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How Subfloors Affect Your Hardwood Flooring

By Tony Morgan in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Healthy flooring is built upon a healthy subfloor installation. When installing hardwood floors, builders often cover wood joists with wood subfloors. At other times, installers lay engineered wood over concrete subfloors. Add to this the rapid evolution of eco-friendly adhesives, and you get a sense of modern flooring’s installation complexity. Today’s flooring choices are so […]

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Going Green as a Building Inspector

By Tony Morgan in Going Green Building Inspection | 0 Comment

According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), 40 percent of America’s carbon emissions come from building structures. The term green is being coined as a whole new direction in American construction. The green construction market has grown dramatically since 2000 and it is forecasted to continue to grow. Experts have deeply analyzed the new […]

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Working with Teak

By Tony Morgan in Woodworking Knowledge Base Tree / Wood Types | 0 Comment

Teak (Tectona grandis) is a native species in the rain forests of Burma, India, Laos, and Thailand, and now grows in about 40 countries throughout the tropics. Domestic uses have tamed a species of wild popularity in the nautical world. In the early 1800s, sailors and traders discovered that girdling selected trees, found deep in […]

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Working with Madrone Wood

By Tony Morgan in Woodworking Knowledge Base Tree / Wood Types | 0 Comment

Americans refer to it as the Pacific madrone tree or madrona tree.  It is known in Canada as the Arbutus tree.  European species are called the strawberry tree.  Regardless of the moniker, wood lovers call it beautiful.  The Pacific madrone is named from the Spanish word meaning “strawberry”: madroño. Regardless of its name, here at […]

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DIY: Installing Wood Floors the Right Way

By Tony Morgan in Installers Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

In the do-it-yourself era, installing wood floors looks like a simple enough task for the budget-conscious home renovator. The home show industry is fueled by like-minded individuals whose initiative compels them to do for themselves. However, there is a little more to installing hardwood floors than it appears at first. The long-term success of any […]

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Inside the Due Diligence of Bamboo Flooring

By Tony Morgan in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

The question of installing wood floors using bamboo provokes many related questions. How much? What is the moisture content of bamboo? How do you even choose bamboo flooring when it looks like so many options are available? Due diligence is the simple answer. Easier said than done when bamboo, as a flooring material, is so historically […]

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Veneer Wood Flooring Uncovered

By Tony Morgan in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Wood floor enthusiasts often opt for the durability and strength of veneer flooring that lets them showcase a particular wood without the expense of solid wood flooring. But producers and consumers both need to know that the wood veneering process can literally be a moisture content (MC) trap. Veneer: A Manufacturing Process An integral wood […]

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Working with Cherry Wood

By Tony Morgan in Woodworking Knowledge Base Tree / Wood Types | 0 Comment

American cherry, a.k.a. Prunus serotina is a colorful hardwood used to build furniture featuring a smooth texture and uniformly straight grain. Heartwood lies at the internal core, and cherry’s heartwood colors are a visual treat. The heartwood varies from rich red to reddish-brown. However, it darkens once exposed to light, which lends cherry an aesthetic […]

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Moisture Factor in Recycled Wood

By Tony Morgan in Woodworking Knowledge Base Wood Moisture | 0 Comment

The idea of reclaimed lumber is an appealing one. Since nobody is using the wood that you spy with your frugal eye – be it an old barn or a gym floor that’s being replaced – you imagine turning it into that long-desired wood floor or ideal piece of furniture in your home. Great idea! […]

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Wagner Digital Moisture Meter Spotlight

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Articles | 0 Comment

In the Primary and Secondary wood products markets, industry-leading sawmills and wood processing companies must control their critical moisture levels in their lumber or wood products. Accurate and convenient electromagnetic wave technology is now routinely used for monitoring of product moisture content (MC). Wagner Meters’ L622 Digital Recording Moisture Meter (and its predecessor, the L612) with the […]

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