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When A Floor Doesn’t Stay Together

I love it when a floor goes together. Plank by plank, the steady beat of the mallet and boards snapping together and growing into a beautiful work of art. Nothing is worse than getting a complaint sometime after the job is finished that gaps are starting to appear between the boards. Today, we’re going to …

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Gap is not a 4-Letter Word

“Dents du bonheur” is a French phrase for happy teeth, you know, the two front ones that have a gap. In parts of Africa it is a sign of wisdom to have that gap and in Chaucer’s time women with that quirky feature were considered attractive. There are many other things in life that have …

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Expanding on the 4 Types of Gaps

It’s a fact of life that things expand and contract… water, wood, and waistlines after the holidays. Your floor is no different and may decrease in size this winter which will create a few gaps. Don’t worry, most gaps are a result of wood’s tendency to shrink in size as it dries out and those …

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The Floorman

If you look at someone’s hands, it tells you a lot about the work they do. You’ll come across hands that are lean and strong, with grease and dirt, and even a scar or two. It may be that they are the hands of a floorman. The hands that push the sander, swing the mallet, …

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Squeaks Can be Scary

It is a given in life that if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time and it will save you a lot of time and trouble. Many a horror story has been told by flooring inspectors of someone cutting corners, not following industry best practices, or who didn’t bother to read …

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How to Silence the 4 Types of Squeaky Floors

For those of you who have stepped in an older home with wood floors, you’ve probably heard the squeaks. It can be quaint and charming, it may even remind you of Grandma’s house. But for those living in the house hearing the squeaking all the time, it may be a nuisance and you really just …

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Movement Is Why Your Floor Squeaks

Are your floors squeaking? They can be saying one of many things and it is always a good reminder to check the humidity levels in your home when they do. Here’s some information about those squeaky floors for you to look at, download, share, or pass on to a friend or client with squeaky floors.

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Should I worry about Formaldehyde?

Recent news about the formaldehyde levels in laminate flooring have caused some to have more questions about what formaldehyde is, and whether or not it is something to be concerned about in our flooring. The short answer is no. All our products exceed the California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards for formaldehyde emissions, and for many …

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