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NWFA Wood Talk
36 minutes | 5 days ago
A Conversation with Kevin Mullany of Benchmark Wood Floors
Brett Miller is joined by Kevin Mullany of Benchmark Wood Floors to discuss Kevin's history in the hardwood flooring industry, how to create a sense of teamwork with staff, finding the best employees, the benefits of NWFA certification, and more.
40 minutes | a month ago
A Conversation with Stephen and Matthew Young of Young Brothers Hardwood Flooring
Stephen and Matthew Young of Young Brothers Hardwood Flooring discuss how best to build knowledge and confidence in the hardwood flooring industry, pushing past your competition, and risking failure in pursuit of progress.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
A Conversation with Matt Thrane of Gehl Flooring Supply
Brett Miller and Matt Thrane from Gehl Flooring Supply discuss the important but sometimes overlooked role that distributors have in the hardwood flooring industry and how they act as bridges between contractors and manufacturers.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
A Conversation with Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home - Part 3
In the third and final part of a conversation with Brett Miller and guest Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home, discuss the proper cleaning and maintenance of wood floors, common misconceptions, and why sometimes less is more.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
A Conversation with Lisbeth Calandrino
A business owner, speaker, and author, Lisbeth Calandrino discusses her unique approach to selling, how to better build a brand, the true importance of installers, advice for retailers, planning for success in the year ahead, and more.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
A Conversation with Ben Suer of Diamond Wood Floors
Brett Miller chats with Ben Suer, owner of Diamond Wood Floors, about his experiences in the hardwood flooring industry, the importance of finding a mentor, and how perseverance and hard work can pay off in the long run.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
A Conversation with Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home - Part 2
Brett Miller and guest Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home discuss the idea of hardwood floors as investment, and why hardwood flooring can be considered a healthy choice.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
A Conversation with Toby Merrill of DuraSeal
Brett Miller chats with Toby Merrill, Contractor Specialist at DuraSeal, about his transition from running his own business to working for a major manufacturer, and advice on those starting out in the hardwood flooring industry.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
A Conversation with Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home - Part 1
Brett Miller and guest Emily Morrow of Emily Morrow Home discuss herperspective on hardwood flooring, including the value that real woodbrings to a home, benefits and misconceptions about engineered hardwoodflooring, and more.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
A Conversation with Steve Brattin of SVB Wood Floors
Steve Brattin of SVB Wood Floors in Kansas City talks about differences between hardwood flooring markets, his experience with the NWFA Board of Directors, and the NWFA Certified Professionals Board of Directors, the importance of getting involved with the NWFA, and the value of being NWFA certified.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
A Conversation with Kelsey Quigg, Technical/Product Manager for Pallmann
Brett Miller and Kelsey Quigg, Technical/Product Manager for Pallmann, a division of Uzin-Utz North America, discuss finish trends in the hardwood flooring industry, and how new equipment has changed the physically demanding health risks we have historically exposed ourselves to when sanding a floor.
18 minutes | 5 months ago
A Conversation with Wayne Lee
Brett Miller chats with Wayne Lee from Middle Tennessee Lumber Co. about his beginnings in the industry and his unique perspective on sanding, finishing and industry trends.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
A Conversation with Karl Salzmann of Floor Protector Fidbox
Brett Miller and and Karl Salzmann discuss the importance and use of data loggers in the wood flooring trade. They also explore the rise of the "smart floor," and how data loggers are a game-changer for helping the end-user reduce environmentally-caused failures in their real wood floors.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
A Conversation with Kjell Nymark, NWFA Certification Manager
Brett Miller and Kjell Nymark, NWFA Certification Manager, discuss NWFA's Certified Wood Floor Inspector program's evolution. They analyze the Inspector school and prerequisites to get there, and they explain why the industry continues to uphold NWFA Certified Wood Floor Inspectors as the best-of-the-best.
42 minutes | 6 months ago
A Conversation with NWFA Regional Instructor, Ben Totta
Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President of Education & Certification and NWFA Regional Instructor, Ben Totta, discuss how he grew his hardwood flooring company, how to build a successful company culture and his experiences with the NWFA Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
A Conversation with Jeremy Farmer from Glitsa
Jeremy Farmer discusses his background as a wood floor craftsman, business owner, his transition from contractor to Technical Sales Rep for Glitsa, and one of his favorite hobbies, BBQ.
53 minutes | 7 months ago
A Conversation with Doug Muscanell
Brett Miller and Doug Muscanell, Muscanell Millworks founder, discuss the milling processes, acclimation, and several critical components of using wood in the desert climate. Doug shares some of his history in the wood industry, what motivated him to open a wood flooring mill in the high desert region of southwestern Colorado, and how he has carved out a niche business in one of the most challenging climates for wood flooring.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
A Conversation with NWFA Regional Instructor, Michael Dittmer
NWFA Wood Talk Podcast - Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President of Education & Certification and longtime NWFA Regional Instructor, Michael Dittmer, discuss Michael's experiences in the hardwood flooring industry, the importance of always improving, and best practices for working with customers.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
A Conversation with Charles Peterson of Charles Peterson Signature Flooring, Part Two
Brett Miller interviews Charles Peterson about the importance of educating clients, the true meaning of acclimation, and why it is important to sell wood floors that fit the home.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
A Conversation with Charles Peterson, Part One
Brett Miller interviews Charles Peterson of Charles Peterson Signature Flooring about his history and experience in the hardwood flooring information, his journey as an author, and his quest to be the best professional possible. Look for Part Two of this interview next week.About Charles Peterson:https://cpwoodfloors.com/about-2/credentials/
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