Your Floor’s Beauty May Be Hiding a Beast Inside

Your Floor’s Beauty May Be Hiding a Beast Inside

By Jason Spangler in Flooring Problems Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by The Flooring Contractor magazine Uncontrolled Moisture Can Do Dastardly Things to Your Hardwood Floor You’ve worked hard, and you’re extremely pleased with the results. You step back to admire the hardwood floor you’ve just installed. You’ve carefully attended to its every detail. Each board has been tightly and strategically fitted with its […]

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How Much Money Is Wasted Due to Flooring Problems Every Year?

By Jason Spangler in Flooring Problems Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Much of the integrity of a house or industrial building comes from its flooring. It’s the structural base for the whole project, and it controls the overall mechanics of each room. It affects the noise levels and has everything to do with the aesthetics and culture of the building. Bottom line, the right flooring makes […]

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How to Use the Orion® 950 EMC Calculator & Smart Logger™ Together

By Jason Spangler in Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

The Orion® 950 wood moisture meter won the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) 2019 Visionary Award in the hardware category. As the top-of-the-line in the Orion moisture meter series, the 950 overflows with technological advances and innovative features. For example, no moisture meter can get you moving through a batch of wood faster, […]

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Achieving the Best Accuracy From Your Moisture Meter

By Ron Smith in Moisture Meters Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

A moisture meter is a small device that fits in the palm of your hand and is used to measure the moisture content in lumber or other wood products. Moisture meters are tools used by wood products manufacturing quality control personnel, professional woodworkers, serious hobbyists, wood flooring installers, and others. Moisture meters are important because […]

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How Does Moisture Move Through Concrete?

By Jason Spangler in Concrete Chemistry Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by Concrete Decor Magazine.   Understanding how moisture moves through concrete is critical to successful flooring. It helps you reduce the risk for future moisture-related flooring failure during installation. It also helps you identify and assess the cause of moisture-related issues that have already occurred. The Dynamics of Moisture Movement Through Concrete Despite […]

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History of Wood Moisture Meters

By Tony Morgan in Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Even before the science of wood’s relationship with moisture was well-understood, woodworkers had to factor in how moisture would affect their materials. Fortunately, we understand well the hygroscopic properties of wood today. Thus, we’ve been able to use that knowledge to design wood moisture meters that can provide us with quantifiable data about a piece […]

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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather… When Do You Draw the Line?

By Wagner Meters in Concrete Chemistry Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Previously published by ProInstaller magazine. While there does not seem to be a definitive temperature to avoid going below, when pouring concrete…you should clearly define where you draw the line! When is it too cold to pour concrete? According to the Portland Cement Association (PCA), “The current American Concrete Institute (ACI) definition of cold-weather concreting, […]

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