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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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Kevin Mullany has apparently touched a nerve with his recent Hardwood Floors article "Inspections Are Supposed to Help Our Industry, Not Hurt It." It is a compelling, multi-faceted topic.
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I was contracted to install a 3/8" red oak prefinished engineered wood floor. This was to be installed during the client's six-week vacation. With a six-week window, I was going to use this job...
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I went to an inspection where the client expressed their concern regarding snagging their socks on the wood floor. The inspection showed compressed filler (filler push-up) that was raised above the...
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The NWFA Expo in Dallas this year was a great show. Here are my quick thoughts as the show was coming to a close at the Gaylord Texan:
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