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Calendar time! As I think everyone knows, Surfaces is next week. I’ll be wandering the floor—if you spot me, please say hello! And remember, this year the NAHB Builder’s Show is in Vegas next...
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As I started to organize this, I was amazed to see that my first post was in August 2010. And with only a few exceptions, it’s been one a week since … it’s a lot of ranting to keep track of, so...
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Earlier this year I said we need to be “clear, specific and accurate about our statements.” And that’s not easy at all. For example, it is easy to say “Zero VOC Content,” but it can take a...
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So I got off a plane flight last week after, somewhere over the Pacific, I flew my millionth mile on UA. Those are flight miles in the air, not car or hotel bonus points. Actually, I probably have...
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There’s been a lot of discussion, both here in this blog, as well as in the industry in general, about formaldehyde glues, particularly urea formaldehyde glue. I was talking with some friends of...
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One of the potentially exciting developments in wood flooring is a new twist on an old technology—a chemical reaction by additives in wood finishes that might actually remove VOCs from a room’s...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is on the mind of many in the industry because of our flying furry friend, the Northern long eared bat (NLEB), which is currently being considered for listing.The ESA...
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As we end our first look at LEED v4, we need to look at the third major area of change: the addition and subtraction of familiar options. Much of this has been touched on already, but this is another...
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We’re looking at the types of changes in the new LEED v4 and I think this is probably the feature that will hit the bottom line for most of the flooring industry: a significant increase in the need...
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Last week I suggested that one way to look at the new LEED v4 was to consider three types of changes. The first and most significant to LEED builders is the radical restructuring of the category...
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