Stone Forensics has announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training in January 2018 in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installations failures. 

According to Fred Hueston who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise. This seminar is perfect for restoration and installation contractors as well as architects, building engineers and maintenance staff who have to deal with stone and tile installation and restoration. 
The program is being offered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same time as Stone Expo. Training will be held January 29-February 1, 2018. For those who wish to be certified inspectors this course will also offer certification.

The stone and tile troubleshooting program is a full four days with the certification test on the last day. The program is only offered once per year, and the class size is limited. The cost of the class is $1,995 per person.

The following topics will be covered in the comprehensive class:

  • The geology of stone

  • Understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and materials

  • Identifying stone and tile types

  • Quarry techniques that affect the final product

  • Production of tile and slabs

  • Fabrication and installation requirements

  • Physical and chemical testing

  • Stone and tile forensic investigation

  • Diagnosing problems

  • Stone and tile restoration

  • Repair and replacement

  • Stain removal

  • Troubleshooting

  • Report writing

  • Expert witness testimony

  • Slip resistance

  • Laboratory testing

One day will be spent in the field examining failures.

Here’s what former students say about this upcoming seminar on Stone Troubleshooting and inspection:

“I highly recommend this course. If you want the credibility that sets you head and shoulders above other stone restorers, this course is a must. Taught by Dr. Fred Hueston, whose reputation is justified as ‘The’ Leading Expert in Stone Forensics, Restoration, Fabrication etc. Tell him you’re a Cheetah fan and he’ll take extra good care of you.”
— Dana Kothrade

For further information and to register go to or contact Dr. Fred at 321-514-6845.