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  1. engineered over concrete and plywood subfloor

    Flooring
    I have installed engineered wood flooring throughout my house, over a plywood subfloor. My flooring is 4 1/2 wide x 48" long x 9/16 thick, with tongue and groove. The flooring is nailed down over plywood. My engineered flooring is NOT click-lock, it is tongue and groove meant to be glued or...
  2. Particle board underlayment

    Flooring
    So 70's house fun, our sub-floors have been 3/4 ply and in most of the house they used a 5/8 particle board underlayment for the carpets. in the high traffic areas i have removed the carpet and particle board replacing with 3/4 play and 3/4 hardwood. Now moving into the bedrooms and lower...
  3. filler for engineered hardwood?

    Flooring
    What is a good wood filler for nail holes and small gaps for engineered hardwood floors.? Just put in hardwood by Kentwood. Thanks!
  4. Generic/alternative underlay for engineered floor

    Flooring
    Hi, I'm replacing the tile floor in a (former) laundry closet with engineered flooring to match the rest of the room. It's only 16 sq. ft., concrete slab above grade under the tile. My plan is to remove the existing tile and install the floor. My question is about underlay. What exactly makes...
  5. Installing 3/8" Engineered Hardwood with?

    Flooring
    Hello all. I have a 16 gauge 2-in-1 floor nailer but I'm thinking it's too big (something the flooring salesman failed to mention). What do you recommend for 3/8" engineered hardwood? Will 18 or 20 gauge staples work well? Thanks, CG
  6. Strand Bamboo on existing Engineered on Slab?

    Flooring
    we are getting ready to install new strand woven bamboo floors. we currently have 3/8" engineered floors glued to the slab. additionally, we are removing carpet from 2 rooms that meet with the current engineered flooring to install the bamboo. would it be possible to lay a 6 mil moisture barrier...
  7. Wood flooring over TILE?????

    Flooring
    Hi, im new to this forum. I live in my parents apartment next to their house. I have been slowly fixing what i can and planing a reno. Im an amatuer, so when i get into any structural or electrical or plumbing or any thing regarding safety, i will call a pro. as far as everything else i want to...
  8. Lumber Liquidator's "Value Grade" engineered flooring?

    Flooring
    Hello everyone.... this is my first post. I am considering buying some "Value Grade" Maple engineered wood (click/floating) flooring from Lumber Liquidators. From the quote I got, I can't determine who exactly manufactures the flooring, but it is Maple, 3/8" thick x 5" wide. It has a 5 year...
  9. Buying Wood Online - Hosking Hardwood

    Flooring
    Hello All Does anyone have any experience purchasing wood flooring online? I stopped by the local flooring store today and was very impressed by Kahrs' locking engineered flooring [oak 3-strip]. Hosking Hardwoods is currently offering this product at a great price. Thanks for your time &...
  10. Can't decide: Laminate or Engineered?

    Flooring
    My wife and I are building a home and I'm torn on what to use for our hard-surface flooring. Most of our first floor will be hardwood/laminate -- about 1100 square feet. But I'm having trouble deciding what product. Our early choice was the Dream Home St. James collection 12mm African Mahagony...
  11. Engineered Hardwood: Inlaid transition?

    Flooring
    Hi, I'm thinking of installing engineered hardwood on a floor in my house. Essentially, what I have is an approx 10ft long hallway. At each end of the hallway is a bedroom. See the attached layout for more detail. Basically, I'd like to put a transition under each bedroom door. The planks run...
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