Buried Treasure: Discovering and Recovering Hardwood Floors
Q: We plan to lay a new kitchen floor in our lake house. We purchased peel-and-stick tile, hoping we can lay them right over the existing vinyl tile. How should we prep the floor before installing? A: Although it’s possible to lay vinyl tile directly over some existing floors, such as wood and sheet vinyl, we strongly encourage you to […]
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
The classic look of natural rock makes slate an excellent choice for residential floors.
A close look at material options and DIY installation
A Step-by-step Look at DIY Installation
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. […]
Choosing carpet as the flooring for your home offers some unique advantages over other materials.
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]