Flooring Blog

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 because they have to pay for the failure, sometimes the retailer suffers, sometimes the manufacturer suffers, but ALWAYS the homeown…

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 the installation, more recently we have found that many installers are more skilled as helpers then “mechanics”,  but the lure of “easy money” pushes the…

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 country we simply do not have enough installers and across the country we have a shortage of competent installers. Many topics were disc…

Surfaces 2016 Blog post   I recently returned from the Surfaces Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is always an amazing event, aside from the shin splints and blisters from all the walking there is always a great deal to see and learn.  I spent a great deal of time with adhesive manufacturers, tile setting material m…

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 options the most challenging job while building a home, or even renovating it. This is because regular options like carpets, laminate or…

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 contractors (general, and flooring) that they need to moisture test. And I started thinking, I was just in Las Vegas for a flooring convention and I watched people pla…

A major part most home construction or home improvement projects is the flooring. In most cases, tiles are what are used for flooring. If you are located in the Tampa Bay Area, you may be interested in top places to buy tile in Tampa. Here is a list of some of the major suppliers who deal with tile in the Tampa Bay are…

Flooring is an essential element of any building and add character to the building, especially when you first walk in. There are hundreds of different varieties and types of flooring, so whether you are having new flooring installed, or restoring your existing flooring, it is always a daunting task that needs the exper…

When you go to Google to search for flooring news, tips, and articles, it can be a shotgun blast of information. Some of the sites are just one article where you can read it and then all you can do is browse a manufacturer’s website. Other places are flooring magazines, but they don’t put the articles online, you have…

We received a wonderful flooring installation review from one of our customers. Thank you for the kind words Lori and DJ! Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the exceptional work!  The experience was positive and professional from start to finish.  Having a “Type-A” husband who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the…