A certified Advanced Master Craftsman with over 30 years of experience in the flooring business, Peterson shares his expertise on the materials and methods used to install strip and plank flooring in modern homes.

He covers the essentials, including the physical properties of common woods, estimating materials, and preparing the jobsite, as well as specialized topics such as soundproofing floors and installing wooden flooring over radiant-heat concrete slabs.

He devotes several chapters to a wide range of decorative techniques, from installing borders and aprons to parquetry and other ornamental inlay work. Various professional sanding and finishing methods are described, and a final chapter details how to diagnose and fix many flooring problems.

Hardcover, 9 1/2" × 11 1/4", 330 pages, 2010. Packed with tips, the material is well researched and presented in an easy-to-read format.