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  • The Changing World of Wood Flooring Distribution

    by Rick Berg | February/March 1999

      "You better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changing." — Bob Dylan, The Times They Are...

  • Retaining Employees

    by Phillip M. Perry | February/March 1999

      Good help is almost always hard to find,especially in a tight labor market, but wood flooring contractors often have a harder time than...

  • How to Work a Trade Show

    by Phillip M. Perry | February/March 1999

      January through May is trade show season in the flooring industry. If you've already been to Surfaces '99 this year, or the National...

  • Dealing With Angry Customers

    by Richard G. Ensman | February/March 1999

     Something has gone wrong with one of your recent installations, and the customer is in your face and letting you have it. The flooring in...

  • How Wood Floors Are Made: Borders & Inlays

    by WFB Editors | February/March 1999

    Examples of beautiful, intricate wood flooring borders and inlays can be found in centuries-old castles and palaces. At that time, their...

  • State of the Wood Flooring Industry 1999

    by WFB Editors | February/March 1999

    It's seven years and counting in the wood flooring industry's current growth cycle. That matches the growth spurt the industry experienced from...

  • Develop a Website for Your Wood Flooring Business

    by Ron Chepesiuk | February/March 1999

     Your hardwood flooring retail store is probably one of the thousands of businesses that is now flocking to the World Wide Web to use this...

  • How Wood Floors Are Made: Timber and Lumber

    by Kim Wahlgren | December 1998/January 1999

    When you are out on the job, do you ever stop during installation to think about all the steps the wood flooring has gone through to make it to...

  • Professionalism Basics, Plus an Info Sheet for Customers

    by WFB Editors | February/March 1998

      What do your prospective customers see when you walk in the door? Are you tracking mud into their foyer and looking like a random person off...

  • Under Pressure: How Wood Flooring Contractors Can Deal with Builders

    by Kim Wahlgren | February/March 1998

      It's happening again. You've been working on a relationship with this builder for months, and now it's landed you steady wood flooring work....