Need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors?

Q: Do you absolutely need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors? What if you have a dehumidifier and can keep the humidity in the acceptable range? Continue reading Need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors?

Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring?

Q: Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring? I recently replaced my tile runway and tiled kitchen with red oak to match my existing red oak wood floor that runs parallel. Now it’s all wood, but looks completely different. Continue reading Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring?

I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, with a vapor barrier

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, above grade, with a vapor barrier Rosen paper and Nailed down 3/4 Maple (Canadian!). What problems can I look forward to? Continue reading I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, with a vapor barrier

Is it okay to put a new oak floor over an old one?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Is it good to put a new oak floor over an old one, or is it better to tear up the old one and put new plywood boards and then install the new oak floor? Continue reading Is it okay to put a new oak floor over an old one?

Should we remove multiple layers of subfloor before installing?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: After removing carpet from my bedroom I discovered that there are 2 subfloors, one on top of another. Continue reading Should we remove multiple layers of subfloor before installing?

Remove and relocate old 3/8″ strip flooring to another room?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Is there any way to remove and relocate hardwood flooring to another room? We are remodeling our home and don’t want to lose our beautiful flooring. Continue reading Remove and relocate old 3/8″ strip flooring to another room?

Removing pine floors without damaging them

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Our pine floors are over 100 years old, and we have no subfloor. Our plan was to tear up the pine floors and put plywood down then put the original pine floors back down. Were then going to insulate with icynene (especially for damp places, that sticks to everything). How do I tear up these floors without damaging them further? Continue reading Removing pine floors without damaging them

Installing salvaged maple flooring

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I’ve got some dry, ¾ x 2 ½ inch salvaged maple flooring from an old school stage, and I was wondering what is the best way to install it.  Some of the tongue and grooves are damaged. Do I need to biscuit join these together or are they usable? Continue reading Installing salvaged maple flooring

Is there a wood floor product (epoxy? urethane?) that could be poured to level subfloor?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We have just finished installing hardwood flooring over radiant heating in our kitchen. We have one area approximately 15″ x 20″ that is not level and is noticeable when walking. Is there any wood floor product (epoxy, urethane) that could actually be poured into this “valley” in our floor and would dry level with the clear finish that the floor already has? We would rather not pull up the planks at this point. Continue reading Is there a wood floor product (epoxy? urethane?) that could be poured to level subfloor?

What type of tool should be used to install tongue and groove flooring?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: What type of tool should be used to install tongue and groove flooring? Continue reading What type of tool should be used to install tongue and groove flooring?