Q: I am going to put hard wood in my entrance way and kitchen. I do not like the grain in oak. I do like walnut. Will it be durable enough for a hallway and kitchen? Continue reading Is walnut durable?
Q: How can you tell of an overwood issue before installing the wood floor? Continue reading How can you tell of an overwood issue before installing the wood floor?
Q: I got this 2-In-1 Flooring Nailer/Stapler (link here: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-flooring-air-nailer-stapler-97586.html) It worked fine with 3/4 thick Bellawood Brazilian cherry hardwood. Continue reading Size of cleats or staples for 5/16 hardwood
Q: I want wood flooring in my basement home office. I would like the industrial look of plywood (cut into 2’x 2′ squares) laid in a brick pattern then stained and sealed with acrylic polyurethane. Can this be done? Continue reading Industrial, brick pattern plywood look
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
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?
Q: There are new products out there, designed as sub floor material (ex: Super Seal) to be used instead of the typical plywood sub floor. These are cheaper and easier to install than plywood, but are they as good as plywood? Continue reading Super seal water proof membrane
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?
Q: How do I pull up a hardwood floor that was glued onto the subfloor without damaging it? Continue reading How do I pull up a hardwood floor that was glued onto the subfloor without damaging it?
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?