Wood Floor Mystery #10: What's In These Photos? Part 2: The Answer!
It took me months to compile this simple Part 2 for Mystery 10 because the coronavirus knocked me on my tuchus. The very real “COVID fog” pushed me to compose blogs like I was remastering the Beatles’ Abbey Road medley! Three dead-end stories and no McCartney and Lennon to pull it all together! So, post-fog, let’s get back to it!
July 27, 2021
Blast From The Past: Wood Floor Tools and Machines from Yesteryear
Get an appreciation for what hardwood flooring pros were using "back in the day."
May 19, 2021
This Floor Ain't Big Enough For the Five of Us
This historic photo of Texan wood floor pros tells a story of what the trade was like in the 1890s.
May 18, 2021
Installing a Wood Floor Without Glue or Nails—340 Years Ago
This unique wood floor was a special request from the “Lady of Amerongen" in the 1680s.
March 17, 2021
Saved from Floods and Ice, this Ming Dynasty-Era Wood is Now a Floor
“It was like working for the Smithsonian," says Andrew Phillips of The Hudson Company, which milled the ancient timber into flooring.
November 18, 2020
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WFB Throwback: Ridding the Oval Office of Vinyl Floors in 1982
This wood flooring manufacturer was responsible for bringing wood floors back to the Oval Office during the Reagan administration.
September 18, 2020
19th Century Wood Floor Craftsman Leaves Secret Diary Under Castle Floors
When he’s not recounting murder or doling out advice in his hidden notes, Joachim Martin’s describing lunch.
July 19, 2018
Step Into Basketball History with Herringbone Sneakers
The proceeds from the extremely limited edition sneakers went toward the restoration of the oldest basketball court in the world.
July 19, 2018
Vintage Moments: How Wood Floor Business Began
As the magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary, Wood Floor Business looks back at how the magazine began.
January 29, 2018
The Most Famous Wood Floors in the World
The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia houses arguably the most beautiful wood floors in the world.
December 5, 2017
‘Uguisubari:’ Anti-Intruder Wood Flooring in Old Japan
In old Japan, squeaky floors were installed that way on purpose.
June 6, 2017
Installing Bay Area's 'Toothpick' Floors Was Like Pulling Teeth
The San Francisco Bay Area’s unique climate gave rise to a peculiar wood flooring product in the early 1900s—“toothpick floors.”
May 23, 2016
The Ford Museum's Humongous, Historic Teak Herringbone Floor
The herringbone floor inside the Henry Ford Museum was the largest single expanse of teak in the world in 1934... and still is today.
March 23, 2016
Good ol' Betsy: OSHA Wouldn't Like This Photo of a Forklift Driver
No helmet, no glove, just young blood and guts—how you drove a forklift back in the day.
January 28, 2016
An Oak Gets Buried in Ash in this 1970s Harris Wood Ad
Ashtray marketing in the 1970s sends this crying acorn into the mill.
November 19, 2015
Blast From the Past: What We Find Under Floors
Wood flooring contractor Mike Dittmer discusses some of the interesting objects he's found when redoing floors in older homes.
August 4, 2015
Time Travel: A Snapshot of the First NWFA Convention
March 31, 2015
Photo: First NWFA Member was Hendricks' Lockwood Flooring
February 10, 2015
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Tools + Equipment
Saws 101: What You Should Have as a Wood Floor Pro
Wood floor pro Kyle Neuroh explains which saws wood flooring pros really need, what to know when buying, and how to square up miter and table saws.
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