Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Jersey Master Craftsman Restores and Protects Damaged 375-Year-Old Rotten Wood Using Waterlox

When one of our most dedicated customers found a 375-year-old piece of semi-rotten wood that was likely going to be thrown out, Master Craftsman Eric looked at it as a challenge.
"It was rotten, full of sponge-like wood sections and it had cracks, and holes all over," he said. "I think most people would've discarded the wood immediately. But through the use of a thinned epoxy almost fully penetrated through the thickness of the plank we stabilized the material and filled the holes.
"Then, using Waterlox, we were able to give it a furniture grade appearance, avoiding the 'plastic' look associated with epoxies. It's truly a testament to Waterlox and how it brings out the natural beauty of wood."
If you live in New Jersey and would like to contact this Master Craftsman, email Kellie Hawkins and she will connect you with Eric!

Have an Entry to win an NWFA Wood Floor of the Year Award?

Think your Waterlox-finished floor has what it takes to win an NWFA Wood Floor of the Year award? Then enter today! Click here for the NWFA Wood Floor of the Year contest entry forms. Deadline for entry is January 11th, 2013.

This year's awards will be announced during the 2013 NWFA Expo Awards Luncheon on April 4, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Show the design community and your peers that your floors stand out from the rest. Entries are being accepted in the following categories:

Best Residential
Best Commercial
Best Restoration
Best Reclaimed
Best Manufacturer Factory Finished
Best Limited Species
Best CNC/Laser Cut
Best Extreme Makeover
Members' Choice
Designers' Choice

To enter your floor, submit one 8” x 10” color photo, one CD with a digital image of the same photo, and the entry form, which can be downloaded here.

Please mail all submissions to our St. Louis headquarters at:

Wood Floor of the Year Contest
National Wood Flooring Association
111 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Contact NWFA at 800-422-4556 with any additional questions. Good luck!