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We’re talking about natural pigments pulled from funky fungi with OSU professor Sara C. Robinson and she’s got an idea to put more fungus in the wood…. Absolutely! Fungus is fun and spalting...
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She’s telling me that she wants to add mold and fungus to my wood floors? I must not be hearing this right! But apparently Oregon State University professor Sara C. Robinson thinks this could be...
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Last week was spent in St. Louis (my first time there) at the NWFA Expo. My congrats and my thanks to the entire staff for a great event—well organized, fun and informative. Here are a few shots...
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So I’ve been talking standards these last few weeks—ASTM and ANSI, etc. I noted in the ASTM post that these standards are often old and outdated. It is very important we regularly check our...
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ANSI is short for the American National Standards Institute and is often mixed up with the subject of last week’s blog, ASTM. It has also become something of a generic term for a standard. The ANS...
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The last two posts discussed the idea of testing engineered flooring at Oregon State University. If we can get that program established, some of the tests we will apply will likely be ASTM tests. So,
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I think this is important enough issue that I’m going to spend this week’s blog redirecting you to last week’s post about testing engineered flooring. I found it interesting that the tests...
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I’ve been talking to Scott Leavengood, who did the wonderful guest blog series on wood hardness. (If you missed them, the series starts here with a look at Janka.) Scott and I were discussing the...
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I met an industry colleague last week and he said to me, “Thank you for directing me to your blog. It’s great, but there is SO MUCH THERE.” He explained that he started to read it online and...
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In June of 2012, I looked at some LEED numbers and asked a lot of questions about how they did their statistics. Most of those questions remain unanswered today. The USGBC recently announced their...
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