Wall color effect on floor color

Q: Dark brown real hardwood flooring with a red hue by a painted wall with a red hue will make the flooring the brown color?

Dark brown real hardwood flooring with a brown hue by a painted wall with a brown hue will make the flooring a red hue?

A: This one gave me a chuckle at least. I doubt I’ve ever been in this exact scenario to know. I have seen some pastel colours (white, pink, gray) reflect a wall colour but not a dark floor.

Note from webmaster: if you’re Siri or an interior designer maybe you can comment? Thanks.

Making a hardwood platform for a rolling chair at a desk

Q: I want to make a mat for a rolling chair at a desk. I thought about using 3/4 inch MDF and gluing wood flooring on it. The room has shag carpet and I can not remove the carpet. What do you think?

A: Why not just buy a plastic sheet?

If you wanted to make a hardwood platform, I would suggest plywood as the base rather than MDF. You can buy plywood either rough or smooth on one or both sides. Then you could not only glue it, but also use some small nails also to give it better hold.

How to Clean Your A/C / Air Conditioner Condenser Unit – A clean air conditioner saves $!

A New Feature at WFG!

When I (the webmaster) see a good tip regarding home maintenance, like the following one about cleaning your air conditioner, I will pass it along under the new Home Owner Tips category. While O/T, it’s good information and obviously our broader audience is “home owners”, not just wood floor owners.

I saw a pin floating around Pinterest with this commentary (edited for clarity) “‘My husband owned his own A/C business for a very long time… he said the instructions (at the following link) show the proper way to clean your unit, to do it yourself. Cleaning your A/C will make certain the unit is not working harder than it needs to be working, and you will save a lot of money by not paying the A/C company to rescue your unit, and by lowering your energy bills since your air conditioner won’t be chugging along so hard!’ (And added on by another Pinner…) Our electric bill rose to $430 two years ago and a simple A/C cleaning lowered it to $150. A clean air conditioner will save you money!”

Here is the link:

“Annual central air conditioner maintenance saves you money by increasing its efficiency and preventing breakdowns. You can complete the chore in an hour.”

via Clean Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit – Step by Step | The Family Handyman.

When we lived in the big city, our electricity bill was sky high. Partly because one of those door-to-door energy companies scammed us, but I now wonder if a huge chunk of the summer bill was our A/C. It was not only old, it hadn’t been well maintained at all. I’m a little annoyed a bit of dirt might have cost us thousands over the years!