Our credentials


Our owner, Chris Zizza, has worked in the Wood Floor Inspection industry for over 35 years. You can trust that you are in good hands when working with the C & R Flooring team.


Aldo Vajentic Flooring, 1985 - 1988

Worked as a member of a sanding and finish crew for the first 18 months, than became fully trained in all aspects of installation. Promoted to crew chief, after two years, performed estimates and ran sanding and finish crew, as well as handled repair work.

C & R Flooring Company 1986 - 1988

Started C & R Flooring, in the spring of 1986, at the age of 19. C & R was a moon lighting company for the first two years, providing mostly sand and finish to existing homes in the Greater Boston area.

C & R Flooring Inc 1988 - Present

Owned and operated C & R Flooring, Inc for 14 years servicing mainly Builders and re-modelers and home owners for the first five years. In 1993 began servicing commercial sites such as Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Wilson Leather, and American Eagle to name a few. In 1994 took the Commercial division National with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ft Lauderdale, Florida. C & R Flooring became a leader in the commercial and the residential markets and soon became the company of choice by manufacturers like Bruce, Armstrong, Hartco, Robbins, Tarkett, and Mirage, for much of their trouble shooting needs across New England and the east coast.
  • Attended Dometex (The world flooring show in Hamburg, Germany) 1998
  • Attended Surfaces (The national US market Flooring show) 1995 - Present
  • Attended NWFA convention (National Wood Flooring Association) annually
  • Longevity award recipient from Builder Association of Greater Boston 2011

WFI Wood Floor Inspectors Of New England 2004 - Present

  • 2004 "Inspector Trainer Services School"
  • 2004 (NWFA) National Wood Flooring Association. Certification Test
  • 2006 Bona Inspector Training School
  • 2007 AIA Certification to teach CEU courses to Architects on Wood Flooring
  • 2008 NWFA Inspector Training (Moisture & Concrete)
  • 2011 Lead removal Certification: Massachusetts
  • 2011 Bona Distribution Annual Meetings Guest speaker Denver, CO
  • 2011 NWFA Sub-floor Certification & Installation certification Las Vegas, NV
  • 2012 NWFA Annual Convention Guest Speaker Dallas, TX
  • 2013-Present NWFA Board Director
  • 2014 NWFA Board Treasurer
  • 2015-2016 NWFA Board Vice Chairman
  • 2017-2018 NWFA Chairman of The Board
  • 2020 Joined the NWFA Podcast Real Answers as co Host (the podcast focus on industry education)
  • 2022 - Present NWFA Chairman Certified Professionals Board

About National Wood Flooring Association

The only way to know the true condition of your wood floor is from a certified inspector. Chris Zizza has over 35 years of experience in the wood flooring industry. He holds certifications from the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), Bona Inspection School, and Inspector Training Services. Chris is a recognized hardwood flooring inspector and is fully qualified to give you the expert advice and understanding you need.