23 years of experience

Get the facts

about your flooring problem

If you have a problem with your hardwood floor or other flooring types and are unsure of what caused it, Flooring Detective can help. We’re an independent, third-party inspector who can determine if a problem exists, and if it does, what is behind it.

We offer 100% reliable and fully certified hardwood flooring investigation services to both home & business owners. As a certified member of NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association), we have the expertise to help you find the resolution you’re looking for.


Jeff Meltzer, NWFA CWFI, CR
NWFA Forensic Inspections,  Inc.


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Flooring Investigation

Want to get to the bottom of your hardwood flooring issue?

At Flooring Detective, we can help you know exactly what’s wrong with your floors, and how to fix them. We perform a detailed, on-site inspection based on your specific issue. We then prepare a comprehensive report based on NWFA guidelines.
We frequently overturn other inspections that are not fact-based or do not follow these guidelines. And our founder, Jeffrey Meltzer, is a seasoned forensic expert witness on hardwood flooring issues. If you need a report that stands up in court, we can help.
If you want to know the real issues with your flooring, tap on the button below to speak with an expert:


Flooring Detective and owner Jeff Meltzer are fully licensed, insured in keeping with the standards of the NWFA, State of California and Federal Government.

Expert Witness Testimony

Are you looking for a professional to serve as a witness with your hardwood floor case?

If you’re dealing with a flooring settlement case, hire an expert. Our founder, Jeffrey Meltzer, has over a decade of experience inspecting hardwood floors. As a fully certified NWFA member, he’s logged many hours on the stand as an expert witness testimony. He knows how to write fact-based inspection reports, how to dispute other inspection reports, and has a proven track record for success.

If you want to hire Jeffrey as your expert witness, get in touch directly using the button below:


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Dispute Resolution

In need of a mediator for your hardwood flooring dispute?

Sometimes, a neutral party is the best way to settle a dispute. The Los Angeles County Bar has deemed Jeffrey Meltzer as a certified mediator. With substantive knowledge on wood flooring issues, he serves as a mediator for hardwood flooring disputes. If you want your issue handled by an unbiased and fact-based expert, we can help.
If you’re looking for a mediator for your dispute, download our intake form and send it via email. You’ll hear from us ASAP.


During the specification and inspection stages, bring in Flooring Detective.

Quality Resolution

Want to prevent expensive problems and make sure your floors are safe to use?

It’s better to avoid issues or claims upfront — before they turn into expensive issues later on. Our quality assurance services provide you with an expert inspection. During the specification and inspection stages, bring in Flooring Detective. We’ll help diagnose any issues and help you avoid mistakes — before they ever happen. Click on one of the buttons below to get in touch with our team:



You can upgrade from one package to the other one as needed.


Why clients trust

Flooring Detective,

Jeffrey Meltzer

When local governments like the City of West Hollywood, City of Santa Ana, and the City of Santa Monica need to resolve their flooring issues, they call Flooring Detective.

We’ve been performing flooring inspections for over 20 years — helping hundreds of homeowners, builders, manufacturers, and attorneys.

Our founder, Jeffrey Meltzer, has been working in the industry since 1994 — and as an NWFA certified professional, provides flooring inspections, dispute resolutions, and expert witness services.

If you’re having issues or problems with your hardwood flooring, we can help.


About NWFA

The NWFA is authorized to provide continuing education to architects and interior designers licensee’s requiring CEU’s to maintain their certificate. Jeffrey Meltzer is certified as an NWFA presenter to deliver seminars to those in our industry needing CEU credits or for those just wanting to learn more about the wood flooring industry.

With economics always on top of the mind, it may be time to consider “on the job” training by an NWFA national inspector.

NWFA inspectors can train your crews at your facility. Using your procedures, updating your staff on the knowledge of NWFA rules and best practices, moisture testing and mitigation, proper trowel usage, sanding and finishing techniques — all or any subject can be reviewed with your staff improving their skills and minimizing claims.