Gaps in wood floor over the winter

A: We moved into our new house last fall. Over the winter our floors started gapping. I contacted the home builder and he talked with the flooring guys and they said it was due to low humidity in the home. I installed a humidifier but by then the cold weather was almost over. I also bought a humidity gauge and it reads over 40% most of the time. Continue reading Gaps in wood floor over the winter

Vinegar and water to clean hardwood floors

Q: I read on your Q&A that you shouldn’t use oil / oily based cleaners on your hardwood floors. I knew that and I have been using vinegar and water for quite some time now but it doesn’t seem to have that great of an affect on the floors. They have little luster and therefore look dirty. Continue reading Vinegar and water to clean hardwood floors

Carpet or plastic runners

Q: Do you have any suggestions for covering maple hardwood flooring on entrance stairs. We’re just about finished sanding them down and we don’t know how to protect them after they’ve been varnished. Carpet or plastic runners maybe? Continue reading Carpet or plastic runners

Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine

by: Craig Mouldey

You have just installed hardwood flooring in your home. Now what? How do you keep your hardwood floors clean and shiny? Read the following Q&A in which two hardwood floor owners are asking just that. Continue reading Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine

V Groove with dirt stuck in it

Q: We have prefinished maple flooring installed in kitchen, living room/dinning room, master bedroom and down the stairs. My question is the groove “v” in the boards end and sides are dirty. Continue reading V Groove with dirt stuck in it