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
What’s Available, What’s Affordable and What’s Avoidable? Installing a new floor can be a serious undertaking, but the right product and guidelines will help you tackle the project with relative ease.