Become a True Hard Floor Care Professional!

From natural stone, ceramic, and manmade floors to Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), you’ll learn daily, periodic, and restorative procedures that will allow you to take on any floor care job with complete confidence!

These courses are highly recommended for any professional who provides hard floor care services in homes and commercial facilities, including building service contractors, janitorial companies, owners, technicians, and more!

Hard floor surfaces are steadily growing in popularity (natural stone, ceramic, and other manmade floors, VCT, LVT/LVP). And as the square footage increases in homes and businesses, the demand for trained technicians is also on the rise.

After just four days, you’ll be ready to say YES to every floorcare opportunity!

Sign up for just one class or join us for both and save $125 off your registration fees!

Professional Hard Floor Care

IICRC Stone, Masonry, & Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT) (Day 1 & 2)

The IICRC SMT (Stone, Masonry, & Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician) course is a two-day hands-on style learning experience. This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to perform both basic and advanced procedures for the cleaning and maintenance of natural stone, ceramics, and other man-made floors.

Students wishing to earn IICRC certification must register with the IICRC and purchase the exam before class.



Resilient Floor Care: VCT, LVT/LVP, Sheet Vinyl, Linoleum, Rubber, VAT, And More! (Day 3 & 4)

In this 2-day almost ALL HANDS-ON seminar, you will learn how to perform all routine, periodic and restorative cleaning procedures for LVT (luxury vinyl tile and plank) VCT (vinyl composition), sheet vinyl, and all other vinyl floors. Linoleum, rubber, epoxy, and wood floors are also discussed. Learn what floors require floor finish (wax) and which do not. Learn how to strip, scrub, scrub and recoat, buff, and burnish floors like a true professional!



Save on training for You or Your Team!

Register for our most popular floor care classes in one affordable package!

Sign up for both classes and save $125!

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Class Schedule


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends

Meet Your Instructor

Bob Merkt

Bob Merkt has been involved in the cleaning industry for more than 35 years. He is the owner of MEGA – The Merkt Educational Group and Associates. Bob is an IICRC-approved instructor, an invited speaker at industry events, author, and contributor to many industry publications. He is an IICRC Master Cleaner, and past chair of the IICRC Floor Care Technician (FCT) Committee. Currently, He is the vice chair of the Stone Masonry Technician (SMT) course and a member of the FCT committee.

Bob Merkt

What students say...

"I like Bob Merkt's way of teaching. He engages and provides easy following."

"I enjoyed the ability to compare procedures and ask technical questions to an industry veteran."

"I liked the instructor's knowledge and experience."

Class Location

IICRC Certification - Stone, Masonry, Tile Care Technician (SMT) Only

To earn certification, students must pass the certification exam, which is available for an additional fee paid directly to the IICRC.

Students must visit to register online and submit the exam fee prior to or on the first day of class.

Please keep a copy of your payment confirmation or have the means to log in at the end of the scheduled class to report to the instructor once exam registration is complete. You will need to provide proof of registration to complete the exam on the last day of training. Please contact the IICRC with any questions regarding this process.