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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.
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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...
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Have you had issues like this before? There’s a complaint on your wood floor and the blame game begins: The seller (often the retailer) says it’s an installer problem, and the installer says...
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Almost every manufacturer has listed within their installation guidelines the following statement: “OWNER/INSTALLER RESPONSIBILITIES: the customer/installer is responsible for final inspection of...
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We live in a world where you are innocent until proven guilty by the court system … unless you’re in the wood flooring business! Flooring installers can feel that way when something goes wrong...
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Here is a pic where the installer sloped the baseboard after installation—and not surprisingly, his work ended up in a floor inspection:If the 4-1/2” wall would have been painted dark like...
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I recently had a call asking whether a dehumidifier installed in a crawl space can over-dry the crawl space and cause problems with a hardwood floor. My answer was yes, technically you could over-dry...
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Most of us manage to convince homeowners that they need to use floor protectors before putting their furniture back on the floors. But the average kitchen chair is not cut flat to meet the floor,
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Here is a floor I looked at where the client selected a rustic-style floor that only had a generalized grade. After installation, the client did not like some of the planks, including one in the...
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When the installer gets the call to come back to the job site to complete a board replacement, he should have the skill sets to complete it successfully. Here is a repair of a prefinished floor; look...
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