March 1, 2018

I strive to keep my work clean and safe when it comes to any task I take on.  Especially when working inside of the home on things like hardwood floors.  This is why I use dust extraction and collection machines with all my sanding equipment.  Not only does it allow fo...

February 9, 2018

Have you ever had trouble identifying wood species on a hardwood floor?  I am usually decent at being able to identify species and grade on some of the more common species.  However recently I was looking at a job for a new client and I ran into a tricky one.  It’s a s...

February 1, 2018

I recently tried a new product line for floor finishes and it’s quickly becoming my favorite.  The manufacturer is called Loba-Wakol.  “Loba and Wakol are leading suppliers for adhesives and finishes within the flooring industry with innovative solutions and systems fr...

January 25, 2018

Renting tools, almost never works out for me.  I get reminded of this from time to time and I wanted to share some of the reasons why.  I’ll use hardwood floor sanding machines as my example because that’s what I’ve had most experience with.  I’ve been installing and f...

September 11, 2017

I recently took a trip to Denver, Colorado to take a training course at Lagler North America.  Lägler is a German company founded in 1956 that produces floor sanding equipment.  The training course they offer at their only American facility is called Premium Sanding Tr...

July 22, 2017

Tile leveling systems can be a real time saver and are basically a requirement for a lot of the large format tiles we are faced with today.  With the ever growing market for larger format tiles the market grows for leveling systems as well.  This is something that I ha...

February 21, 2017

Here is a short video of Nate and I tiling a bathtub surround in Oakwood Ohio. 

February 1, 2017

1.Baron Fig Confidant Hardcover Notebook- This notebook is my go-to for estimating and taking notes.  Its got a lot of awesome features but these are the two most important to me.  First of all it opens flat.  Seems pretty simple but if you’ve had a non-spiral notebook...

January 16, 2017

I wanted to take a minute to talk about GRK screws versus nails when it comes to building. I believe there is a time and place for both, but the focus of this blog will be screws. Let’s get the nails conversation out of the way first.

If I’m rough framing or sheathing a...

January 10, 2017

Western redcedar (not a typo, I swear) is one of my favorite materials to work with when it comes to exterior work on homes. In my opinion it’s far superior to its counterpart,  pressure-treated pine. There are many reasons for this, such as its friendliness to the env...

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