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Almost every manufacturer has listed within their installation guidelines the following statement: “OWNER/INSTALLER RESPONSIBILITIES: the customer/installer is responsible for final inspection of...
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We live in a world where you are innocent until proven guilty by the court system … unless you’re in the wood flooring business! Flooring installers can feel that way when something goes wrong...
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Here is a pic where the installer sloped the baseboard after installation—and not surprisingly, his work ended up in a floor inspection:If the 4-1/2” wall would have been painted dark like...
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I recently had a call asking whether a dehumidifier installed in a crawl space can over-dry the crawl space and cause problems with a hardwood floor. My answer was yes, technically you could over-dry...
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Most of us manage to convince homeowners that they need to use floor protectors before putting their furniture back on the floors. But the average kitchen chair is not cut flat to meet the floor,
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Here is a floor I looked at where the client selected a rustic-style floor that only had a generalized grade. After installation, the client did not like some of the planks, including one in the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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As the 2014 NWFA Expo in Nashville was about to wrap up I talked with Hardwood Floors' Andrew Averill about the show:
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