About the Author: Caleb Unruh

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Expect Price Increases Due to Tariffs

As many of you know, the United States government has imposed 10% tariffs on products produced in and imported from China. Many of the prefinished and unfinished wood flooring products we sell are impacted by these tariffs. Because of this cost increase, we are forced to pass on the changes in the form of price …

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We are launching a new system on May 1

On Tuesday, May 1 we will be launching a new software system. Our goal is to increase customer service, provide greater functionality, and become more efficient to serve our customers. Changes you will notice Starting on May 1, you may notice a few things that are different. We will likely be a bit slow at …

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Important Notice for Cash Account Customers

Important Notice for our Cash Account Customers

We are upgrading our software systems on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to provide greater functionality and better customer service. Read more about our software update here. If you have a cash account, there are a few things that will be changing regarding your account on May 1. We will no longer be able to put …

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What causes squeaky floors

What causes squeaky floors?

Squeaking floors are frustrating! Unless you are the parent of a teenager, a squeaking hardwood floor is a nuisance. Once a floor starts to voice its opinion about being stepped on, it’s unlikely to stop unless pursuaded to do so. In older homes, the presence of squeaky floors is simply a part of charm and …

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A Story of Love and Trees

Today we’re going to tell a story that we have told before. It is a story dear to the heart of many of us at The Master’s Craft, and we hope it is near to your heart as well. It is a story of love and life illustrated time and again through history, with trees …

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Stop Squeaky Wood Floors by Using the Right Fastener

Stop Squeaky Wood Floors by Using the Right Fastener

If you’re involved in selling or installing hardwood floors, you have probably had to solve a “squeaky floor” problem for a customer. Nobody likes it when their brand new hardwood floors start squeaking. Prefinished flooring manufacture warranties do not cover noise issues because they are job site related, and it can be a difficult problem …

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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

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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