Wood Floor Mystery #1: The Spreading Black Spots

Well, it’s been awhile since I could jump in here, talk shop and share old floor stories with our WFB readership, our “brothers-in-arms.” In this past year, unfortunately, I have had the... Read More

Sponsored Blog: How to Use the Color Wheel to Get the Color You Want

One of most common questions I get about stain is, simply, how to get the color you want. If you are trying to mix stains to get a specific color, the color wheel is the best place to start. In case... Read More

Sponsored Blog: Years of Experience Don’t Equate to Years of Knowledge

In my job as a contractor specialist at DuraSeal, I inevitably get a lot of calls from contractors with questions or complaints while they are on a job. Many of these calls start the same way, Read More

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A Six-Year Index of Green Blog Posts

So here we are, coming up toward the end of another year, so I think it’s time to wrap up the six years of blogging with one final big index! This will be my last regular post here, but I’ve told... Read More

A Compliance Culture

My first blog was August in 2010. That’s six years of posts and well, I think it’s time to take a bit of a break. I’ll come back now and then because I do like the team at the newly christened... Read More

Gate Wood Concerns

What is “gate wood?” Generally gate wood refers to logs brought to a sawmill that were not pre-ordered, purchased as standing timber or ordered under contract by the mill. Usually offered by... Read More

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How Many Times Have You Seen This Vent Shortcut?

Many times during the wood flooring installation process you need to fit the flooring around a forced air heat vent, and of course it’s easier to keep the line straight with the edge of the... Read More

Inspection Protection: How to NOT Get Thrown Under the Bus

On one of my latest inspections, it was already agreed by all parties that the floor was going to be replaced. The distributor wanted the independent inspection to happen on the day of the flooring... Read More

Engineered Wood Flooring Out in the African Bush

The story starts out with my son, Brent Reichow, giving my wife and I a trip to South Africa and a safari expedition in the Okavango Delta of northern Botswana. I was so excited to see all the... Read More

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