Q: I am in the process of choosing a new unfinished floor. My question is, if I choose a floor that is distressed with saw cut swirls in it will the wood eventually become rough and catch your socks? Continue reading Will distressed floors snag our socks?
Q: I just did a wood slice floor. Should I seal the wood before I poly it, and then grout? Or grout first, then seal and poly? Continue reading Finishing a wood slice floor
Q: I am in the process of buying solid hardwood maple flooring 2 1/4″ with 3/4″ thickness. I have been researching the web and have found numerous opinions, pros and cons on the use of a proper underlayment. Continue reading Proper underlayment for solid hardwood flooring
Q: I have finished hardwood floors throughout our house. I have a kitchen and living room that I am installing hardwood in, on either side of an already finished room. There is a transition strip now, but we’ll place in the new unfinished hardwood floors. I can’t sand down the entire house and stain and seal it. I want to try weaving in the new floor.Continue reading Weaving new floor into old
Q: I’m trying to salvage 3/4″ pine flooring from a house over 100 yrs. old that is scheduled to be razed. The 8 foot planks are nailed onto the joists, which are 12″ apart. Because there is so little space between joists, prying isn’t working well. Any suggestions for a frustrated DIYer? Continue reading Prying up pine flooring for salvaging
Q: Is glue down or nail down better for engineered wood flooring? This is for a 2nd floor/upstairs. Continue reading Is glue down or nail down better?
Q: I’m interested in using FloorMuffler or cork as an underlayment but the Pergo 10mm laminates I like happen to have an attached thin foam underlayment already. Should I just remove the attached underlayment and use my own? I’m going for a solid, non-hollow feel and sound. Thanks for your time! Continue reading Remove the attached underlayment and use my own?
Q: Is the presence of multiple wormholes acceptable in #1 common red oak hardwood flooring (up to 39 holes in one 47” plank)?
A: It is a lower grade of wood. The lower the grade, the Continue reading Wormholes in #1 common red oak hardwood flooring
Q: I have boxes of both Bellawood Ash and Short Leaf Acacia, both 3/4″ prefinished hardwood. The ash, from the US, has virtually no aroma. The acacia, an exotic hardwood, prefinished in China, has a strong aroma which I am attempting to vent. What is the aroma? Could it be just the wood scent, the poly, the aluminum oxide? Or something else? Continue reading Acacia wood smells?
Q: Can I store hardwood flooring in a cold house?
A: Sure. Just make sure when the time comes to install it that Continue reading Can I store hardwood flooring in a cold house?