Q: I am doing my craft room floor with the brown paper. I applied stain on part of it but today it is still tacky. I may not have waited long enough to wipe the stain off. Maybe because of using Elmer’s glue and water? It looks great, just tacky.
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Can I lay vinyl plank flooring over bamboo?
Q: Can I lay vinyl plank flooring over bamboo? I know it sounds crazy, but my dark bamboo in my kitchen is so chipped and damaged, and with no sheen left. I really don’t want to have to pull it all up.
ISO 9″x9″ unfinished red oak parquet with tongue and groove
Q: I need 9″x9″ unfinished red oak parquet with tongue and groove for installation. Where can I locate it?
What kind of wood is my floor
Q: How do I know what kind of wood my floors are? All rooms look different in 100+ yr home.
Uneven cement “lip” bordering the entire room we want to install laminate in
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I recently installed a plywood subfloor over a slab. There is a cement “lip” bordering the entire room which is uneven and ranges from 1″ to 3″ in different spots. It is impossible to make the plywood meet this lip all the way around the room.
Bad idea to screw or nail down part of a floating laminate floor?
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: If I may ask one more question. Isn’t it a bad idea, in general, to screw or nail down a floating laminate floor? Doesn’t this defeat the engineered purpose of a floating floor?
Laminate repair is lighter than rest of floor
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I recently had someone come to my condo to replace a section of my laminate flooring. Once the work was done it became obvious that the new flooring was about two or three shades lighter than the old. Is there any way to darken the new …
Air bubbles spreading under laminate floor
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We put laminate snap together flooring throughout the entire 3200 sq. ft. house. The house is only a year old. There are several areas that have huge air bubbles under the floor. How do I get the floor to lay flat? Some doors won’t even open unless I stand on the bubble while pulling the door open. It is happening all over the house now.
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Different sheen room to room
Q: I have had trouble with a flooring company. They pushed to do a job quickly, said it could be done in two sections in two days. Now I have two different colors or sheens on my flooring. I told them I wanted satin finish. They used Absco Grandgray label which is semi gloss. They said it will be a satin finish.