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Mike and Ben Totta at wood mill
13
Feb

Our Visit to a Hardwood Flooring Mill

HARDWOOD FLOORING MILLING PROCESS How ruff wood turned into hardwood flooring 1. Purchase Rough Cut Boards First the mill buys the rough cut boards from a saw mill. The process begins at this building where graders separate the lumber 2. The wood is dried. This facility takes the drying process from 4 month down to a few weeks. They are able to control temperature and humidity to ensure the woods…

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12
Feb

Is it good to wax a hardwood floor?

So, is waxing a floor a bad idea? I went out on a job last week to clean a floor and put another coat of finish on it. While cleaning and preparing the floor, I noticed the floor turned white when it got wet. This is a sure sign of wax on the floor. I asked the customer, and sure enough she had been maintaining her floor with a wax.…

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12
Feb

What to do when a water-leak damages your hardwood floor

The Cause: “My dishwasher/refrigerator leaked! What do I do?” The Problem: Cupping When water is allowed to saturate a wood floor the result is a condition we refer to as cupping pictured here: This happens because more moisture is absorbed by the unfinished underside of the boards causing the bottom of each board to expand more than the top. The result is a wavy appearance and each course of wood is raised…

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12
Feb

3 Tips for Hiring a Hardwood Floor Company

3 Tips for Hiring a Hardwood Company in Kansas City I’ve received at least two calls in the past week that got me thinking. (and a little frustrated to be honest) These phone calls went something like this, “Um, hello, my name is ______, and I received a quote from you a while back to do our hardwood floors. Well, we decided to hire another company and we are not…

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