Finding an honest floor inspector

Q: My floors are popping after nearly 5 years. Here I am again with a follow up on the same subject. I called the inspector back to my house, and since he could never produce the pictures where the moisture is supposed to be. Continue reading Finding an honest floor inspector

Sanding particle board where it has buckled?

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: This is my problem. I have particle board throughout the house. The only area that I have a problem is where I installed self advise vinyl 12″ tile. The edges of the particle board have buckled up where they join to each other in some places. Continue reading Sanding particle board where it has buckled?

Bamboo flooring in a summer cottage

Q: I want to put bamboo flooring in a 4 season room at my summer home. We don’t run the heat in the winter except once a month for a weekend. The floor is insulated and we will be putting down three quarter inch plywood. Will this be a good choice? Continue reading Bamboo flooring in a summer cottage

Temporarily removing part of laminate floor

Q: The previous owner laid laminate flooring in the lounge. I need to remove part of the flooring to check the floor boarding underneath, because the floor has become springy near to the rear door. Is there an easy way to do this and preserve the laminate flooring that I have lifted? Continue reading Temporarily removing part of laminate floor

Laminate floor brand ID help

Q: Hello! Two years ago, I had a contractor install laminate wood flooring, which he purchased at Home Depot. I had water damage on a few and only need to replace 4 boards. I don’t have a brand name, but I think it’s Mohawk, maybe Shaw. There’s no model number, just a date stamp on the existing boards. Continue reading Laminate floor brand ID help