Q: I just got my hardwood floors done. My floors had to be raised. Now I can’t put a rug at the front door. If I cut the door bugs will come in. What can I do?
A: There are various types of weather shield strips that can be installed on the existing wood threshold.
You’ve seen them: an aluminum raised strip with a rubber bumper which is screwed in place and when the exterior door is closed it pushes up against the rubber strip hiding the gap at the bottom of the door.
Protection under area rug
What kind of underfelt should I use under my area rug on my bamboo floor. I was told not to use rubber, is this true?
Rug and discoloration
I would like to put an area rug over my hardwood floor. If I do this over the years, if I remove it, will the floor be a different color where it wasn't covered by the rug? I don't want it to age to a different color.
Tropical climate and wood floors
We just installed N**** Floor Planks and parquet in our basement. We stained the wood and put dead flat finish as topcoat. It was 99% done, when some hairline cracks appeared, there were around 10 at first, but as the days progressed it multiplied. We sanded those parts and re-applied…
Protecting wood floors between sanding and sealing
Q: We are sanding our painted wood floors. Is there some way to protect them until we can seal them? A: You could cover them with a drop sheet. Don't walk on them with wet or mucky foot wear. Keep liquids away from the area. Oh, be careful with lead…
Protecting wood floors from insecticide treatment
Q: I have bed bugs and everything I read says to seal all cracks in the room before using insecticide. The wood tile floor (Parquet?) has little cracks all round them. It's very old and unfinished but I just want to seal it, not bothered by color or a bit…
How to Clean Wood Floors
Besides vacuuming regularly, you can wipe your floors clean with a solution made for the type of floor finish you have. Various homemade cleaners and general cleaners on the market can leave residues that will make your floors dull, or create problems with the finish when the time comes to…