Q: Can we install a prefinished hardwood floor and then put a coat of polyurethane over it, to seal all the cracks? Will it adhere to the prefinished hardwood?
A: No. If you don’t like the bevelled edges get square edge site finished which is what I generally recommend. Pre-finished floors will end up costing more in the end. The bevels are an issue.
Wax paper for hardwood install
What is the wax paper for and is it necessary for installing 3/4 " thick hardwood? I've heard some people use the felt paper, any comments? Also, do you need to lay the plywood over newer homes 5/8" O.S.B.if it's fairly level?
Install hardwood over OSB?
Q: I am installing hardwood on our main level. We have a open staircase and railing. Part of the upper level was carpet. I want to remove pro-board and lino in the rest of the main floor and install hardwood over the OSB that was under the carpet. Can I…
Install hardwood in basement
I would like to install hardwood in my basement. I understand the moisture problems with basements, is there not a product out there that would seal the cement making it water proof? I was thinking of an epoxy paint, like the one they use on garage floors. Would this stop…
Can prefinished hardwood be sealed?
Q: I read the question about the differences between laminate, hardwood and pre-finished. As noted, the prefinished allows for the possibility of spills going through the slats. Can prefinished hardwood be sealed to avoid this problem? A: No. Prefinished floors offer serious challenges to re coating because of the type…
Install hardwood through a doorway
How do you install hardwood through a doorway? Do you start to nail on the groove side to fill in the back half after your first plank goes through the doorway?