Q: When can I put an area rug down on a newly installed hardwood floor?
A: Is this pre finished? If so, immediately. If site finished, I would wait at least a week, depending on the finish used.
- Hardwood floor installed over concrete
I am having a hardwood floor installed over concrete. My installer said that he uses a thick epoxy glue and installs directly over the concrete. A friend told me that I should have some kind of a barrier?
- Newly installed oak wood floor is cupping
Q: We had 1/2 white oak installed in our dining and kitchen area to match the 40 year old oak floors. The contractor did not acclimate the new wood at our site. It is now cupping, but the old floors are not. Do you feel like he should replace the…
- Newly finished hardwood floor feels rough
My newly installed hardwood floors feel rough when you wipe your hand across them. Our contractor said he doesn't know of too many people who sit on the floor so it shouldn't be a problem. It feels this way after 4 coats of polyurethane. Is this the way it should…
- Newly installed floor w/ some boards cracking
Q: I recently had new hardwood floors installed. Now some of the boards are cracking. A: The boards probably had the cracks when installed, but now with environmental changes they are opening up. They may have to be removed and replaced.
- Floating hardwood floor
Is there such a thing as a floating hardwood floor? I have seen hardwood flooring that has a â€œuniclicâ€ design which looks like it can be floating. If so, what types of things should I consider for installing it in my new (less than 5 year old) condo? Would there…
- Hardwood floors installed over zipcrete
I live in a condo and recently had hardwood floors installed in my kitchen and living room. The contractor used nails versus glue. The original floor in my kitchen was vinyl and under the vinyl is zipcrete. I was told by another contractor that my floors should have been installed…