Archive for the 'All About Flooring' Category

I learned a lot today…

Monday, August 15th, 2005

I learned that there are times you need to drop the hammer and chisel and take a break before someone gets hurt. I learned that the only way to separate locking-tongue, engineered hardwood floors is to split one of them in half like a sandwich. I learned that chisels can bounce and damage a completely […]

Sawdust

Friday, May 13th, 2005

You might be in the business of woodworking if you come home from work, take a shower, and lose your tan. So true. I just got back from a nice long day of sanding on a deck. I came home and looked in the mirror, and my complexion had transformed from a Stevish white to […]

The Return of the Chandelier

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

“Stories of Flooring” is back, and I have another annoyance about houses that we have installed flooring in. This one is about the chandelier in every house. Whether you’re rich or poor, happy or depressed, fung shway or fung shwah, your house probably has this chandelier. In most houses, you don’t notice how stupid it […]

Linoleum glue and other sticky stuff

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Alright, first let it be known that linoleum glue is sticky. It’s designed for one purpose: To connect linoleum to a thin sheet of plywood that is placed on the subfloor. It accomplishes this very well, but with a humorus twist… It found a loophole. Yes, linoleum glue has developed a mind and found a […]

The angle that doesn’t exist

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Somewhere between 32 and 33 degrees lies a phenomenon that few have experienced and none can explain. For that space between degrees is the resting place of the elusive but deadly ANGLE OF TERROR.

How did I get here?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Three days ago, I was an excited young employee of the Hardwood Cafe, given the assignment of learning and eventually taking over the transition molding department of the business. My boss and I were working together to save the company money by making our own moldings (costing us 5 bucks plus labor) instead of buying […]