Gaps, Splits, Wrong Color and More in a Wide-Plank Floor
by Tom Owen | October/November 2018
The Problem I was called because of concerns about gaps between boards, surface splits in the veneer and inconsistency in the stain. What...
Did Adhesive Cause Gaps in this Commercial Wood Floor?
by Blake Nelson and Roy Reichow | October/November 2018
The Issue A business owner was concerned after an engineered wood floor was installed with gaps between the planks and had a white substance...
My New Wood Floor Is Gapped! (But the Reason Isn't What You Think)
by Roy Reichow | July 23, 2018 11:23 AM
I was called out to do an inspection regarding a 3-inch Brazilian cherry having serious gaps. The homeowners are Minnesota snowbirds who travel south...
Wood Flooring Lifts Despite Two Layers of Moisture Control—Why?
by Mickey Moore | August/September 2018
The Problem I was called to inspect a home in which the solid strip flooring was "buckling or lifting" and cupping. What Happened After a water...
Finish Debris in the Corners One Year After A Recoat: Who’s at Fault?
by Blake Nelson and Roy Reichow | August/September 2018
The Homeowners' Issue Soon after buying their home, the homeowners noticed the wood floor had small scratches and dents. They called a wood floor...
Why Is This Wood Floor Crowning and Gapping After a Flood?
by David Buss | June/July 2018
The Problem The homeowners wanted an inspection due to the crowning and gapping of their plank floor. What Happened The ¾-inch, 5-inch-wide red...
Should Homeowners be Refunded for Splintering Floor?
by Blake Nelson and Roy Reichow | June/July 2018
The Homeowners’ Issue The homeowners purchased a hand-scraped rustic wood floor with an old-world look and a urethane finish. After the floor...
Gaps Appear in This Wood Floor Despite Humidification ... Why?
by Steven Rockfeld | April/May 2018
The Problem I was called because a newly installed plank floor was gapping and cupping. What Happened The 10-inch-wide, 3⁄4-inch-thick solid...
Who Will Pay for This Bizarre Wood Flooring Problem?
by Blake Nelson and Roy Reichow | April/May 2018
The Homeowners' Issue The customers purchased a new engineered prefinished wood floor from a local flooring retailer. The floor was glued down...
After Two Years, This Engineered Wood Floor Does the Splits
by Tim McCool | February/March 2018
The Problem I was called to inspect a prefinished ⅝-by-5-inch engineered Brazilian cherry floor due to small cracks in the veneer. What...