Q: Will mopping a hardwood floor with a damp mop close up cracks?
A: Not likely and if you get the surface too wet it may actually cause the boards to crown, where the center of the board raises higher than the edges.
If the boards have shrunk, perhaps increasing the amount of humidity in the home would help.
Filling cracks in wood floor
I have a hard maple wood floor that's 80 years old. The boards are 1 1/2" wide and have shrunk from 1/32" to 1/4" inch. Is their a way to fill the cracks? Will it look natural when finished?
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…
Glue stuck on hardwood floor
I just stained pine hardwood floors, and didn't get all the glue cleaned up. It looks horrible. How do I remove the glue before I put the finishing coats on? I tried sanding, but it didn't work.
Recommended hardwood floor retailers
Q: I've heard that some hardwood floor retailers with large discounts have floor products that may not be the same size on each end, which can create installation problems for contractors. What are the preferred retailers contractors usually order oak hardwood from? I'm reluctant to make a purchase on line…
Pneumatic hardwood floor nailer leaving marks
My pneumatic hardwood floor nailer sometimes leaves unsightly marks my prefinished hardwood when I am nailing it. Is there something I should put over the plate on the nailer that will prevent it from marking the hardwood?