Entries by Schenck & Company

Thank you for the kind words.

We appreciate the feedback we received after running a few ads in the Houston edition of Architectural Digest. After hearing positive things from some of our most respected colleagues, we decided to add an Advertising page to our website and feature a few of our favorite ads, both past, and present. Should we ad more? […]

Showroom flood, May 2015

When Houston’s Memorial Day Weekend floods left approximately 6” of water in our Showroom and offices, we put our own wood floor drying techniques to the test. Through the use of fans, dehumidifiers, and floor drying mats, we are happy to report the floors are back to normal. We can provide the same service for […]

Wood floors as nature intended.

As many of you know, I’m a Texan through and through. But when it comes to wood flooring, I look for ideas everywhere, even outside the Lone Star state. This time, my research took me all the way to The Netherlands where I found one of the most exciting products to hit the industry in […]

Water damage? We can fix that.

At Schenck & Company, we’re happy to announce that we have a new tool in our wood floor repair kit: floor-drying mats. These highly efficient mats can help save wooden floors that have been damaged by plumbing leaks and even minor flooding. They work much more quickly than dehumidifiers alone and they’re substantially more cost-effective […]

What’s your favorite finish?

People ask me all the time to recommend a finish for their wood floors. I personally love hand-rubbed wax and European oil finishes. But what I like personally may not be the best choice for your home or your family’s lifestyle. It’s important to consider how you live and to what sort of long-term maintenance […]

Touch up or total refinish?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people comment about the inconvenience of having the wood floors in their homes refinished. Comments like “Our floors really need to be sanded but it’s such a mess.” Or, “I’d like to have my floors redone but I don’t want to move out of the house.” […]

How Did Your Floors Weather The Storm?

Hurricane Ike left his mark, alright, and not the kind many of us want to remember. Even the Schenck Company showroom experienced minor flooding, despite my efforts to clear debris from the storm drain on North Main Street in front of our building. Thanks for the many phone calls from our friends who saw this […]

You Learn Something New Every Day

I can’t remember who said “You’re never too old to learn” but it’s certainly true. I’ve been in the business for many years yet every time I attend the National Wood Flooring Association’s Education Conference, as I did this Spring, I learn something new. This year, as you might expect, there was a lot of […]