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Wood Floor Business

Wood Floor Business serves the wood flooring industry exclusively. Hardwood flooring professionals rely on Wood Floor Business as an essential educational tool, with articles on everything from sanding and finishing techniques to industry trends and tips on running a profitable business.

Wood Floor Business is published by Athletic Business Media Inc., a third-generation, family-owned business based in Madison, Wis. AB Media created and published Hardwood Floors Magazine for 29 years until its transition to the Wood Floor Business brand in November 2016. Established in 1976, AB Media produces an international conference and trade show and has two other magazines: Athletic Business, for the athletic and fitness industry, and Aqua, for the swimming pool and spa industry.

Click to view:  Vol.31, No.4 August / September 2018
Vol.31, No.4  16.49 MB  Uploaded: August 23rd, 2018

ON THE COVER
The iconic cork floors of St. Mary of the Angels church in New Zealand required a daring installation. For more, see page 74.


Click to view:  Vol.31, No.3 June / July 2018
Vol.31, No.3  23.26 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
Truck & Van Contest Most Unique winner Jonas Starita of Starita Hardwood Floors. For more, see page 43.


Click to view:  Vol.31, No.2 April / May 2018
Vol.31, No.2  17.14 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
2018 Wood Floor Business Design Awards Best Commercial winner Schmidt Custom Floors Inc. For more, see page 49. Photo: Dale Hall Photography


Click to view:  Vol.31, No.1 February / March 2018
Vol.31, No.1  18.07 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
Four-year-old Connor Griffith helps his dad, Cody Griffith, on a job site. For more, see page 53.


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.7 December 2017 / January 2018
Vol.30, No.7  18.48 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
Schenck and Company Owner Greg Schenck stands with Builders West Inc. Project Manager Jim Lotspeich. For more, see page 40. Photo: Steve Chenn


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.6 Resource Book 2018
Vol.30, No.6  20.99 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
A 5-inch plainsawn white oak floor with a cerused finish. Project by Flavin Architects, Boston. Photo by Nat Rea Photography.


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.5 October / November 2017
Vol.30, No.5  14.92 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
Divine Flooring Louis XIV Collection distributed by Kaswell Flooring Systems. Photo courtesy Kaswell Flooring Systems


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.4 August / September 2017
Vol.30, No.4  15.45 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

ON THE COVER
O'Cephus Starks Jr. does a quad stretch that helps counter the rigors of contracting. For more, see page 41. Photo: Kim M. Wahlgren


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.3 June / July 2017
Vol.30, No.3  15.04 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

ON THE COVER:
Truck & Van Contest Best Exterior Graphics winner Tom Koczur of Signature Innovations LLC. For more, see page 46. Photo illustration: Lauren Justice


Click to view:  Vol.30, No.2 April / May 2017
Vol.30, No.2  16.23 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

ON THE COVER:
Wood Floor Business Design Awards Next Generation winner Parquet Nobre. For more, see page 63. Photo: Denilson Machado


February / March 2017
Vol.30, No.1  22.10 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

ON THE COVER:
Contractor Patrick Dymora, 23, is an anomoly in an industry facing a dearth of younger workers. For more, see page 52. Photo by Lauren Justice.


December 2016 / January 2017
Vol.29, No.7  30.06 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

ON THE COVER:
A riftsawn white oak project by Apex Wood Floors in a Chicago penthouse. Photo by Tony Soluri. For more, see page 74.


Resource Book 2017
Vol.29, No.6  49.22 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
The Culture Bookstore in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Studio mk27 -- Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka and Mariana Ruzante. The floor is FSC-certified, 42-by-3-cm peroba mica.

Photo by Fernando Guerra


October / November 2016
Vol.29, No.5  26.98 MB  Uploaded: May 22nd, 2017

ON THE COVER:
The Tobin Center's transforming floor in San Antonio, Texas. Photo courtesy Tobin Center. For more, see page 82.


August / September 2016
Vol.29, No.4  25.66 MB  Uploaded: August 15th, 2016

ON THE COVER:
A home in a renovated three-bay barn. Photo by Rob Karosis.

The Green Issue 2016


June / July 2016
Vol.29, No.3  28.87 MB  Uploaded: August 15th, 2016

ON THE COVER:
Wood Floor of the Year 2016 Members' Choice Winner Archetypal Imagery Corp. For more, see page 51. Photo by Bob Linder Digital Media LLC


April / May 2016
Vol.29, No.2  26.84 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

ON THE COVER:
A custom white oak chevron floor in Newport Beach, Calif. Photo courtesy Gaetano Hardwood Floors.


February / March 2016
Vol.29, No.1  29.66 MB  Uploaded: February 9th, 2016

ON THE COVER:

A historic Michigan inn gets a new life, including spectacular ultra-custom wood flooring. Photo by Andrew Zecchini.


Resource Book 2016
Vol.28, No.8  18.64 MB  Uploaded: December 10th, 2015

2016 Resource Book of the Wood Flooring Industry


December 2015 / January 2016
Vol.28, No.7  12.06 MB  Uploaded: December 10th, 2015

On The Cover:

Surfaces Issue: Exhibitor Showcase
Slab RH Testing
Red Oak vs White Oak

Product Focus:
Unfinished Domestic Wood Flooring


October / November 2015
Vol.28, No.5  6.13 MB  Uploaded: October 19th, 2015

On the Cover:

A prefinished engineered European white oak floor installed by Woodwright Hardwood Floor Co.

Photo by Garrett Rowland.


August / September 2015
Vol.28, No.4  6.65 MB  Uploaded: August 20th, 2015

On the Cover:
A custom medallion in a professional baseball player's Arizona mansion. For more, see page 48. Photo by Mark Boisclair Photography Inc.


June / July 2015
Vol.28, No.3  5.76 MB  Uploaded: June 24th, 2015

On the Cover:
2015 NWFA Wood Floor of the Year Members' Choice and Limited Species winner Real Antique Wood. For more, see page 49.
Photo by Chris Saraceno.


April / May 2015
Vol.28, No.2  9.25 MB  Uploaded: May 29th, 2015

On the Cover:

White oak flooring at the St. Louis Art Museum. For more, see page 16.
Photo by Alise O'Brien Photography


February / March 2015
Vol.28, No.1  9.23 MB  Uploaded: January 27th, 2015

On the Cover:

Engineered walnut flooring by Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company climbs the walls. For more, see page 98.

Photo by Thomas McConnell.


December 2014 / January 2015
Vol.27, No.7  6.93 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Ipe in the weight room at the University of Oregon football team's Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. For more, see page 48.

Photo by Eric Evans Photo.


Resource Book 2015
Vol.27, No.6  10.01 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood floor by M & D Flooring LLC in Wailuku, Hawaii.

Photo: All Rights Reserved 2013 Tropical Light


October / November 2014
Vol.27, No.5  5.78 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

A custom inlay by Ourada Designs; for more see page 66.

Photo by Jay Cousins.


August / September 2014
Vol.27, No.4  8.03 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The original oak square-edge flooring at Birmingham, England's Aston Hall, built in the early 1600s.

Photo copyright Birmingham Museums Trust.


June / July 2014
Vol.27, No.3  6.18 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

2014 Wood Floor of the Year Members' Choice winner Ourada Designs. More on page 51.

Photo by Jay Cousins.


April / May 2014
Vol.27, No.2  13.44 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The Laura Turner Concert Hall at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo by Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing


February / March 2014
Vol.27, No.1  6.29 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The "breathing" wood floor at the addition to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. For more, see page 48.

Photo by Robert Polidori.


December 2013 / January 2014
Vol.26, No.7  5.56 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Yellow birch flooring at the Fogo Island Inn in Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland.

Photo by Iwan Baan.


Resource Book 2014
Vol.26, No.6  10.92 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

FSC-certified engineered walnut wood flooring with an aluminum oxide finish manufactured and installed by Dallas- based Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company Inc.


October / November 2013
Vol.26, No.5  12.13 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Fumed, pigmented and pre-oiled oak flooring in a Rome home by architect Fabiola Ferrarello of fareformeabitate.

Photo by Lucio Virzi (luvi.it).


August / September 2013
Vol.26, No.4  6.32 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Reclaimed white oak is just one green aspect of this ultra-green home.

For more, see page 48. Photo by Ken McCown.


June / July 2013
Vol.26, No.3  6.11 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood Floor of the Year winner in the Best Reclaimed category Schenck and Company. For more, see page 61.

Photo by Steve Chenn.


April / May 2013
Vol.26, No.2  12.43 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

In a Houston penthouse, an American walnut Versailles floor with burnished oil sealer coats by Houston-based Schenck and Company.

Photo by Steve Chenn Photography.


February / March 2013
Vol.26, No.1  8.20 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

End-grain alder graces the floors, walls and some ceilings at the new headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.

Photo by Sean Airhart/NBBJ.


December 2012 / January 2013
Vol.25, No.7  5.35 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Photo by Tim Hursley


Resource Book 2013
Vol.25, No.6  22.18 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Reclaimed longleaf pine floor with a wax finish by Schenck and Company, Houston, Texas.

Photo by Steve Chenn Photography.


October / November 2012
Vol.25, No.5  5.01 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Maple flooring by Nydree Flooring in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

Photo copyright Tim Griffith


August / September 2012
Vol.25, No.4  8.97 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

An end-grain floor installed by young students at Oxford, Mich.-based Upland Hills School. For more, see page 17.

Photo by Zecchini Photography.


June / July 2012
Vol.25, No.3  5.71 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

NWFA Wood Floor of the Year 2012 Members' Choice and Best Residential winner Archetypal Imaginary Remodeling Corp.

Photo by Vartan Arutyunian


April / May 2012
Vol.25, No.2  16.91 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

A Brazilian cherry, American walnut and maple floor located in Naples, Fla.

Photo copyright Laurence Taylor; courtesy of Creative Tile and Hardwood Floors, Naples, Fla.


February / March 2012
Vol.25, No.1  8.26 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Unusual accommodations at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort.
Photo courtesy of Hilton Worldwide.


December 2011 / January 2012
Vol.24, No.7  7.00 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Helzberg Hall, part of the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. For more, see page 44.
Photo by Tim Hursley


Resource Book 2012
Vol.24, No.6  15.75 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Photo by Joseph C. Justice Jr. istockphoto.com


October / November 2011
Vol.24, No.5  5.57 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Prefinished engineered maple flooring.
Photo by Gregory Johnston.


August / September 2011
Vol.24, No.4  6.66 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

A NASA satellite image of the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian state of Rondonia. For more, see page 41. Image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response at NASA GSFC.


June / July 2011
Vol.24, No.3  5.77 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

NWFA Wood Floor of the Year winner Precision Floorcrafters Inc. For more, turn to page 47.


April / May 2011
Vol.24, No.2  10.79 MB  Uploaded: December 12th, 2014

On the Cover:

Reclaimed gym flooring in the Madison Children's Museum in Madison, Wis.

Photograph by Zane Williams, copyright 2011.


February / March 2011
Vol.24, No.1  8.76 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The Evelyn W. Foster Learning Center at the Seattle Central Library.

Photo by Lara Swimmer, courtesy of Ann Hamilton Studio. Floor designed by artist Ann Hamilton and installed by Rubenstein's.


December 2010 / January 2011
Vol.23, No.7  5.54 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Photo by Rich Sistos Photography. Wood floor by Apex Wood Floors Inc. in Chicago.


Resource Book 2011
Vol.23, No.6  21.55 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Photo by Rich Sistos Photography. Wood floor by Apex Wood Floors Inc. in Chicago.


October / November 2010
Vol.23, No.5  5.83 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Photo copyright Dan Cunningham | PXL Creative


August / September 2010
Vol.23, No.4  5.72 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Photo copyright Mailthepic|Dreamstime


June / July 2010
Vol.23, No.3  56.97 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The NWFA Wood Floor of the Year winner by Schmidt Custom Floors Inc. For more, see page 39.

Photo Courtesy of SC Johnson.


April / May 2010
Vol.23, No.2  9.47 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Antique southern heart pine flooring in historic Halcyon House in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. For a preview of the NWFA con- vention in D.C. this month, see page 63.

Photo by Patrick O'Brien Photography.


February / March 2010
Vol.23, No.1  7.29 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Ipe flooring adds beauty to an Austin renovation. For more, see page 39.
Photo by Paul Bardagjy.


December 2009 / January 2010
Vol.22, No.7  13.96 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Wide-plank walnut flooring in a Wisconsin Northwoods retreat. For more, see page 48. Photo by Jeffrey Jacobs Photography Inc.


2010 Resource Book
Vol.22, No.6  17.51 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Photo by David L. Moore.


October / November 2009
Vol.22, No.5  7.09 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Prefinished Natural Oak by Nature Flooring.
Photo by Phantasee Photo


August / September 2009
Vol.22, No.4  9.28 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:
Ash-borer infested trees are used throughout this Ann Arbor library. For more, see page 44. Photo by Jim Haefner.


June / July 2009
Vol.22, No.3  4.69 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood Floor of the Year winner Woodwright Hardwood Floor Co.
Photo by Chas McGrath.


April / May 2009
Vol.22, No.2  9.10 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

The jarrah "bridge" in a Scottsdale, Ariz., home.

Photo by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC.


February / March 2009
Vol.22, No.1  8.62 MB  Uploaded: December 12th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood floors are part of the state-of-the art University of Oregon Athletic Medicine Center. For more, see page 90.

Photo by Basil Childers.


December 2008 / January 2009
Vol.21, No.7  11.05 MB  Uploaded: December 11th, 2014

On the Cover:

Maple and teak flooring complement this billiard room's nautical theme. More on page 106.

Photo Warren Lieb.


October / November 2008
Vol.21, No.5  7.90 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood flooring is part of the hip Uniqlo store in New York City.

Photo by Jay Rosenblatt.


August / September 2008
Vol.21, No.4  29.09 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

The LEED-Platinum-certified Aldo Leopold Legacy Center. For more, see page 114.

Photo by David Stluka.


June / July 2008
Vol.21, No.3  7.50 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

Wood Floor of the Year winner Palembas Hardwood Floors, Inc.
For more, see page 66.

Photo by Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography.


April / May 2008
Vol.21, No.2  16.00 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

A modern Memphis icon. For more, see page 98.

Photo by Jeffrey Jacobs.


February / March 2008
Vol.21, No.1  10.06 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

The Style Hotel Vienna. For more, see page 130.

Photo by Harald Eisenberger.


December 2007 / January 2008
Vol.20, No.7  12.40 MB  Uploaded: December 15th, 2014

On the Cover:

A renovated Victorian gem in San Francisco.
For more, see page 72.

Photo by Matthew Millman,www.matthewmillman.com.