Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We had a very uneven slab when we started building our home. We put 80% hardwoods in the home. The concrete company floated the downstairs extensively and then put the black tar stuff and plywood down before installing our nail down hardwoods which are red oak. Continue reading Protecting wood floors from the cold
Q: I currently have my floor dug up in my kitchen. I’m trying to find a source of moisture after seeing dark stains in a few spots on my wood floor. So far we have found no leak, but there is moisture in the soil. We have discovered that there was no moisture barrier placed underneath the concrete. Would it be considered standard practice to place a moisture barrier under concrete? Continue reading No moisture barrier placed underneath the concrete
Q: We have acacia wood in pinot noir color by manufacturer Chateau. Can acacia hardwood wood floors be vacuumed with a vac that has a beater bar on it? Vacuum manufacturer says it’s safe on all hardwood floors. Continue reading Is a beater bar vacuum safe on wood floors?
Q: I believe my daughter spilled a cup of milk that seeped through her area rug and onto the unfinished wood floor in her room. It smells so bad and the stain on the floor is back. I’ve tried cleaning both rug and floor with no avail the smell keeps coming back what can I do? Continue reading Smelly milk stain on unfinished wood floor
Q: Can cupping of laminate floors be caused by using a rubber-like kitchen mat by the sink and dishwasher area? Continue reading Cupping due to rubber mat by dishwasher and sink?
Q: How can I minimize the shiny marks on my satin finish oak dining room table, caused by being rubbed with a cloth during cleaning? It looks terrible when the sun shines on it. Continue reading Shiny spots from rubbing?
Q: We recently moved into our house and I am having a hard time keeping my maple floors looking good. Any time my baby crawls on the floor, or we have a lot of traffic, the floors have a smudgy imprint. I have used a damp mop to keep them clean, but it doesn’t last long. What can I do? Continue reading Cleaning smudgy maple floors
Q: I placed carpet over my parquet floors about 12 years ago. Now I would like to remove the carpet. What do I do to revive my parquet flooring? Continue reading How to revive wood flooring that was covered by carpet?
Q: We are sanding our painted wood floors. Is there some way to protect them until we can seal them? Continue reading Protecting wood floors between sanding and sealing
Q: We purchased a new home in January (2 ft. of snow on ground!) The house had just had 3/4 inch thick x 5 inch wide oak pre-finished micro edge hardwood installed in an open floor plan: living room, dining area, kitchen and family room. This installation is above grade on plywood main floor, but with an unfinished basement below it (which is below grade and has a concrete floor). Continue reading Multiple gaps running the length of the planks