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There has always been the controversy regarding relative humidity for wood floor requirements and window manufacturers in regards to window condensation. The typical wood floor manufacturer wants to...
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Many times during the installation, the installer or crew may be in a hurry to get the job completed and to get to the next one so they can get a jump on tomorrow. We have all been there and done...
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There has been a new trend in the building industry of sleeker designs, including the elimination of baseboards. The sheet rock is designed to come within ¼ inch from the top of the flooring,
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I was retained by the homeowner to come to his home and find out why his floor was making so much noise. The floor was a 3/8-inch engineered plank and mechanically fastened using 1 3/8-inch...
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It’s not uncommon for the installation crew of four to six to show up on Monday to install a wood floor for the retailer. After completing the subfloor prep, they roll out the underlayment paper...
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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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