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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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I could tell that it was a cold winter without even looking at the thermometer. I had so many phone calls and emails about gaps in floors. The comments ranged from "Our floors are two years old,
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It is important to fine-tune your daily habits to prepare for potential problems by making decisions and judgments more simple and learning what to focus on and what to ignore. This is part of the 8...
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I get calls for inspections all the time on wood floor repairs someone did, often after water damage. Typically what's happened is they added new flooring to replace the damaged wood flooring but now...
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What's wrong with this photo?
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I had another call last week about loose floors over OSB. The hardwood flooring could be pulled up by hand with minimal force. OSB panels are often used instead of plywood as subflooring. I don't...
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Recently Jim Decker left a question on one of my blog posts: "How long can an engineered floor be subjected to low RH or high RH and not be affected?"
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