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...
Finish Flaws: Avoid Common Wood Floor Finish Failures
by Brett Miller | June/July 2013
I remember a job from my contracting days where we were restoring some floors in a historic home in Denver. The homeowner was a cabinetmaker, and he...
Who's Responsible for this Fracturing Floating Wood Floor?
by Scott Taylor | June/July 2013
The Problem I was asked to inspect a floating floor here in the Midwest for excessive gaps and fracturing of the faces of the boards. Another...
Shear Problems: This Floor Doesn't Seem to Like Mountain Air
by Brett Miller | April/May 2013
The Problem I was called to inspect an engineered floor in Colorado that the homeowner said was "peeling and cracking." The...
Inspections Are Supposed to Help Our Industry, Not Hurt It
by Kevin Mullany | April/May 2013
A wood flooring inspection is supposed to be a service to the industry-a process that figures out why things went wrong when a floor fails and fairly...
Workers' Fear of Finish Bubbles Creates a Problem
by Steve Crawford | February/March 2013
The Problem We received a call from a contractor with a complaint about an uneven sheen in different areas of a home his crew had finished with satin...
Why Won't This Wood Floor Finish Adhere to the Previous Coat?
by G. Brent Sorbet | December 2012/January 2013
The Problem A contractor was attempting to recoat a gym floor at a college facility but could not get the finish to stick on a portion of the...
Why Is This Prefinished Wood Floor Rotting in Place?
by Matt Skowron | October/November 2012
The Problem I received a call to look at a 3/8-by-4-inch prefinished smooth Brazilian cherry floor with a dark brown stain in a Southern Florida...