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Hardwood flooring Archaeology and the history of of hardwood floorlaying ,Sanding And finishing in Vancouver, BC Canada
Some of the history involves the people : From whom I have learned.
Raymond Crompton ( more than a legend )The Nicest Man I've ever known. You are Greatly Missed
Was the first to introduce spraying of moisture cured urethane on Gymnasium floors.
Invented apparatus to sand head walls on racquet courts.
He and His company sets the standard of excellence even till this day
Klause Chilasky( introduces Glitsa(tm)Bacca & poly urethane hybrid finish
Johnny MacMillan( Major talent & knowledge ) Descendants include the Corcorans
Joe White( all the way back to when floors were filled with linseed putty and rubbed off with gasoline and a burlap sack.
coating was done with Varnish
His theory& skill on trowel ling became the mainstay of the hardwood industry of the time
Larry Friesen( in loving memory) My friend past 1988
T Brent Rourke (in fond memory) brought the use of a 90lb polisher 16'' screen over raw wood.
Gordy Holtz ( one of the first non union contractors . He devised his own nailing pattern of one nail per board rows of 5 inches)
the only standard used at the time was 2 nails per board and rows of 6&1/2'' ( on inch and a third select flat grain floors)
Herb Burnstad( another contractor who established in approx 1956. a excellent Tradesman and co.
Delmar Duex( another flooring contractor who was one of the first to break off the main flooring companies of the era late 1950's
To be Continued.................
The other side is the treMain pageasures some hidden .
Belmont Drive Vancouver Lies a home over looking English Narrows
The quality of the entire home was like a cross between Buckingham Palace and Gloria Vanderbilt's mansion.
The wine vault s door was 6 feet High and 9 ft wide with a brass loop door handle about the size of and old 33LP.
Inside this wine cellar there were three tiers and ladders to reach everything about the size of a 2000 Sqft.home .
There was also hidden passage ways from the house to an underground boat house in the rock cliffs face.
This home was once owned by Nelson Skellbania A former Gladstone High School Graduate
He also went to school with my Mother June Evelyn Layton.
The hardwood floors:
The turret on the home a three level medieval stone tower. Had a sundial on each level so three.
The oily teak parquet surrounds the compass or the field.
half an arm of American Cherry , Half and arm I Black Walnut
the sundial arms are cut into this chevron by had the point as sharp as a knife.
The Sub floor was impressive
2 x 10'' joists that were finish capped from underneath And filled completely with sand.
to be continued
My own History and descendants of the House of Layton , The Clan Mac Duff and the German Moersch's of Wuertemberg