Why I Never Hook Up Power On My Sanding Jobs
Growing up in the wood flooring industry, Michael Altringer did whatever he needed to do to get power, but after a scare, he'll never hook up power himself again.
September 20, 2021
Wood Floor Rescue: Rhyme and Reason for Tassie Oak
Over decades, this home and its wood flooring had become a hodge-podge. Wood flooring pros Clint and Lisa Fudge tackled the renovation to make everything seamless.
May 19, 2021
Sponsored: New Technology That Makes It Easier to Sand Prefinished Floors
The new abrasives available from Norton make sanding prefinished wood flooring, especially aluminum-oxide-coated floors, much easier and faster.
February 22, 2021
Restoring Grandeur for Mighty Mo's Wood Floor at Fox Theatre
Wood flooring pro Michael Purser, who specializes in restoring historic floors, got to tackle a small but mighty project at Atlanta's Fox Theatre.
January 19, 2021
Wood Floor Rescue: A Wood Floor Reveal ... Like a Boss
You never know what you might find when you're going to refinish an old wood floor, and this job by Bob Alberding held a lovely surprise.
January 19, 2021
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Wood Floor Rescue: Kiwi Native Woods Uncovered
This fantastic transformation that uncovered the true beauty of many native New Zealand woods was so much work—but so worth it.
November 19, 2020
Electricity for Wood Floor Pros 101
From cord basics to hooking up power to boosters and pigtails, here are answers to the wood flooring questions many pros need answered.
May 19, 2020
Sponsored: Can You Blend Scratch Patterns and Avoid Halos?
Wood flooring pro Toby Merrill of DuraSeal explains what causes a "halo" on a wood flooring job.
December 17, 2018
Sponsored Blog: The Real Cost of Bad Sanding
DuraSeal Contractor Specialist Toby Merrill explains problems that can happen when pros take shortcuts with sanding processes on the wood flooring job site.
October 23, 2018
Spreading Dust: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
June 21, 2017
Specifics of My Sanding Process, Part 3
Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring out of Greeley, Colo. This year has been particularly eventful—I have been summertime-busy since four months ago. Now that it actually is summertime, I’ve really been hopping.
June 12, 2017
Specifics of My Sanding Process, Part 2
Hello everyone, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring out of Greeley, Colo., for Part 2 of my series on my sanding process (see Part 1). Springtime heading into summer can be interesting weather here on the high plains of Northern Colorado. It snowed a couple inches here the day the local high school seniors had their graduation. Just west of us 50 miles in the Estes Park area, the last school day of the year before summer break was a snow day, as places up there received 36 to 42 inches of snow …
June 2, 2017
Specifics of My Sanding Process, Part 1
Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo. We just went through a five-part series on how to convert a living room from carpet to installing select red oak hardwood on a 45-degree angle with a double-picture-frame border (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5). Let’s meet up a few more times to do this new series on the specifics of my sanding process for that same floor.
May 26, 2017
A Resand Reveals a Huge Repair Mistake
I recently visited a home worth more than $1 million in Heritage Hills, a gated community in Lone Tree, Colo., just south of Denver. Before they moved in, the out-of-state homeowners hired a general contractor referred by their real estate agent to refinish their existing 2 1/4-inch hickory floors a dark brown color. Once they arrived in Colorado, they noticed that the color and sheen was splotchy and inconsistent. They had another contractor provide them with a quote for refinishing their handrail and some cabinetry and, when they asked him if he knew anyone who could fix their hardwood floors, he referred them to us.
August 15, 2016
Trick of the Trade: Rolling My Big Machine
A clever cart for his big machine helps this wood flooring contractor save his back.
July 27, 2016
Fixing a Bad Insurance Refinish Job
Hardwood flooring pro Avi Hadad discusses how they managed to repair a terrible sanding job by a previous wood flooring contractor.
April 8, 2016
Sanding & Finishing Wood Floors: Is It All the Same?
Wood flooring contractor Avi Hadad discusses all the variables that go into sanding and finishing different wood species.
January 26, 2016
Refinishing Engineered Floors with Aluminum Oxide Finish, Part 2
Picking up where we left over last time on the aluminum oxide resand…
May 11, 2015
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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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