Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee worked for a sanding machine manufacturer for 24 years before starting his own wood floor and tile contracting business, Cardinal Hardwood & Tile, full time in 2008. In 2013 he began working as business development and technical advisor for Middle Tennessee Lumber. Wayne has taught thousands of students at wood flooring schools and has his Craftsman, Master Craftsman, Vanguard and Ambassador degrees from the NWFA. He is based in Springville, Tenn., where he lives with his wife of 30 years, two daughters, one dog and three barn cats. 

  • Friday, January, 06, 2017 Serious Thoughts From the Heart for 2017 I believe this is the fourth or fifth time I have started this blog. Every New Year, most of us take the time to review the past year and think about the parts of our life we want to change, adjust...
  • Tuesday, August, 16, 2016 Kidney Stones, Cupped Floors, Wood Floor School & More This, too, will pass ... so to speak. I had to take some time off to get a kidney stone removed, not the best thing to do but not the worst thing to do, either. Thanks to so many people who emailed,
  • Monday, July, 11, 2016 Crawl Space Issues, Machine Repairs & ... Kidney Stones Trying to keep up with myself is hard at times, out and about and back again. As you’ve read from me before, we spend a lot of time dealing with crawl space concerns. It seems like every summer I...
  • Wednesday, June, 15, 2016 Out and About … and Snake Bit, Too If you recall from my last post, I needed to help James re-sand a maple floor I messed up. We worked last week together; both of us got together and came up with the plan. The plan? We will not step...
  • Tuesday, May, 31, 2016 Out and About: The Fun Parts & ‘Tired & Stupid’ Parts Out and out and out is what it seems like; it’s been fun and challenging. Lets start with the fun parts first, then hit the bad notes as we move forward. I left the house on April 26 for the...
  • Monday, April, 25, 2016 A Dirty Job, Gym Sander Repairs & More: Catching Up This is way past due, forgive me! I’ve been out and about: three weeks of wood and dust. Truth be told, I would not have it any other way. When you are having fun, the weeks seem to rush by, but...
  • Friday, March, 25, 2016 Two Weeks of Back-To-Back Training Talk about out and about—two weeks of install and sand and finish classes. The first week was with the NWFA in Chesterfield, Mo., and the second week was with Panel Town & Floors in Columbus,
  • Thursday, March, 17, 2016 What Happens After You Leave the Job? It’s been a fun few trips out and about, still working on getting a handle on the demands of installing wood flooring across country. The odd thing is we all face a battle—about the one part we...
  • Tuesday, March, 15, 2016 A Great Way to Kick Off 2016 NWFA Schools What a great week last week at the NWFA Principles of Wood Flooring school. It was a full class—35 folks from different walks of life. Manufacturers, distributors and floor contractors were all in...
  • Monday, February, 22, 2016 Walking in Someone Else's Shoes on Job Sites in Denver They say it's a privilege to walk in another man's shoes. In my last post, I talked about heading to Denver to walk in the shoes of those contractors, learning the Denver market and the adjustments...