Wood Floor Mystery #10: What's In These Photos? Plus the Case of the Flooring Dutchman
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins offers a mystery: What is shown in the photos of this old wood flooring?
April 8, 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
Risky Business: Not Setting Fasteners Leads to Expensive Replacement
Wood flooring expert Roy Reichow discusses the risk involved when the fasteners in a wood floor aren't seated correctly on the tongue of the flooring.
March 10, 2021
Dry-Cupping and Splitting ... Because of Radiant Heat?
People jumped to conclusions that this engineered floor simply was not going to work over the radiant heat system in place—but that wasn't true.
January 19, 2021
Who’s to Blame for Engineered End Gapping?
This wood floor's end gapping became a lesson on staying up to date with flooring manufacturer's guidelines.
January 18, 2021
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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
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
Wood Floor Mystery #5: The Uniform Gaps
These gaps have a distinct pattern to them. Why? Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins sleuths this one out.
April 24, 2020
Historic Wood Floor vs. Lake: Why the Buckling After Almost 100 Years?
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins explains what happened to the historic rock maple floors at Canobie Lake Park that led to trouble for the first time in almost 90 years.
September 27, 2019
Why Is My Floor Making So Much Noise?
Wood flooring pro Roy Reichow finds a big noisy problem after the customer followed the recommendation from the big box.
August 26, 2019
Powderpost Beetles: Small Pests That Can Cause Big Trouble
A 411 on powderpost beetles when it comes to wood floors—and why you shouldn’t panic.
March 19, 2019
Wood Floor Mystery #3: The Tale of the Half-Cupped Floors, Part 3 (The Answer!)
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins reveals the reason why half the wood floors were cupping in this condo while the floors on the other side were fine.
March 18, 2019
Wood Floor Mystery #3: The Tale of the Half-Cupped Floors, Part 2 (More Clues)
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins offers more clues regarding a mysterious wood floor problem in which half the floors in a three-floor condo were cupped and the other half were not.
March 8, 2019
Wood Floor Mystery #3: The Tale of the Half-Cupped Floors, Part 1
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins starts discussion of a mysterious floor problem in which half the floors in a three-floor condo were cupped and the other half were not.
March 6, 2019
Wood Floor Wall of Shame: Shockingly Short Boards
The client had paid nearly $10 a foot for these 5-inch-wide prefinished red oak boards.
November 27, 2018
Hidden Moisture Source Caused Buckling–Is the Installer Liable?
The installer did do substrate testing on the wood floor prior to installation, and the tests showed acceptable moisture levels.
November 19, 2018
Gaps, Splits, Wrong Color and More in a Wide-Plank Floor
This floor seemed to be a case of Murphy's Law--and it could have been prevented by listening to the client's concerns.
September 21, 2018
Should Homeowners be Refunded for Splintering Floor?
The "rustic" wood floor created splinters easily, whether in a cloth or in the customers' feet.
May 21, 2018
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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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