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I had another call last week about loose floors over OSB. The hardwood flooring could be pulled up by hand with minimal force. OSB panels are often used instead of plywood as subflooring. I don't...
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Recently Jim Decker left a question on one of my blog posts: "How long can an engineered floor be subjected to low RH or high RH and not be affected?"
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I inspect many floors where joints between subfloor panels are an issue. If the panels expand and push together, the edges can lift up, causing humps or squeaks in the floor. Most subfloor panels are...
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Have you come across marks this when you go to resand a wood floor? Do you know what they are?
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I spend a lot of my time looking at issues with buildings, and in the process I see a lot of wood floors. The floors are great sources of information, maybe not quite in the style of tree-ring...
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The Hardwood Floors Magazine online forum always seems to have heated discussions on various topics. The current discussion on delamination of engineered is a classic example of an "apples"
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I was on a job recently and took this photo. What do you think is wrong with this scene? At first glance you might not see anything wrong, but what if I tell you this is how the job site was left...
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Can you spot the problem with this floor from a recent inspection?
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Have you ever come across a situation like this? Here it is: The flooring contractor was waiting for the subfloor moisture content (MC) to decline before proceeding with a plank floor installation.
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The stakeholders in the inspection business are: the Consumer the General Contractor the Flooring Contractor/Retailer the Distributor the Manufacturer the Inspection Service provider(s) the...
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