Roy Reichow

Roy Reichow has 44 years of experience in the wood flooring industry as a wood flooring expert. He holds all NWFA certifications including Inspector and Commercial Inspector, and is ranked one of the top three certified professionals with the NWFA. Roy has served on the NWFACP board of directors as well as past chairman. Roy founded National Wood Floor Consultants Inc. (NWFC) in 2001, a wood floor inspection/consultation firm. NWFC services include mediation, arbitration and litigation consulting and expert testimony for wood flooring design, flooring construction specifications, insurance and installation compliance claims. NWFC has extensive experience and expertise in performing wood floor evaluations/inspections including forensics, diagnostics, and investigations related to design, installation and construction defects.  Roy has authored many articles published in Wood Floor Business magazine as well as other trade publications. He is a national presenter at various conferences and leads educational seminars for wood floor professionals.

  • Monday, April, 29, 2013 To Fill or Not to Fill? I went to an inspection where the client expressed their concern regarding snagging their socks on the wood floor. The inspection showed compressed filler (filler push-up) that was raised above the...
  • Tuesday, April, 09, 2013 Video: My Thoughts at the End of the Expo

    The NWFA Expo in Dallas this year was a great show. Here are my quick thoughts as the show was coming to a close at the Gaylord Texan:

  • Monday, April, 01, 2013 NWFA's New 'Involved Parties' Definitions The NWFA has released the 2012 Installation Guidelines, and on page 3 the guidelines now include a statement about "Involved Parties."  This is to help identify the roles of each party...
  • Monday, March, 04, 2013 Hitchhikers on the Wood Floor Job Site Through many of our daily jobs, many of us hold off on a final coat until other all other trades are finished. During your final floor prep, though, other trade(s) can sneak across the floor and,
  • Monday, February, 18, 2013 Glass-Smooth: How to Avoid Burnishing & Picture-Framing Has this ever happened to you? You're getting the floor ready for stain and the inevitable happens: burnished edges. The next thing you know, the floor is picture-framing when it's stained. This is a...
  • Tuesday, January, 22, 2013 Mold Claims in Wood Flooring As a wood floor inspector, I was called out to do an inspection regarding possible mold in the wood floor. Upon visual inspection of a light-medium stained wood floor, I could see a definite pattern...
  • Tuesday, October, 26, 2010 Inspectors as Consultants Can Help Prevent Problems I started my career in the flooring industry in the spring of 1971. I worked for a small flooring company specializing in custom manufacturing and installation of parquet and colonial plank. Upon my...
  • Friday, August, 06, 2010 Identify Microclimates for Successful Wood Floors San Francisco is a city with microclimates and sub-microclimates—local atmospheric zones where the climate differs from the surrounding area. Due to the city's varied topography, weather...
  • Sunday, October, 01, 2006 Improper Sanding Leads to a Bad Wood Floor Stain The Problem I was called to inspect 2,500 square feet of red oak strip flooring in a new home. The flooring contractor installed, sanded, stained and finished the floor with oil-modified...