Trouble Arises with Poly Beads on this Wood Floor
by Bill Costello | December 2001/January 2002
The Problem A distributor called about a finish situation one of his contractor customers was having. Then the home owner called wanting information...
How I Make Safety a Priority on my Wood Flooring Job Sites
by Steve Seabaugh | June/July 2001
Q . My guys don't seem to take safety seriously on the job site. As the company owner, I know I'm liable for them if something happens. What can I...
Cutting Air Movement From Wood Floors Causes Problems
by Don Conner | February/March 2001
The Problem Four weeks after moving into a new home, the owner began to notice some gaps, ripples, popping and up-and-down movement in her 3-inch,...
Using the Right Tape to Prevent Wood Floor Surface Damage
by Galen Fitzel and Jim Schumacher | February/March 2001
The Problem I was called out to a job site to inspect damaged surfaces caused by masking tape. Tape applied on walls and the wood floor had pulled...
When You Can Use Shims to Flatten a Subfloor?
by Steve Seabaugh | August/September 2001
Q: I showed up on a job site to install a wood floor, but the subfloor wasn't flat in certain areas. Can I use shims to flatten the floor? A: It...
Avoid the Usual Pitfalls When Bidding Wood Flooring Jobs
by Steve Seabaugh | February/March 2001
Q: I quoted a customer a price for installing a standard No. 1 common white oak floor in his dining room. When I went to do the job, I realized the...
Not Documenting Job-Site Procedures Leads to Trouble
by Steve Marley | February/March 2001
The Problem I was contacted by a home owner who had contracted to have a new American cherry solid strip floor installed. The customer was concerned...
Unreasonable Expectations Lead to Trouble
by Mark Brown | February/March 2001
The problem A call came in from a flooring contractor. One of his customers, Mr. Park, had just called and was very upset about his hardwood floor....
Fixing and Preventing Chatter and Wave When Finishing a Wood Floor
by Wayne Lee | December 2000/January 2001
The Problem While working on a customer's red oak 2 1/4-inch floor, the contractor noticed a repeating pattern of marks across the floor, apparently...
Why is This White-Stained Wood Floor Peeling?
by Bill Price Sr. | February/March 2000
The Problem Jack's recently finished, white-stained floor has begun to peel in some spots. The floor was beautiful, the customer was delighted and...