540, 190633)
  • Floor Covering Professional since 1989
  • Mohawk University Graduate
  • Academy of Textiles and Flooring Inspectors School Graduate
  • National Oak Flooring Installation School Graduate
  • ​Certified Flooring Installers Inspection School Graduate
  • IICRC Substrate & Subfloor, Carpet, Floor Care, Stone and wood / laminate Inspector Cerified
  • World Floor Covering Association CFE-Qualified
  • National Oak Flooring Inspection Certified
  • National Wood Flooring Association - Inspector Certified
  • Ceramic Tile Consultant - CTIOA, CTC
  • Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Inspector Certified



Professional Memberships:


  • World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)
  • Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS)
  • Certified Flooring Installers (CFI)



Annually Attended Events:


  • National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Convention, Attendee, 2000-2005
  • Arizona Construction Law Updates 1997-2014
  • L&N Inspectors Schools (Pickering, Universal, Pergo, Award, Formica, US7-Related), 1997-2012
  • Surfaces Expo, 1990-2014
  • Coverings, 1990-2005
  • Ceramic Tile Institute of America Schools 2003-2014



Facilities Visited & Toured:


Formica, Mannington, Queen, Tuftex, Beaulieu, Cabin Crafts, Coronet, Witex, Florida Tile, Daltile, Ceramica, Wilsonart, Kahrs, Pergo, High Life, Marble of Georgia, Vermont Slate Mines, Johnsonite, Roppe, Franklin, Roberts, Woods Scientific, Carpenter, Dupont, BASF, Orcon, Pickering, Universal, Insignia, Custom, Mapei Chicago.​

Publications:


  • Understanding Vapor Emission
  • Wood Floor Separations, Normal and Natural
  • Identitfy the Failure Mechanism
  • Inspection Report Writing
  • Vapor Emission & Low Absorption Tile

Achievements:


  • ​Academy of Textiles and Flooring - Senior Carpet Inspector, Graduate, Reg. #18393, 23 September 1995
  • ​Certified Carpet Colorist, Prism, Graduate, 12 February 1996
  • Ceramic Tile institute Tile Manufacturing School, Graduate, 3 May 1996
  • Armstrong Vinyl Inspectors School, Graduate, 10 May 1996
  • ​Bona Kemi (Denver) Wood Resurfacing School, Graduate, 17 September 1996
  • ​Mannington Vinyl Inspectors School, Graduate, 16 June 1997
  • Ceramic Tile Installation School, Graduate, 10 March 1998
  • Mannington Advanced Vinyl & Laminate Inspection Training, Graduate, 10 March 1998
  • Carpet Cushion Council Certification Program, Certified, 28 June 1999
  • Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services, Inc., Graduate, Inspector #635, 14 July 1999
  • Portland Cement Institute 90-hour Training Course, Graduate, 16 October 1999
  • Advanced Flooring Specialists Symposium, 30 April 2000
  • CFI - Installation for Inspectors, July 2000
  • AFS Course, Graduate, May 2000
  • FCITS Course, Commercial, Graduate, April 2001
  • ​IICRC Substrate & Sub floor Course, Graduate, 2 October 2001
  • World Floor Covering Association - Certified Flooring Executive Award, 27 September, 2002
  • AFS Woven Carpet Course, Graduate, May 2002
  • NOFMA / MFMA Hardwood, Graduate, 2 October 2001
  • World Floor Covering Association - Certified Flooring Executive Award, 27 September, 2002
  • AFS Woven Carpet Course, Graduate, May 2002
  • NOFMA / MFMA Hardwood, Graduate, 26 March, 2003
  • Stone Failures & Maintenance School, Graduate, 13 August, 2003
  • IICRC - Stone Inspector's Certificate awarded, 17 September, 2003
  • Slab Fabrication Seminar, 16 May 2003
  • CTIOA - Ceramic Tile Consultant, November 2003
  • CTEF - Inspectors Course, 2004
  • CTEF - Ceramic Tile Forensics, 2005
  • Shaw and Mohawk Wood and Laminate Course, 2005
  • NC State - Engineered wood 2007
  • NC State - Kiln Drying 2008
  • NC State - Wood Identification 2009
  • NC State - Wood flooring workshop 2010
  • NALFA - Inspector Certification April 2011
  • Natural Fiber Inspectors School March 2012
  • IICRC - Wood Laminate Inspectors Certification August 2012
  • Virginia State / The Guild Wood flooring work shop August 2014
Contact Arizona Flooring Florensics LLC(928) 821-0766
Please contact Florensics for an initial consultation or with any further questions you might have. Continue browsing our website to learn more about Mr. Wabeke and the services he provides. You can also view a gallery of different projects where he’s assisted.