Hardwood Flooring Industry Madness

Happy Memorial Day Weekend – Please read.

March Madness is the norm. This madness, however, is not unique to college basketball; such madness is also present in the hardwood flooring industry.

After 30 years of hardwood industry experience, I must say I have never been so disappointed with the market to which I have dedicated half my life.

It is not hard to see that the market has shifted. While economic change is inevitable in any market, ours has taken a turn for the worse. We now live in a marketing age full of Lumber Liquidators and Empire Today ads. Liquidators has misled many into believing Select Grade* (a low grade) is the best grade and is comparable to Clear. Empire Today promotes next day installation while, in reality, 95% of all quality ¾” hardwood flooring should acclimate in the house for 1 or 2 weeks prior to installation.

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