Wood Floor Mystery #8: Is This Floor Fungus Among Us? Part 2
Wood flooring pro Stephen Diggins reveals what the mysterious black substance in the back of this consumer's closet that appears to be mold really is.
March 8, 2021
Wood Floor Mystery #8: Is This Floor Fungus Among Us? Part 1
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins' latest wood floor mystery involves photos of a floor that appear to show black mold growing on the floor. But is that what it is?
March 1, 2021
This Unidentified Flooring Oddity Turned Out to Be ‘Resonance’
Sometimes the source of chatter on a wood floor is more typical and has something to do with only the sander ... and sometimes the reason involves more interesting physics.
March 19, 2020
Wall of Shame: Client's Sand Job Leaves Species Unidentifiable
Wood floor pro Eric Cohen almost dropped the phone out of his hands at first glance of the floor.
September 21, 2018
Really Bad Wave ... and Why It Wasn't the Machine's Fault
Wood floor pro Stephen Diggins investigates the problems of a big machine that kept leaving wave on the floor ... what was it the machine?
November 22, 2017
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Mystery Marks in the Wood Floor
Have you come across marks this when you go to resand a wood floor? Do you know what they are?
October 28, 2013
Q&As: Square Footage Shortage, Avoiding Dishout & Sound Barriers
Why does it seem like I’m always short on flooring when I get to the end of my installations? It seems like the manufacturers are shorting me.
May 26, 2011
An Inconsistent Stain at Wall Lines
I received a call from an installer who was having problems with inconsistent, splotchy stain on a new 700-square-foot sand-and-finish red oak floor with dark stain in a living room and dining area. Around the perimeter he was getting a few areas of inconsistent shade with the dark stain. He had not yet applied finish to the floor because he knew it would just highlight the inconsistency. He had some time to do any corrective work if he needed, as the homeowners were not moving in for another month.
February 23, 2011
Q&As: Matching Existing Flooring, Avoiding Chatter & Resanding Engineered Wood Floors
My customer had a red oak floor installed in his dining room five years ago. Now he wants the same flooring in the adjacent living room. There's a 4-foot-wide case opening dividing the rooms. Can I get the floors to match?Joshua Crossman, owner at Yelm, Wash.-based contracting company P.T.L. Hardwoods, wanted an inexpensive way to stack his extra bundles of wood lying around so they would be separated and organized. He came up with this setup for around only $30. Just lag-bolt 4-by-4s to your wall, drill 1-inch holes and insert 2-foot-long 34-inch steel pipe. Use three to four evenly spaced.
August 24, 2010
Fixing and Preventing Chatter and Wave When Finishing a Wood Floor
November 30, 2000
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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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