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...
Heel Accessories Prevent Dents in Wood Floors
by Karly McMillan | December 2013/January 2014
Fun fact that many wood flooring professionals are all-too-familiar with: A 125 pound woman in high heels exerts 2,000 pounds of force on a...
Bubbles in a Strand Bamboo Floor Create a Sticky Mess
by Jason Cantin | October/November 2013
The Problem About six months after installation, bubbles started to appear on top of a strand bamboo floor. I was called by the homeowners after...
Early Finish Wear Results in an Unhappy Customer
by Mark Mukosiej | August/September 2013
The Problem A contractor in the Southeast received a call two weeks after he put the final coat on a resand and refinish job that the homeowner said...