Q: How long does it take for locking hardwood floors to settle? We installed locking hardwood floors in the living room and you can see the floor move when you walk on it near the fireplace.
A: Do you mean click joint laminate? It is floating, so some movement wouldn’t be a surprise. If you have a dip in the sub structure near the fireplace, that should have been leveled first.
Breathable mats for hardwood floors
Q: We recently installed Azek boards for our outside porch floor. They told me at Azek that if I want to put an outside mat down where we exit the house, it needs to be a breathable mat and not a rubber mat. Do you have a suggestion for me?…
Saving hardwood floors under tile
We just purchased a house that has ceramic tile flooring in the living room. It is on top of a hardwood floor. I don't know if there is a layer protecting the wood, but from peeking on one corner it looks like it was laid directly on the wood. Is…
Can area rugs discolour hardwood floors?
Can area rugs discolour hardwood floors? I was told by a rug salesperson that rugs could discolour hardwood floors, especially new hardwoods. She said carpet pads alleviate the problem.
Installing hardwood over laminate
My home was build just 5 year old and now I want to install a hardwood floor in our kitchen. Do I need to removed the laminate floor or can I just cover it with the red rosin paper before I install the wood flooring?
Perimeter of hardwood floors peeling
Q: I refinished my hardwood floors a couple of months ago. In a few areas, mostly close to the walls, there is some peeling and flaking which suggests to me that I failed to sufficiently sand those areas. Even though the areas are small, a noticeable ridge is left where…
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…