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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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The NWFA has released the 2012 Installation Guidelines, and on page 3 the guidelines now include a statement about "Involved Parties."  This is to help identify the roles of each party...
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Through many of our daily jobs, many of us hold off on a final coat until other all other trades are finished. During your final floor prep, though, other trade(s) can sneak across the floor and,
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Has this ever happened to you? You're getting the floor ready for stain and the inevitable happens: burnished edges. The next thing you know, the floor is picture-framing when it's stained. This is a...
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As a wood floor inspector, I was called out to do an inspection regarding possible mold in the wood floor. Upon visual inspection of a light-medium stained wood floor, I could see a definite pattern...
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It has been a whirlwind of a summer season for me since early in May. This always happens whenever I mix some actual work into my schedule.
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I am on my way back home from the 2012 NWFA convention in Orlando and wanted to get some thoughts online before the distraction of being back home starts. It was a lot of fun to be able to say hello...
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