You Got to Crawl Before You Install!

Yep, this is a play on words, but with some luck I can get all of us playing in the right direction. How many time do we walk in to a job site and see four or five business cards sitting on the... Read More

How to Respond When They Say Your Price is Too High

Most of us have heard it many times: Your price is too high. How can you answer that? I'll tell you my thoughts here:Read More

How I MacGyvered My New Sliding Miter Saw

Tools, tools, tools. It is very rare that I go a few months without buying a tool. The doctors say I have ATD (Avi’s Tool Disorder). They’re working on a cure which will most likely not solve my... Read More

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Testing Specifications vs. Brands: Learn about Thirteen Fifty

There is a public specification developed by the State of California to quantify emissions of VOCs that is officially and currently known under the long title of: "California Specification 01350... Read More

Threatened, But Not By Us ...

Last week I walked the Hill with colleagues from the flooring, lumber, panel, and other wood industries for the Hardwood Federation Fly-In. We had several items on the agenda, but the key one was the... Read More

Hardwood Federation Fly-In 2014

I am in Washington again for the annual Federation Fly-In. We’ve had a great turnout, and beyond hoping to do some good for the industry and get educated on the issues, it’s great to just catch... Read More

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A Great Way to End Up in an Inspection

When the installer gets the call to come back to the job site to complete a board replacement, he should have the skill sets to complete it successfully. Here is a repair of a prefinished floor; look... Read More

More Words of Advice on OSB Subfloors

I had a blog entry earlier this year about OSB subflooring. I want to continue that discussion some more. One question I received after the last entry was whether my statement that coated fasteners... Read More

A Simple Solution to Avoid This Inspection

Causing sanding damage to millwork items such as the baseboard and base shoe is a floor refinisher's nightmare. In many cases, the millwork has already seen wear and tear. Now, after sanding, it has... Read More

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On the Road: Sheoga's Growth, Stewardship and Patriotism

About 50 miles east of Cleveland is the village of Burton, Ohio, founded in 1798. Burton features a town square fashioned after the village greens of New England. While visiting there last week, I... Read More

Upward Trends and Fantastic NWFA Membership Growth

It’s no secret to all of you who have been in the wood flooring business in recent years, there have been some ups and downs. Thankfully, consumer and business confidence is strong again. Read More

Lagler Fly & Sand: Experience of a Lifetime

Many of you who read these blogs may be familiar with Michael Martin’s series from earlier this summer, titled “On the Road with NWFA.” While Michael traveled throughout the Northeast and upper... Read More

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