Q: Should I use 18 gauge or 16 gauge nails on 3/4″ prefinished Hickory?
A: I think the nails for power nailers are actually 15 gauge. Use those.
- Installing a multicolored floor
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…
- Installing railing posts on a hardwood floor
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: How do I install the hardwood railing posts to a hardwood floor after the flooring installation is complete? A: I wish I had a quick answer. Well, I do. You need a railing guy! Or, get a large dowel and sink…
- 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.
- Construction paper before installing
On my main floor that has plywood floor, do I need to put down black 15 lb. construction paper before installing my 3/4" hardwood flooring?
- 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?…