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    Here is a floor I did last year. Thought I would share some pics with you guys. It is random width bubinga ranging from 6-28" wide and most of the boards are 12' to 14' long. I hand scraped everything myself. It took forever. Black stain and gloss finish. I have a bunch of pics, but here is a...
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    I was recently approached by the Law offices of Healthier Choice Flooring, LLC. They claimed to have copyright over the name "Foam Sound Solution Underlayment" which is used in my store and for my products. Has this name not been used by several Foam Underlayment companies?
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    It's been a while guys. I'm sure you have all been wondering where your favorite Contractor Talk poster has been.. or your just waiting to cut me down in your own anger.. please don't, it's not nice. Today I was visited by a clients "Interior Designer", who supposedly is going to be choosing...
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    Is there a market anymore for unfinished hardwood ? Ive heard that there isn't a market for unfinished hardwood floors, and that most contractors and homeowners would rather purchase a prefinished hardwood ? Are unfinished hardwoods worth investing in ? Do people just not want to go through...
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    Heres the Scenario, he scoured the floors with a buffer and a water based cleaning soultion then let it dry. From then on he sanded the floors down with a 120 grit, then to a 220 grit, because the floors hadnt been finished prior, so it was fairly easy...the only down fall was the floors are...
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    Does Anyone know the Number 1 country for Exotic Hardwoods ? I researched into some South American and Asian countries, but are there any other areas where Hardwood species are numerous. I know that in China there is a large resource of Bamboo species, but is it of access to everyone ? Just...
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    My friend just bought a Columbia prefinished hardwood floor for the kitchen area in his home. He has had some problems in the kitchen area with the finish chipping off and exposing the wood underneath. Also, a few of the boards have cracks running down their centers. But he has used a...
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    A contractor friend of mine was talking about an Exotic Hardwood that can take up to 3 MONTHS to acclimate to the temperature of a room. This was said when i was looking at some Exotic Hardwood Samples that i intended to place in my store. Once i saw the wood that was packaged, i saw that it was...
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    Finished or Unfinished Hardwood.. Which is the one to choose. A good friend of mine (also a contractor) believes that there is no difference between prefinished and unfinished woods. For he insists that even if unfinished hardwood is cheaper, you will end up spending the equal amount on the...
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    The Wood Dimensional Stability Test is an analysis that describes how much a certain wood species is stable resistant against moisture and stays in the original shape of the hardwood. The score of each wood species represent the percentage (%) of tangential shrinkage from green to oven-dry...
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    I was speaking with my contractor friend Juan the other day and he was telling me that no matter what Hardwood species you use, you must always seal a concrete slab.. I was told that it is not necessary if you are going to install Engineered Hardwood, for it is resistant to the moisture that may...
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    Most people think that it is dangerous to re-sand or re-finish an Engineered Hardwood Floor, since only the top layer of Engineered Hardwood is actually real wood. The other layers are made of various synthetic fibers and materials. Therefore, sanding too deep within the Engineered floor can...
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    I am looking into doing several large rooms for a guy and not sure of what the going rates are for sanding,stain and sealer. I have done planty of installs and have a good grip on that price, but refinishing is a new breed for me. I am located in the Buffalo/Rochester, NY area. These are 100+...
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