Wood Floor Rescue: What Stain Looks Like ... On Top Of Poly
"I was quite surprised at the massacre staring back up at me," wood flooring pro Matthew McGrew of Kenna, W.Va.-based Wood Floors by Book Smart said when he saw this DIY fail.
September 20, 2021
After an Insurance Job, Multiple Finish Issues Appear
Is the insurance company responsible for this finish job gone wrong?
July 19, 2021
What’s Your Best Advice to Avoid Trouble When Staining?
Wood Floor Business asked wood flooring pros to offer their best advice for staining success. Here's what they said about techniques for creating great stain jobs:
May 19, 2021
Wood Flooring Q&A: Double-Staining Facts
Is it ever OK to double-stain a wood floor? Here are some clear answers.
May 19, 2021
Wood Floor Mystery #9: A 'Sight' Inspection of a 'Disappearing' Gunstock Wood Floor, Part 2 (the Answer!)
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins reveals the answer to the mystery of the prefinished floor that had a claim because the stain was reported to have completely disappeared.
March 23, 2021
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Wood Floor Mystery #9: A 'Sight' Inspection of a 'Disappearing' Gunstock Wood Floor, Part 1
A man is lying dead with a backpack on, face down in the desert. What happened?
March 16, 2021
Why Would an Existing Wood Floor Cup After Refinishing?
Wood flooring expert Howard Brickman explains what factors could cause an existing wood floor to cup after it's been refinished.
January 19, 2021
Wood Floor Mystery #7: The Case of the ‘Burned’ Floor, Part 2
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins reveals the answer to why this wood floor looked like the edges had been burned after the floor was water-popped for stain.
October 21, 2020
Wood Floor Mystery #7: The Case of the ‘Burned’ Floor, Part 1
Why did this wood floor look like the edges had been burned after the floor was water-popped for stain? Pro Stephen Diggins digs into the mystery.
October 14, 2020
Wood Floor Mystery #6, Part 3: The Case of the Crawling Finish … AND Dishout!
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins finds out why this floor has a "wavy" appearance—what is commonly called "dishout."
August 17, 2020
Wood Floor Mystery #6: The Case of the Crawling Finish, Part 2
In Part 2 of this blog, Stephen Diggins figures out the mysterious problem causing the crawling finish ... but ends up with another problem.
July 9, 2020
Wood Floor Mystery #6: The Case of the Crawling Finish, Part 1
Things seemed to be done correctly—so why did this wood floor finish crawl on this strip floor?
July 2, 2020
The Answer to Wood Floor Mystery #2: The Poly That Wouldn’t Stick
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins reveals the culprit in the mysterious case of the final coat of poly finish that wouldn't stick.
February 1, 2019
Wood Floor Mystery #2: The Poly That Wouldn’t Stick
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins discusses the mystery of the poly wood floor finish that was peeling and chipping even though they thought they were doing everything right.
January 29, 2019
Finish Debris in the Corners One Year After A Recoat: Who’s at Fault?
If the case went to court, the homeowner must convince the judge or jury that the contractor was negligent.
July 19, 2018
Wood Floor Mystery: The Finish That Wouldn’t Cure
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins describes a wood flooring job that was unusual because the finish simply would not cure.
May 29, 2018
Recoating Shortcut Could Cost Contractor ‘a Bundle’
What are 'consequential damages' on the wood flooring job site and who pays for them?
July 27, 2016
Contractor Gambles for a Trendy Look and Pays for Failure
The finish is peeling. Who will be stuck with the bill?
May 23, 2016
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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.
Bolstered for Success: See the Winners of the 2021 WFB Outstanding Retailer Awards
Know These Facts When Ordering Chevron Flooring
Why I Love Running a Single-Person Wood Flooring Business
Antique End Grain Blocks Meet ‘Redneck Grout’
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