Q: We have a cottage in NY, unheated in the winter. What kind of wood floor can we install? Is one type of wood better than another re: wood floors for cottages?
A: Quarter and rift sawn tends to be more stable, exhibiting much less side to side expansion/contraction, therefore may be a better option.
What type of hardwood to purchase
I am trying to decide on what type of hardwood to purchase. In a previous home I installed dark cherry-stained oak. I have a dog and of course the scratches were very visible and after only a few months looked terrible. I also found it very hard to keep clean.
Matching wood grains
I had to install hardwood flooring in my hall and connect it to an existing hardwood floor in the foyer area. I matched wood grains as close as possible. I still notice the difference, even though is very small. Is there a way to hid it?
Birch wood floors durability, dents and scratches
Q: We recently purchased a house. I noticed that the birch wood flooring has dents from sliding wheels on stools, and it has quite a few noticeable scratches in some areas. What do you recommend? Is birch wood floors durability below par? I don't know if the floor is waxed…