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The Craftique Tejas Maple Collection in Golden Palamino stain from Harris Wood features bold cross-directional hand-scraping that creates dramatic texture variations and complements stone floors such as granite and slate. Planks are 5" wide x 1/2" thick x random lengths. Photo courtesy Harris Wood.
The last two issues of the Commercial Flooring Report (May and June 2010) dealt with floor covering failures relative to the products themselves, installation and specification. In this issue I've asked Dave Gobis, LGM's ceramic tile consultant and expert troubleshooter, to share with us some of the more specific issues dealing with ceramic flooring complaints, problems and failures. This is a category of flooring that very few know much about. I consider Dave the most knowledgeable guy in the business. You'll see by his credentials at the end of his article how true that is.