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Flooring
June 4, 2018

Blame The Installers

Many installers complain that we inspectors always find a way to blame them, well one case where we almost “never” blame them is bubbles between planks on laminate flooring. But…
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Flooring
June 4, 2018

Moisture Testing

Why are we moisture testing? In my area, many installers believe that putting an impedance meter on the concrete floor in several areas is an effective indicator of moisture. They…
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Flooring
May 22, 2018

Do You Like To Gamble?

So I’m sitting home working on an inspection report, for a bamboo floor that failed, and my brain is trying to figure out how to make the point to these…
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Flooring
May 22, 2018

Bathroom Flooring Options

Installing bathroom flooring is a rather tricky issue, due to the water factor, which is unique to a bathroom environment. The hot, steamy water of a bathroom makes bathroom flooring…
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Flooring
May 22, 2018

The Installation Crisis

I just returned from Dallas where I attended the first Installation Summit to address the current installation crisis. You might ask yourself what “crisis”? Well, in many parts of the…
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Flooring
May 22, 2018

Not All Flooring Installers Are The Same

One of the other things I’ve learned after spending close to 20 years in this business, is that not all installers are created equal. Years ago we had craftsman doing…
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Flooring
May 22, 2018

Who Cares About The Homeowner?

As a flooring inspector I have seen many different things involving flooring, the one thing that is constant; if a floor fails, the homeowner suffers. Sure sometimes the installer suffers…
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Flooring
May 21, 2018

My Dad Always Said, “If It’s Worth Being Done, It’s Worth Being Done RIGHT”

The process of opening a retail store is quite trying. It reminds me about why having things DONE RIGHT matters. The process for me started in November with the signing…
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