Q: I am looking for advice on how to lay a multicolored floor with three different colors of hardwood from the same brand. Any suggestions on how to make the pattern random?
A: Perhaps laying out an area at a time without nailing the boards, and then standing back and determine if you need to move the grouping slightly.
Installing hardwood over laminate
My home was build just 5 year old and now I want to install a hardwood floor in our kitchen. Do I need to removed the laminate floor or can I just cover it with the red rosin paper before I install the wood flooring?
Can I salvage a floating wood strip floor?
Q: Can a floating wood strip floor be taken up / salvaged and reinstalled with the adhesive method? A: That would really depend on the product. The best source for an answer to that would be to go directly to the manufacturer of the floor.
Minor levelling issues and wood floor installation
I have opened two rooms into one and have levelled the floor using a self levelling compound (as best I can). However, the floor is still not 100% level, and there are some small differences between what was two rooms. what problems should I expect if I go ahead and…
Finishing a wood slice floor
Q: I just did a wood slice floor. Should I seal the wood before I poly it, and then grout? Or grout first, then seal and poly? A: Forgive me but I've been at this trade many years and have never heard of a wood slice floor. Please explain. Follow-up:…
Installing a new 3/4 inch floor on top of the old floor
I have a contractor who said my hardwood floors are too thin to sand and finish. Assuming that is true, he is planning on installing a new 3/4 inch floor on top of the old floor. First, is this normal? Or should I ask him to remove the existing floor?…