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Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago Grand Staircase

University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall

Designed in 1916 by the firm Shepley, Rutan & Collidge, the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago began life as a women’s gymnasium and social center. Lovingly maintained for nearly 100 years, the magnificent interior of the building features decorative oak wainscoting, a molded plaster ceiling with medallions and marvelous oak flooring.  Today […]

Wood Floor Seasoning

Wood Seasoning: The Secret to a Great Wood Floor What’s most interesting is someone can purchase a truck, buy tools, print up some business cards, and consider himself a flooring professional. Generally if you were to ask that person to show you his Moisture Meter or his Thermo-Hygrometer the answer would be “What’s that?” It […]