Specifics of My Sanding Process, Part 1

Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo. We just went through a five-part series on how to convert a living room from carpet to installing select red oak... Read More

From Carpet to Diagonal Hardwood Flooring, Part 5

Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring to wrap up the installation of flush-mount vents and the double-picture-frame border on the project we’ve been working on (see Part 1, Part 2, Read More

Dramatic Wood Color Change With Light Exposure

A client and friend of mine, Chris Murphy from C.S. Murphy Hardwood Flooring in Tewksbury, MA, was hired for a project for a very prominent family in the Boston metro area, and he was amazed when he... 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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An Undercut Leads to Plank Replacement

As installers, many times we take the easiest way to complete our installation process. And sometimes a simple process goes bad and causes plank(s) replacement. Here’s a typical example. When we... Read More

Avoid Trouble—Or Even Make Money—When Covering Your Floor

Here’s a scenario from the job site; maybe it sounds familiar to you: After completion of the wood flooring installation, the floor is covered to protect it from construction debris and moisture. Read More

What This Cabinet Inspection Has to Do With Wood Floors

After building a new home, you go through the punch list of all the things that need to be fixed, such as nail pops, dinged up walls and doors, missing stain on cabinets, etc. It’s a common... Read More

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