Archive for the 'All About Flooring' Category

Binary Flooring

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Get ready for some flooring stories… That’s right, I’m installing another floor. The situation is a little different than usual though. This time I’m… in charge. Pretty cool, eh? No, not scary. I said “Cool.” Also, the job site is approximately 3 steps from my bedroom, on the other side of the duplex. This is […]

Excorcism of a Subfloor

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Todays story is about an idiot. A royal idiot. One that would be proclaimed king of his idiot empire. Maybe there’s more than one of them… it could be a whole dynasty of idiots! Many of you know how I feel about underlayment. It’s great until you have to tear it out. It then becomes […]

All About Flooring

Friday, March 10th, 2006

That’s right, I’m starting a new category. Well… I’m kinda replacing Stories of Flooring. See here’s the deal. There’s a lot I know about hardwood flooring, and there’s a lot that many of you don’t know about hardwood flooring. There are also a lot of things I really want to let out to the general […]

One fine week

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Thank God for Friday. The week is finally over. This weeks job was not one that made me smile and think about puppies. What’s that? You want me to tell you all about it? Ok. It all began when my boss said “Remember our job in Divide?” This was a bad sign right away. Divide […]

To catch you up…

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

So, I haven’t posted in a week or so, and you know what that means! It’s time to play Steve – writes – a – really – long – post – about – all – the – stuff – he’s – done – this – week – and – uses – it – as – […]

Don’t be a stupid homeowner.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

I am writing this because I am sick of dealing with the effects of working for stupid homeowners. In the following post, you will find a list of things to expect/do when you are paying to have someone do something that has to do with hardwood flooring. I give you: A Homeowners Guide to not […]

Tools That Make You Grunt

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Welcome to Stories of Flooring. In today’s episode, I’ll be talking about three of the baddest tools we use on the job.

Extreme Flooring Acrobatics (EFA)

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Extreme Flooring Acrobatics. An interesting activity, to say the least. Its usefulness, however, is not to be belittled. Allow me to elaborate. EFA most often begins with a mistake. Someone locks themselves out of an entrance that is now inaccessible from any other area in the house; someone forgets their car keys on a counter […]

Feet, Rocks, and a Nazi

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

“You should probably be in your socks for this. Actually, you should really go barefoot.” Yessssss That’s right, kids, Stories of Flooring is back, and this time it’s barefooted! I love refinish jobs ’cause once we get to the staining/sealing/finishing phase, we have to do it barefoot. Which is a definite plus since I usually […]

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 […]