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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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I have been very remiss in posting blog bits this year. My work has changed and led me in a little different direction. New issues to explore, new people to teach. As my father says, "Too much...
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It is less than four weeks till the start of this year's NWFA annual convention. It looks like it will be an improved effort. Truth be told, in spite of all of the whistling past the graveyard from...
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In 1978 there was no industry-sponsored training or conventions; in fact, there was barely a wood flooring industry. I had just started working at NOFMA in Memphis. Two of us inspected all of the oak...
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Picking up where we left off last week... One aspect of an inspection is the background information. This information is usually collected by talking to other parties such as the homeowner,
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