And not insignificantly, the gymnasium also had a floor of hard, or rock, maple. From about the mid-1800's onward, maple flooring was popular because the wood was plentiful, so it was also inexpensive, but it was also durable and more stable. Maple flooring is harder than red oak, black walnut or cherry flooring, and its tight grain made it easier to clean and maintain.
Three words you don’t want to hear in the midst of a facility project. Inevitably, projects get behind for reasons out of our control. Delays in soil testing, production and weather snowball and affect the timeline.
If your project is behind, don’t cave into the temptation to rush the process. Pressuring contractors to play catch-up can compromise the project’s integrity.
James Carr, age 82, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Beloved husband of Mildred "Millie" Carr, loving father, grandfather and brother. Jim was inducted into the MFMA Hall of Fame in 2014. When Jim was asked why he spent 60 years in the flooring industry, he said the rewards he received were the projects he did, the friends he made and the satisfaction of knowing he did the best he could every day.
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