Floors look awful after DIY job

Q: I took my floors down to bare wood.. sanded, stained them dark, and poly-ed 5 coats of water based poly. Now a few months later, my dog has managed to scrape, and scratch the floor with everyday wear, so that now it looks AWFUL! Continue reading Floors look awful after DIY job

L shape room and laying hardwood

Q: I have a design question. We would like to change our living room and dining room floors from carpet to hardwood. The problem we have is that both rooms are an open concept and form an “L” shape. We are not sure how to lay the hardwood direction wise to obtain a nice look. Continue reading L shape room and laying hardwood

Bubbling between boards after DIY job

Q: About 4 months ago we put down new 3/4″ thick oak flooring (unfinished). We thought we followed the proper procedures the whole way through, but we are very quickly noticing something did not go right. Continue reading Bubbling between boards after DIY job