Flooring detective help home & business owners

FLOORING INSPECTOR

Explore some of our case files and learn about important issues

Flooring Detective An Investigative Service

Hardwood flooring systems serve as a focal point for some of the finest houses in all the world. Hickory, oak, and Brazilian cherry are but few of the more popular choices on specifiers’ lists. When First Lady Nancy Reagan remodeled the Oval Office for her husband, she chose a combination of oak and walnut for the floors (hitherto they had…

Damaged Hardwood Floors: The Story Of A. Jones

Damaged Hardwood Floors: The Story Of A. Jones

The word “professionalism” is not cavalier. Whenever it’s used, the speaker should be fully aware, and supportive, of the inseparable integrity that guides it. With such integrity, Virgil guided Dante through the nine circles of Hades, and on up the mountain of Purgatory. To that integrity we can also add trust, experience, wisdom, and a deep appreciation for the truth….

How to fix Hollow Spots in Hardwood Floors

  Among the most frequent issues homeowners encounter with hardwood floor installation are hollow spots. These spots are often discovered when owners hear the floor creak or make other unpleasant sounds under pressure. They are something of a gremlin in that while they are ugly and tend to pop up often, getting rid of them is simple most of the…

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Flooring detective help home & business owners

TECHNICAL STANDARD

We set lofty expectations for ourselves and others on the team

Sliced-cut Oak vs. Sawn-cut Oak Veneer

If you happen to have wood flooring in your home or place of business, you’re likely pleased with how attractive it is. Its presence can foster many different environments, ranging from regal to rustic. Commercial wood flooring can be solid or engineered. The type—and species—you choose would depend on specific variables, such as the look you’re hoping to pin down,…

Chemicals on Hardwood Floors

Chemicals in Hardwood Floor   For those of us not familiar with all the characteristics of hardwood flooring, the title of this article doubtless raised an eyebrow. After all, the average household can be something of a hive for toxins already, what with bleach in the laundry area, bug spray beneath the kitchen sink, prescription medication in the bathroom, and…

Chemicals in and on Hardwood Floors

    Below, you can check one by one the list of chemicals Panaget rates A+. Continued and excessive exposure to these chemicals can have various side effects on human body, as is evident from these links. Formaldehyde:  watery eyes burning sensations of the eyes, nose, and throat coughing wheezing nausea skin irritation Acetaldehyde: Acetaldehyde, the toxic product of ethanol…

How to fix Hollow Spots in Hardwood Floors

  Among the most frequent issues homeowners encounter with hardwood floor installation are hollow spots. These spots are often discovered when owners hear the floor creak or make other unpleasant sounds under pressure. They are something of a gremlin in that while they are ugly and tend to pop up often, getting rid of them is simple most of the…

Flooring detective help home & business owners

ASIAN FLOORING

Some things you should know and be wary of

Asian Hardwood Floors: What did you pay for? What did you get? – Part 2

   

Chinese Floors, BIG Problems!

Here is a story about cheap, shoddy hardwood floors you may not have heard about. It comes directly from the case files at Flooring Detective. A hundred other such files exist at their offices, perhaps even more. This one, however, is particularly tragic, for it involves the injury of an 8 year-old girl. The picture below is directly related to…

Asian Hardwood Floors: What did you pay for? What did you get?    

If you own a hardwood floor that maybe doesn’t look quite as good as you were expecting, there’s at least a chance you’ve been swindled on the quality of the grade. Mind you, grade quality is only about appearance (more on this below), not the strength of the floor itself. But here are some telltale signs that indicate a weak…

Discover the difference between Asian Plywood vs European Plywood – Part 1

 

VIDEOS

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Damaged Hardwood Floors: The Story Of A. Jones

Chemicals in and on Hardwood Floors

    Below, you can check one by one the list of chemicals Panaget rates A+. Continued and excessive exposure to these chemicals can have various side effects on human body, as is evident from these links. Formaldehyde:  watery eyes burning sensations of the eyes, nose, and throat coughing wheezing nausea skin irritation Acetaldehyde: Acetaldehyde, the toxic product of ethanol…

Asian Hardwood Floors: What did you pay for? What did you get? – Part 2

   

Risks of Hiring unlicensed Contractors and Installers of Hardwood Flooring