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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors
This article explains 10 common problems related to light frame or residential construction and the corrective steps to help you reduce callbacks and complaints while improving the quality of your light construction work.