Sean James is owner/contractor at Santa Cruz, Calif.-based SJ Hardwood Floors. He is NWFACP-certified in Installation and Sand & Finish.

  • Monday, September, 21, 2020 It’s Our Job: Educate Customers on Wood Floor Maintenance As wood flooring pros, we are obsessed with all the details of installation, sanding and finishing. You may think that when the last coat of finish is down and looking great, or that last...
  • Monday, January, 21, 2019 Why Floating Floors Shouldn’t Get a Bad Rap from Pros Among wood flooring pros, floating floor installations can get a bad rap, or they are seen as a "DIY Network" install. As a pro, I'm here to tell you that's not the case at all! Any weekend warrior...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 Tool Time: Comparing Laser Distance Meters Laser tape measures—what their manufacturers call "laser distance meters" or "laser distance measurers"—are valuable tools. These meters measure by sending out a laser beam to a target and then...
  • Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 Why Flooring Straps Make My Life as an Installer Easier Flooring straps? I often get asked about flooring straps when posting progress pictures of floors that I'm working on: What are those? Who makes them? How well do they work? Where can I buy them?