I’m Totally Floored!
You know how interesting it is to talk with someone who is passionate something? It almost doesn’t matter what the topic is – it’s just fun to see all that enthusiasm and amazing knowledge about a subject.
We felt that way last week when Charles Peterson (and his 2 sons) came to the bookshop to talk about his new book, Wood Flooring: A Complete Guide to Layout, Installation & Finishing. There doesn’t seem to be anything he doesn’t know about wood flooring! He spoke to a packed house about woods, proper installation and construction methods. He told about incorrect installations that had actually moved the walls of one house. He showed how one company actually has incorrect installation instructions for builders, which has left untold numbers of homeowners with problems down the road. Yikes!
The book is not only beautiful, it was thoughtfully prepared. When he was working on the book, he would give people who knew nothing about wood flooring some of the instructions and set them to work. This way he could see if his instructions made sense to just the everyday homeowner. How smart is that?
If you’re putting in a wood floor, be sure to get a copy of this book, first!
Take a look at the floor he created for the book…isn’t it amazing? Well the judges from the National Wood Flooring Association thought so and awarded him the 2009 Floor of the Year award.