The Emerald Ash Borer

March 8th, 2018|Health & Safety|

Asia has given us many things that we enjoy. Nearly every invention has its roots with the Chinese and Japan and South Korea have greatly influenced our culture. For trees here in North America they are not so happy with Asia. The fungal blight that has decimated the American chestnut tree came from Asia and [...]

Check your shoes!

January 26th, 2017|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor, Health & Safety|

Winter is upon us and unless you live in a place like Florida we shouldn’t need to remind you of that fact. What wintertime brings can do a great deal of damage to your beautiful reclaimed wood floor. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will hopefully help you keep your floor [...]

Formaldehyde and Reclaimed Wood Flooring

April 20th, 2016|Health & Safety|

Your wood flooring might be making you sick and you don't even know it! Formaldehyde is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and is the noxious/poisonous/carcinogenic/really bad gas that has been in the flooring "news" for the past six months or so because of Lumber Liquidators.  It is a naturally occurring compound present in the atmosphere [...]