Andrew Averill

Andrew Averill is the associate editor at Wood Floor Business, where he's been working since March 2014. A graduate of journalism at the University of Wisconsin, he had internships at newspapers across the country—San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, The Flint Journal—before a bad case of rug burn turned him into an advocate for floors of a harder disposition.

  • Thursday, September, 28, 2017 'Furry' Lazy Bear Inlay Drops Jaws in Colorado High Country Ranch "The lazy bear is finally home," a proud Dan O'Connor of Colorado Custom Floors (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) wrote in an Instagram caption describing an inlay two years in the making. "I had it in...
  • Thursday, September, 28, 2017 8 Tools That Will Make You Say What the #$%& You're scrolling down your social media feed, liking posts by other pros, when all of a sudden you see someone installing a floor with… What the #$%& is that tool?! Tools in this industry can...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 Frankenstein Flooring From an Idaho Floor Man Kris Ottley, part of the family behind the Ottley Floor Company in Salt Lake City, has an electrifying hobby. He takes discarded flooring pieces off the manufacturing plant floor, places clips on...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 The Greatest Tool Combo in Woodworking History? One of woodworking history's greatest days was the union of the circular saw and guide rail, creating a track saw. The oldest photo evidence of it is this, an image taken in the early 1960s of...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 The Largest Portable Court in the World At a community center in Hoover, Ala., rests the elephantine expanse of what is likely the world's largest portable gym floor—72,000 square feet of maple painted with the lines of 11 basketball...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 Historic Flooring Can Put Your Kids Inside the Floor... What? You turn out of bed, look down and next to your foot, inside a knot in your wood flooring, is a picture of your smiling children. No, you're not still dreaming; you're the owner of a wood floor...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 Retail Q&A: 'We Put All Our Budget Into Digital' Brian's Flooring and Design Location: Birmingham, Ala. Employees: 20 Average showroom size: 3,500 square feet Annual Revenue: $8 millionIn 1996, at the ripe age of 25, coworkers...
  • Tuesday, July, 25, 2017 Double-Hand-Scraped Floors Create an Old World Texture The medallions, herringbone, chevron and borders on this floor inside a landmark Dallas location are impressive, but what makes this Woodwright Hardwood Floors project truly spectacular is the...
  • Tuesday, July, 25, 2017 The Winners of the 2017 Nastiest Kneepads Contest It's a love/hate relationship: a wood floor pro and kneepads. On one hand, kneepads are the saving grace for one of the wood floor pro's most crucial joints. But on the other hand, kneepads can...
  • Tuesday, July, 25, 2017 Gather 'Round for a Story About Grandpa Clarke If you have an American Sanders Super 7R edger, then it's time to meet grandpa. This is the Clarke Model C-5, shown here in photos submitted by Woodchuck Flooring Inc. in Toronto, Ontario. The...