CONTACT: Jason Spangler
541.582.0541 ext. 235
Rogue River, OR (August 2007) – Wagner Electronics is offering a free moisture meter upon completion of certification classes at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA).
The NWFA recognizes the importance of moisture testing during the installation process and strongly believes that proper moisture testing can help alleviate potential flooring failures. The recently published 2007 NWFA Installation Guidelines details the recommended moisture measurement and testing requirements.
Determining moisture content is an essential part of quality control within the flooring installation process. Flooring installers must know the moisture content of the wood flooring, as well as the subfloor. The industry standard for determining accurate moisture content in wood is the oven-dry test, but due to the high cost and impracticality of performing on-site oven-dry tests flooring installers use hand-held moisture meters.
NWFA Executive Director/CEO, Ed Korczak, explains, “Without a doubt, moisture is the main reason for the majority of wood flooring failures. This initiative, which will begin in September during the NWFA’s Intermediate Installation Sand and Finish School, will greatly improve this situation by providing the necessary training and equipment, resulting in higher-quality installations, and happy customers.”