Q&As: Inspectors/Contractors, OSB Squeaks & Slab Prep
by WFB Editors | November 24, 2014 2:30 PM
Picking a Hat Can an NWFACP-certified wood floor inspector repair a job he or she inspected? Brett Miller, director of education and certification...
Worrisome Wenge: Why Did This Wood Floor Fade?
by Alan Riddle | October/November 2014
The Problem I was commissioned to inspect a wenge floor in Southeastern Florida. The wenge flooring had no direct line of sight from the windows,...
Sweaty Situation: Steamy Job Causes Unusual Stain Problem
by Charles Peterson | August/September 2014
The Problem I was called by a high-quality flooring contractor recently because in 24 years of doing wood floors, he had never seen marks like the...
Mysterious Moisture: This Moisture Meter Reading Didn't Make Sense
by Brian Gerello | June/July 2014
The Problem I was contacted by a hardwood floor installer in South Carolina to determine why his moisture meter was displaying unusually high...
Incompetent Installers Lead to 'Crackling' Wood Floor
by Aaron Roworth | April/May 2014
The Problem We were called out to do an inspection on a floor that we had sold but had been installed by a third party. The complaint was "the...
Q&As: Wood Species ID, Squeaks and Applying Hardwax Oil
by WFB Editors | April/May 2014
Hardwax Application Do you have any hardwax oil application tips? Jay Daniel Moore, owner at Richmond, Va.-based Antique Floors LLC, and NWFA...
How Many Wood Floor 'Failures' Start Before the Sale
by Roy Reichow | February/March 2014
Awhile back I was hired to do sales education training for a big flooring retailer, so ahead of time my wife and I went secret-shopping to the...
Cupping by the Key: An Unexpected Source of Moisture in a Gym Floor
by Kjell Nymark | February/March 2014
The Problem I was called to repair a gym floor previously installed at an elementary school here in the Pacific Northwest. The entire gym...
Coming Apart at the Seams: The Dry Season Is Hard on this Bamboo Floor
by Joe Tedder | December 2013/January 2014
The Problem A complaint came in that the planks from a floating strandwoven bamboo floor were pulling apart at the seams. The Procedure In...
Coming Undone: Do Climate Extremes Really Cause Delamination?
by Dirk Lukowsky | December 2013/January 2014
As engineered wood flooring becomes more prevalent, we are seeing increasing numbers of cases of delamination, especially under the extremes of dry...