Stone Forensics has announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training in February, 2022 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.

Training will be held February 7-10, 2022.  For those who wish to become certified inspectors, this course will also offer certification.

 The stone and tile troubleshooting program is a full 4 days with the certification test on the last day. Class size is limited. The cost of the class is $2,500 per person.

The following topics and more will be covered in the comprehensive class:

  • The Geology of Stone
  • Understanding the Structure of Different Kinds of Stone and Materials
  • Identification of Stone and Tile 
  • Quarry Techniques and How They Affect the Final Product
  • Production of Tile and Slabs
  • Fabrication and Installation Requirements
  • Physical and Chemical Testing
  • Stone and Tile Forensic Investigation
  • Diagnosis of Problems
  • Stone and Tile Restoration
  • Repair and Replacement
  • Stain Removal
  • Troubleshooting
  • Report Writing
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Slip Resistance
  • Laboratory Testing

As usual with Dr. Fred’s hands-on training seminars, one day will be spent in the field examining failures.

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