Fear of water vapor when installing hardwood floor

Q: Our house was built in 1976. I am unsure of how thick the slab on grade is, but my wife is concerned about the emission of water vapor now after cruising the internet as I just started to lay down the hard wood floor. THANK YOU INTERNET, THANK YOU. Before I go any further, I need some re-assurance to ease her worries or a slap on my wrist with re-education to what I have been taught. Continue reading Fear of water vapor when installing hardwood floor

Is it easier/cheaper to remove parquet versus wood strip flooring?

Q: Is it easier/cheaper to remove parquet versus wood strip flooring?

A: Parquet is generally glued down compared to strip which Continue reading Is it easier/cheaper to remove parquet versus wood strip flooring?

Could I damage the foundation pulling up old floor boards in this old house?

Q: I have pinewood flooring in a 100-year-old house–2.5 wide boards, not planks. There is no subfloor, with the boards sitting right on joists. I want to install a new hardwood floor, and thus a subfloor. Continue reading Could I damage the foundation pulling up old floor boards in this old house?