Non-Optional: Record These Things Before Starting Every Job
Lifelong wood flooring expert Scott Taylor explains what measurements are essential before starting every single wood flooring installation.
July 20, 2021
Why You Should Take Multiple Measurements of Board Spans
Wood flooring expert Mickey Moore explains why taking multiple measurements of board spans before installation can avoid problems, and what they tell you after the floor is installed.
May 19, 2021
Concrete Moisture Mysteries: Finding the True Invisible Culprits
The common wisdom seems to be that when there are moisture problems and the wood floor is over a slab, moisture from below is to blame—but that isn't always true.
March 18, 2021
How to Accurately Measure Moisture For All Flooring Types
Measuring moisture in wood flooring can be complicated as more types of products emerge on the market. Read these tips to understand how to get an accurate moisture reading.
March 18, 2021
Why Moisture Matters During a Wood Floor Installation
March 2, 2021
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Is Acclimation On-Site Always Necessary?
Wood floor expert Roy Reichow talks about what acclimation of wood flooring really means, and if flooring always has to be acclimated on the actual job site.
January 4, 2021
A Wood Floor Problem That Requires Draining the Swamp
This house and its wood flooring were obviously a moisture disaster. But why?
November 19, 2020
What Does ‘Baseline Moisture Content’ Mean?
Wood floor expert Roy Reichow explains how carefully planning moisture content can avoid having big gaps or objectionable cupping in a wood floor.
November 19, 2020
First the Floor Cupped. Then it Crowned. Why?
This wood floor case that began with a leaky dishwasher took an unexpected turn.
November 18, 2020
A Tricky Topic: Winter, Wood Floors, RH Requirements and Window Condensation
What's a wood floor pro to do when the relative humidity requirements will cause condensation on the homeowner's windows? Pro Roy Reichow offers some advice.
January 6, 2020
Thousands of Feet of Mahogany ... and So Much Water
There were thousands of feet of mahogany, and it was in dire need of help, but only outside of normal operating hours ... and literally outside, too.
October 21, 2019
Wood Floor Mystery #4: How Did This Floor Get Like This?
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins explains why this wood flooring board ended up with such an odd shape.
June 5, 2019
What’s Your Best Tip to Avoid Wood Floor Moisture Issues?
Avoiding moisture issues with wood floors is a constant battle. Here's how some of our readers handle it.
November 27, 2018
Inspection Protection: How to NOT Get Thrown Under the Bus
Wood flooring pro and inspector Roy Reichow explains the straightforward steps to preventing a wood flooring inspection.
February 15, 2018
Engineered Wood Flooring Out in the African Bush
The engineered wood flooring at this safari oasis is exposed to the natural elements—so why is it performing so beautifully? Roy Reichow takes a closer look.
January 2, 2018
Trouble Happens Due to the ‘Summer’ Humidifier Setting
I find that oftentimes there are many calls for inspections after big holidays. People tend to become preoccupied with family and different events, then take a close look at their floors during the post-holiday cleanup, only to find concerns they hadn’t noticed before. Then they begin the claim process. The retailer and manufacturer rep get involved to look at the claim and, not wanting to place blame on anyone, they call a floor inspector.
July 12, 2017
Straight Talk on RH Control & Wood Flooring
We've heard the story over and over again regarding the importance of RH control to maintain the beauty of our wood floors, yet no one seems to listen or remember. Whether we like it or not, all factory-made wood products (flooring, furniture, cabinets, musical instruments) have a specific RH range they perform best in, and this range is usually published on the manufacturer’s website. For example, every pianist knows the importance of RH control, because when the RH goes down, so will the pitch, when RH goes up, so does the pitch. In order for the song to be heard correctly, the pitch has to be perfect and RH has to be within that preferred range.
July 5, 2017
What This Cabinet Inspection Has to Do With Wood Floors
After building a new home, you go through the punch list of all the things that need to be fixed, such as nail pops, dinged up walls and doors, missing stain on cabinets, etc. It’s a common practice in the construction industry to have a punch list before closing, then at 60 days and, finally. at the one-year walk-through.
January 25, 2017
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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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