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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...
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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...
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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...
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As wood flooring contractors, we have all been faced at one time or another with a subfloor that is too wet and will not dry within the industry guidelines. I recall in my contracting days that...
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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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