Articles

Hardwood Floors Magazine


  • “On the Job Troubleshooting” column entitled “Scratches in the Spotlight,” Oct/Nov 2006
  • “On the Job Techniques” column entitled “Managing Microclimates,” April/May 2010
  • “On the Job Techniques” column entitled “Exotics Behaving Badly,” Editor assistance for article
  • Oct/Nov 2010 Authored article for column “Your Business – Live and Learn” entitled “Friend or Foe”.
  • Feb/Mar 2014 Authored article How Many Wood Floor ‘Failures’ Start Before the Sale
  • “Shredding the Shake: Quick Buffing Job Ends in a Repair,” May 2015
  • “Who Was Liable for These Three Real-World Relative Humidity Claims?” August/September 2015
  • “Who Was Liable for these Chatter, Color and Squeaky Floor Issues?” Dec 2015/Jan 2016
  • “Liability: What Does ‘Watch Out for Low Humidity’ Really Mean?” February/March 2016
  • “Contractor Gambles for a Trendy Look and Pays for Failure,” June/July 2016
  • “Refinishing Shortcut Could Cost Contractor ‘a Bundle’,” August/September 2016


Wood Floor Business


  • “Is the Contractor Responsible for Subsequent Moisture Problems?” October/November 2016
  • “Who Will Pay for This Bubbling Prefinished Floor?” December 2016/January 2017
  • “Should This Homeowner be Refunded for Dog Nail Damage?” April/May 2016


AWARDS

Floor Covering Installer Magazine


  • “Avoid These Five Common Mistakes Hardwood Flooring Installers Make,” January 2014
  •  “Retailer ‘Anomalies’ That Lead to Hardwood Flooring Failures,” March 2014
  •  “Preventing Flooring Failures: What Distributors Need to Know to Protect Their Buyers, and Themselves,” May 2014
  •  “Five Common Concerns of Wood Flooring Manufacturers,” Aug 2014
  •  “Five Common Mistakes Hardwood Flooring Inspectors Make” October 2014
  •  “The Role of All Flooring Industry Parties in Selling, Installing and Inspecting” December 2014
  •  “Installing Radiant Heating and Effects on Flooring” January 2015
  •  “Mitigating Moisture in Hardwood Floors” October 2015
  • The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection – IICRC publication
  •  “Technical Considerations Concerning Hardwood Floor Cleaning and Restoration in Residential Settings” January/February 2014


BLOGS


  • “Mold Claims in Wood Flooring,” Hardwood Floor Magazine Jan 2013

  • “Glass-Smooth: How to Avoid Burnishing & Picture-Framing,” Hardwood Floor Magazine Feb 2013

  • “Hitchhikers on the Wood Floor Job Site,” Hardwood Floor Magazine March 2013

  • “NWFA’s New ‘Involved Parties’ Definition,” Hardwood Floor Magazine April 2013

  • “To Fill or Not to Fill?” Hardwood Floor Magazine April 2013

  • “Yes, I Screwed Up My Own Install,” Hardwood Floor Magazine May 2013

  • “Mysterious Plywood Subfloor Moisture…Or Not?” Hardwood Floor Magazine September 2013

  • “Spot the Problem in the Repaired Wood Floor,” Hardwood Floor Magazine September 2013

  • “Scary Job-Site Scene,” Hardwood Floor Magazine October 2013

  • “Mystery Marks in the Wood Floor,” Hardwood Floor Magazine October 2013

  • “What’s the Proper Humidity for Wood Floors?” nwfcblog.blogspot.com January 2014

  • “What’s Wrong With This Power Hookup?” Hardwood Floor Magazine February 2014

  • “Blending in Wood Floor Repairs,” Hardwood Floor Magazine February 2014

  • “A Simple Solution to Avoid This Inspection,” Hardwood Floor Magazine August 2014

  • “A Great Way to End Up in an Inspection,” Hardwood Floor Magazine September 2014

  • “How Should We Define a Vague Grade?” Hardwood Floor Magazine April 2015

  • “Easy Tip: Prevention for Floor Scratches from Chairs,” Hardwood Floor Magazine July 2015

  • “What Were They Thinking? Look at this Crooked Baseboard” Hardwood Floor Magazine Dec 2015

  • “Wood Flooring Installers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?” Hardwood Floor Magazine June 2016

  • “The Installer/Final Inspector: What Does That Mean?” Hardwood Floor Magazine June 2016

  • “Who’s Liable When Things Go Wrong?” Wood Floor Business Dec 2016

  • “What This Cabinet Inspection Has to Do With Wood Floors,” Wood Floor Business January 2017