Q: Our contractor had one of his workers sand our hardwood floors across the grain. Now no matter what they do it shows lines or grooves across the floor.
A: I have on occasion sanded on an angle, about 30 degrees to flatten a floor. I’ve never had any issue then going with the grain and removing the scratches. Perhaps they are using too fine a grit. Go with 40 or 50 grit and don’t run with the machine.
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…
Accidentally scuffed hardwood floor while sanding the baseboards
Q: I recently redecorated a room that needed the baseboards sanded down. I put protection down for the floor, but to my horror when I lifted up the paper I had sanded some of my wood floor too. Now I have white scuff/sand marks in my floor around the baseboards.…
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?