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I find that oftentimes there are many calls for inspections after big holidays. People tend to become preoccupied with family and different events, then take a close look at their floors during the...
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We've heard the story over and over again regarding the importance of RH control to maintain the beauty of our wood floors, yet no one seems to listen or remember. Whether we like it or not, all...
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Almost every homeowner dreads the thought of having their wood floors refinished due dust throughout the house. As you can see in this photograph, the dust on this wood floor job has gone down the...
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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...
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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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