Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors achieves Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification
Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors in Milford, OH, has become the only flooring retailer in southwestern Ohio to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) to supply hardwood flooring that qualifies as certified wood under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.
FSC is the only certification accepted for sustainably certified wood under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rules. Meeting these rules governs whether a commercial or residential building project achieves LEED certification, which can qualify the owner for tax abatements.
In order for FSC wood to qualify for LEED credit, the retailer who sells the wood also must be certified, said Bobby Ammerman, Chain-of-Custody (CoC) administrator for the Center for Forest and Wood Certification, based in Lexington, KY.
“FSC certification ensures that the chain of custody, from the forest to the jobsite, is not broken,” Ammerman said. “Schumacher’s certification means it has procedures in place to order and receive FSC-certified goods, and get them to the jobsite and installed, in a manner that guarantees the goods have not been altered or mixed with non-FSC products.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Water-based stains offer better indoor-air quality and a different aesthetic, but applying them requires an experienced professional
The question is easily overlooked. Most of us would assume this knowledge is a given.
But applying water-based stain requires a completely different technique than what is used with traditional oil-based products. And so can applying a water-based polyurethane over the water-based stain.
“If you try to use these stains like traditional products, you most likely will not be happy with the final appearance of your floor,” says Roy Young, quality control manager at Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors. “And you will face the costs of refinishing in order to fix it.” Read the rest of this entry »
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