Michael Purser started his company, Rosebud Co., in Atlanta in 1973 (for more information on Rosebud Co., visit www.rosebudfloors.com or visit the Facebook page at The Rosebud Company). His work has focused on restoring and preserving wood floors in older homes. He and his wife are empty nesters and enjoy spoiling Libby, their brindle boxer. Libby has a very good life.    

 

  • Tuesday, November, 21, 2017 Why We’re Never the Last Contractor on the Job Anymore One of the biggest drawbacks to wood floor refinishing is our place in the sequence of building trade workers on a work site: dead last. We come behind everyone else when there is little time,
  • Wednesday, August, 23, 2017 Wall-to-Wall Carpet: The Underwear of Floor Coverings OK, now that I have your attention, let’s discuss what I think is the bane of all flooring material: wall-to-wall carpeting (WTWC). I don’t think there has ever been a more disgusting material...
  • Tuesday, April, 11, 2017 Herringbone Conundrums & Seniors Day at Henry Ford’s Fair Lane Evidently Henry and Clara Ford were somewhat fond of the herringbone pattern. They have about 18,000 square feet of it in the home they built in Dearborn, Mich., in 1915. It’s quartersawn white...
  • Monday, January, 09, 2017 What Goes Around, Stays Around: Ode to the Buffer, Part 2 [Continued from Part 1 of this post…]The buffer will likely be at the forefront when it comes to finding options for refinishing floors that have already been sanded too much. Or homes built before...
  • Friday, December, 16, 2016 What Goes Around, Stays Around: Ode to the Buffer, Part 1 The buffer has always been my favorite piece of equipment. Like many my age who grew up around a wood floor contractor, I rode my dad's buffer when I wasn't riding a tricycle yet. I got the thrill of...
  • Monday, December, 05, 2016 What the Wood Flooring Industry Can Learn From the Tower of Babel I was raised in a very religious environment and got to hear more than my fair share of stories from the Bible. Without a doubt, one of my favorites was the story of the Tower of Babel. The Book of...
  • Wednesday, December, 23, 2015 The Resourceful Dutchman: A Great Option for Old-Floor Repairs Let me be specific from the get-go about what type of flooring repair the "Dutchman" method best addresses. The Dutchman works best on specific spots of structural damage or aging issues with the...
  • Thursday, July, 16, 2015 Photo Quiz: What Are These White Spots? We’ve all seen this on wood floors. What is it? Hint: You can’t blame the painter.The most common place to see this is in corners and under furniture. I’ve seen some homeowners looking to...
  • Monday, April, 13, 2015 The Low-Hanging Fruit: Old Floor Refinishing (This blog is directed to that group in the wood flooring industry with sore knees, sore backs and callouses on their hands. We often feel like we are struggling to hold onto a market that reacts...
  • Monday, March, 02, 2015 The Floor Listener: Wood Floors Have Stories to Tell Wood floors have stories to tell, and if you’re a good at listening, they can be instructive, entertaining and fuel the imagination. If the floor is new, the story often deals with deadlines, work...