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This week I am in New Orleans at the National Pest Management Association meeting. What, you ask, does pest control have to do with hardwood floors? Well, the pest control industry deals with...
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I was asked by a flooring distributor to look at some insect damage to a rubberwood parquet floor. Rubberwood is pretty susceptible to insect attack. Holes were appearing in the surface of the floor,
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Only a guilty man needs to have an alibi prepared. Well, you are all guilty of being wood floor guys, so let's get those alibis ready for prime time. And maybe the process of getting those alibis...
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Last week's post contained some weather data for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
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Well, Johannes, ya didn't even give people time to think about my last post showing some teak on the deck of a boat with some caulking between the boards. The flooring (or decking) was left...
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 I hope that my loyal fans will forgive the temporary lapse in blogging. Hurricane Irene blew through town, taking with her our electricity for almost a week. On the plus side, I got to break...
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Here's a photo I took of a wood floor last week:
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This inspection didn't involve a hardwood floor, but it could have. It did have what I would call a "pre-existing condition."
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In my last post, I mentioned a house where a wet crawl space dried such that the beams shrank. But the beams were held in place by hurricane straps, so the beam shrinkage created a gap under the...
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Do you remember "Mr. Know It All" from "Rocky and Bullwinkle"? Bullwinkle would make some ridiculous remark that was completely wrong, but he said it with ultimate self-confidence...
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