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 it into the bottom of the post, and then bore a matching hole in the floor.

You will also need some long wood screws, which, after you bore holes near the bottom of the post, on the outside edges, drive the screws into the post on an angle toward and into the sub floor and hopefully floor joist if one is located beneath the post.

Don’t forget to use glue. I found some great polyurethane adhesive in a squeeze bottle at Home Depot made by Pro Bond.

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No heat in home where wood floor is being installed

Q: I was wondering if you could answer some questions for me and give a little guidance. I’m a tile installer 95% and on occasion I install some hardwood or laminate. I am heading out to Montana in late April to do all the tile and hardwood in a friends new cabin.

There isn’t going to be any heat or electric at the cabin while I’m installing besides a generator to run tools and a fireplace that I will use intermittently for heat. I’m concerned about temperature and moisture changes without the cabin being more finished. I’ll be installing refinished hardwood, he hasn’t picked a species yet. I’m guessing 3/4″.

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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?

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Finishing a Douglas Fir floor

Q: We have a 1930s colonial revival home. Upstairs, in the bedrooms, we have what I believe are Douglas Fir wood floors. Two rooms were Previously finished when we bought the home. We are now in the process of removing the carpet in the other two. The floor appears to be in good shape, but still has a thin layer of wax finish on it and is otherwise rather raw. I am really leaning on cleaning them up, lightly sanding and rewaxing them. I’m drawn to the easy repairs and the ease of application, but mostly to the natural softness wax floors offer.

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Need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors?



Q: Do you absolutely need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors? What if you have a dehumidifier and can keep the humidity in the acceptable range? Continue reading Need to have air conditioning installed before laying hardwood floors?




Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring?



Q: Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring? I recently replaced my tile runway and tiled kitchen with red oak to match my existing red oak wood floor that runs parallel. Now it’s all wood, but looks completely different. Continue reading Why does my new red oak flooring differ so much from my existing red oak flooring?




I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, with a vapor barrier



Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, above grade, with a vapor barrier Rosen paper and Nailed down 3/4 Maple (Canadian!). What problems can I look forward to? Continue reading I installed 3/4 OSB directly over a concrete slab, with a vapor barrier




Is it okay to put a new oak floor over an old one?



Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Is it good to put a new oak floor over an old one, or is it better to tear up the old one and put new plywood boards and then install the new oak floor? Continue reading Is it okay to put a new oak floor over an old one?




Should we remove multiple layers of subfloor before installing?



Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: After removing carpet from my bedroom I discovered that there are 2 subfloors, one on top of another. Continue reading Should we remove multiple layers of subfloor before installing?




Remove and relocate old 3/8″ strip flooring to another room?



Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Is there any way to remove and relocate hardwood flooring to another room? We are remodeling our home and don’t want to lose our beautiful flooring. Continue reading Remove and relocate old 3/8″ strip flooring to another room?