If you are planning an addition to your home, or are going all the way and building a new home, a key area to focus on is the structural framing of the floors. Too often, floors have annoying squeaks or bounce, which can mar an otherwise quality job on the rest of the project. But a correctly built floor […]
Buried Treasure: Discovering and Recovering Hardwood Floors
Q: What product do you recommend for regular cleaning of hardwood floors? A: Many pros swear by using nothing more than a mixture of vinegar and water, damp-mopping it sparingly over the wood surface. Why? Because, practically all manufactured floor cleaning products contain some sort of wax. This wax can leave a buildup on hardwood floors, which can cause […]
“While I’ve sanded floors before, I learned some things on this one that can save a few headaches.” –MC
Prep, layout, installation and finishing tips for tongue and groove floors.
I have a water stain on my hardwood floor from a leaky plant. Is there a way to remove this? Try using a vibrating palm sander with progressively finer grits. Try 100-grit first, move to 150-grit, and so forth until you achieve the desired smoothness. After removing the dust you’ll need to match the stain to the rest of floor. […]
Install a floating subfloor to insulate your basement.
Here’s a step-by-step look at how to install your own bamboo floor.
Used for ages in the Eastern World, bamboo is making its mark in the West as an attractive, eco-friendly alternative to wood.
Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors