By Matt Weber Give Wood Floors a Weathered Finish Like fine wine, some things get better with age, and a popular trend in wood flooring is to impart a distressed look to the wood surface, which adds a weathered, timeworn appearance with a great deal of character. This practice can be applied to “age” new floors or to provide older […]
By Rob Robillard Hardwoods floors offer an unrivaled sense of quality that survives home building trends and decorating fads. Hardwood flooring includes many species of wood and finishes, ranging from traditional classics such as oak and ash to contemporary styles like maple and the unusual patterns of exotic hardwoods like Brazilian Tigerwood or African Sapele. If your personal style is […]
Here’s how we overcame challenges when expanding a hardwood floor. Years ago, my parents had oak hardwoods installed on the foyer, staircase and top landing of their home. During a recent remodel, they decided to expand the hardwood floor into the living room. Like any remodeling project, the job came with its own unique set of problems, such as discrepancies […]
By Larry Walton Photos by Tim Walton
Easy Installation makes Homeowners happy. By Matt Weber
By Rob Robillard If you’re like most people you probably love the look and charm of a hardwood floor. Hardwood floors never go out of fashion and can add real value to your home. I have hardwood flooring in every room in my house and I love it. Hardwood floors are durable and natural, come in a variety of […]
Engineered hardwoods offer all the character of solid hardwoods, but installation is quick and easy.
Q. I have hardwoods throughout the entire second floor of my home. In one area beneath the dining room table you can see bare wood. How do I repair this without replacing all the hardwoods? A. You’ll need to rent a floor buffer with a sanding screen, which has abrasive on both sides. Use it to take off the top […]
What Lies Beneath?
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 […]