Wax On… Wax Done

Take a look at the photos of the wax job, the before and after are just nice. This is what floors need to look like! Here’s the “before:” And here’s the “after”: I spent 2 1/2 days working with the floors, doing my best to bring life back into them. The steel wool 2/0 pads are just … [Read more...]

Electric Radiant Heated Floor Heating

Electric Radiant Heated Floor Heating

Most people don’t realize that heated floors are an affordable luxury that is easy to install for the do-it-yourselfers. Every ceramic tile floor should have in floor heating for comfort and cost savings. You’ll surely agree if you’ve ever stepped out of a nice hot shower onto a freezing cold … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Cupping, Mold and Mildew leads to Lawsuit

Hardwood Floor Cupping, Mold and Mildew leads to Lawsuit

Home inspectors do a great job of inspecting houses and commercial building, but problems may arise when expensive floor covering such as hardwood floors are not inspected to determine if they were properly installed or they're being subject to excessive moisture and possible failure. I came … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Cupping and Buckling-Crawl Space Moisture

Hardwood Floor Cupping and Buckling-Crawl Space Moisture

[flagallery gid=6 name="Gallery"] Before purchasing a Hardwood Floor: The following article explains how moisture develops in a vented crawl space, what moisture does to hardwood flooring, who’s responsible for moisture damaged hardwood flooring and how to prevent crawl space moisture … [Read more...]

Janka Hardness Ratings

Janka Hardness Ratings

The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a type of wood to withstand denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (0.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball's diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine … [Read more...]

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Before contacting a flooring inspector gather the information related to your floor; retailer/installer and manufacturer information, product, style, size (square ft, yards); then prepare a list of your concerns to discuss with the inspector. Conflict of Interest: Rule out conflict of interest by … [Read more...]

Why Hardwood Floors Cup

Why Hardwood Floors Cup

Cupping occurs when the edges of a board are high and its center is lower. Cupping in hardwood flooring is caused by a moisture imbalance through the thickness of the wood: The wood is wetter on the bottom of the board than on the top. The moisture imbalance is  proven by taking moisture meter … [Read more...]