Q: Can a floating wood strip floor be taken up / salvaged and reinstalled with the adhesive method? Continue reading Can I salvage a floating wood strip floor?
Q: We salvaged some 7/8 quarter sawn, hard pine flooring. We would like to know how to clean off the varnish from the top side of the tongue edge of the boards? We have a scraper, however we are wondering if there is any easier way, as it seems that the varnish has turned to cement. Continue reading Clean off the varnish from the top side of the tongue of salvaged boards?
Q: I’m salvaging a gym floor. I bought old, damp (kept in carport) gym floor maple. I want to refinish it. Will the painted lines come off easily with sanding? Is drying it indoors a few weeks enough? Continue reading Salvaging a gym floor
Q: I want to install salvaged oak flooring strips 0.25′ x 1.75′ over existing 0.75′ fir flooring. What procedures should I follow? Continue reading I want to install salvaged oak flooring strips
Q: Should I use recovered beetle kill pine for flooring? What are the potential problems that could arise if I do? Continue reading Should I use recovered beetle kill pine for flooring?
Q: We installed a 100 year old salvaged floor that is heart pine. Although it is in pretty good shape, we want to clean it up a bit and fill the scratches and gouges. Everyone we have talked to wants to sand and refinish, but we don’t want to lose the ‘old’ look of the floor, since that is the charm. Continue reading Don’t want to lose the ‘old’ look of the floor by sanding
Q: I have removed some oak flooring from a renovation job in a house and plan on installing it in my house. I have removed all the nails from the back but there is some glue on the the back which is sometimes hard and sometimes brittle. What is the best method for removing glue? Continue reading Glue on back of salvaged wood
Q: I took out some old hardwood strip flooring from a renovation job and pulled out the nails from the back and plan on cutting out the damaged wood and re-installing the good wood in my home. I have put down a tongue and grove plywood subfloor and am wondering if finishing nails or using a glue would be the best way to install the old hardwood. Continue reading Installing salvaged old hardwood strip flooring
Q: I recently bought about 1200 feet of 2 1/4 birch flooring that was ripped out of a gym. I plan on laying this in my new house. The only problem is that the flooring has a fair bit if grit built up around the tongue and groove area. I need to remove this grit before I lay the floor, so that it will fit tightly together. Continue reading Grit built up in the tongue and groove of salvaged wood
Q: We just bought a 1950’s home with all original hardwood floors. They were covered in carpet and still in pristine shape. We’re in the process of remodeling the home, which includes moving several walls and expanding off the back of the house. We really want to save as much of the wood as we can and reuse it in the main part of the house. Continue reading We really want to save as much of the wood as we can