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What's on tap for wood & laminate flooring: Industry snapshot

Catalina Research is projecting a 3.9% decline in the installed value of flooring spending for 2020, despite the proliferation of home remodeling activity taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hard surface floorings, particularly products like wood and laminate flooring which could be used in DIY projects, have benefitted the most by homeowners leery of having a professional installer enter their home.

End cracks in rough lumber

When we receive rough lumber, there are end cracks, end checks and checking in the rough state. Further processing, drying, rough planning and gang ripping will expose more of these characteristics. Help please.