Bob Goldstein

Bob Goldstein does technical training at Hardwick, Vt.-based Vermont Natural Coatings.

  • Tuesday, January, 19, 2021 Motors 101 & What Wood Flooring Pros Should Know, Part 2 Sometimes the sequel is as interesting as the original! To those of you with wood dust on your clothes who take joy in repairing, renovating or creating something that may well outlive you, I hope...
  • Thursday, November, 19, 2020 Motors 101 & What Wood Flooring Pros Should Know, Part 1 Nikola Tesla built a working AC motor with Westinghouse several years before the math was put to paper. Tesla literally envisioned the concept, layout, schematics of the AC motor in his head before...
  • Tuesday, March, 21, 2017 Options for Fixing the Dreaded Pet Stains on Wood Floors As a wood floor pro, I get the "pet stains on my wood floor" questions all the time. It's mostly about stains from cats and dogs, but I have been asked about pygmy goats and potbelly pigs peeing on...
  • Monday, January, 18, 2016 My Cancer Diagnosis Made Me Reflect on My Wood Flooring Career When we are kids, we believe we are unbreakable … until we find we aren't. Through our adolescent, teen and young adult lives, we do things and take chances that, frankly, scare the hell out of...
  • Friday, March, 25, 2011 How to Handle a Super-Picky Client I've been a wood floor man for 45 years and have worked for the full spectrum of people, from picky designers, to deranged architects, to nouveau riche McMansion owners. My dad taught me the same...
  • Tuesday, December, 01, 2009 Taking a Bite of this Huge NYC Project is Risky Business You know the old saying, "Sometimes the job you turn down turns out to be the best job you never did?" Well, it's still true, but in lean times we must put aside some of our trepidations,
  • Monday, December, 01, 2008 Fact-Finding is Key Before Resanding & Refinishing What you are about to read on resanding and refinishing is based on real events; the names have been changed to protect the innocent. You could tell the dog days of summer were passing into fall...
  • Friday, February, 01, 2008 Red Flags at a Florida Castle: Wood Flooring Contractor Copes With Bad Job-Site Conditions We are going to talk about difficult job-site conditions in this article, so I'm going to tell you a true story: a nightmare, just before Christmas. If there is anything left that didn't happen...
  • Tuesday, October, 01, 2002 Wood Floor Buckles From Lack of Acclimation The Problem I do many wood floor inspections around Florida,and summer is the time for the usual rash of cupping problems. On the latest call, a contractor said the floor he installed had cupped...