Flooring With Wider Ends Stops This Installation in its Tracks
by Dan Caron | October/November 2016
The Problem A contractor complained that the wood flooring he was installing was mis-milled. What Happened The contractor in upstate New York...
Are Missing Pieces of Wood Flooring Surface ‘Normal’ Wear?
by Rick Jones | August/September 2016
The Problem I was called to inspect the wood flooring in a new home in the Southeast due to splinters and missing pieces of the flooring...
Assigning Blame: How Wood Floor Inspectors Can Get It Wrong
by Jason Cantin | July 25, 2016 4:01 PM
I might be relatively new to the inspection game—only National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals-certified a few years ago, and...
Why Is This Floating Floor Noisy and ‘Rolling’?
by Reuben Mitchell | June/July 2016
The Problem I was called to do an inspection on a floor in a new home in British Columbia because the customer was complaining about soft spots,...
Where Is this Random Moisture Migration Coming From?
by Billy Simmons | June/July 2016
As inspectors, we are asked to go out and look at problems every day, and over the last couple of years, I have noticed an increase in...
After CrossFit Mania, a Repair or Full Replacement?
by Paul Pleshek | April/May 2016
The Problem I was commissioned by an insurance company to determine if a gym floor was able to be repaired and refinished or if the entire floor...
What Is This Mysterious Powder Covering an Acacia Floor?
by Rob Zehnder | February|March 2016
The Problem A homeowner in Colorado called after the click floating floor installed in her home as part of a remodeling project began showing...
Tales From the Front: Cupping had an Unusual Cause
by WFB Editors | December 2015/January 2016
Denny Hickman of Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring in Emlenton, Pa., says one of his memorable inspections was right down the road. Quaker State...
Floating Failure: Why Is This Solid Strand Floating Floor Misbehaving?
by Don Zimmerman | December 2015/January 2016
The Problem Homeowners in New Jersey were complaining that the solid strand bamboo click flooring in their two-story home was separating in the...
Coming Up Short: Why Doesn’t this Radiant Heat Floor Work?
by Scott Rosenbaum | October/November 2015
The Problem Our technical support team fielded a call from a customer whose electric floor-heating system was not working. A trade professional...