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  1. Flooring
    Hi All, After a long new-dad delay and my own overdone and overbuilt subfloor prep (1.5" now, no squeaks!), which included sistering a joist, I'm nearly ready to lay the first piece of flooring- almost 2 years on! The flooring has been properly acclimated, to say the least. This room is my...
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    Hi all. I am installing unfinished 3/8 Oak. I have a two part question: First: We have removed a wall between kitchen and dining room and plan on extending the current Oak into the kitchen area. The new floor will be perpendicular to the current Oak and as per the picture, I have cut the...
  3. Flooring
    We bought a house in April and I suspected that under the vinyl was hardwood floors and I was right. I doubt it is original to the date of the house 1883 however I came across I spot that had some small boards nailed down and some adhesive. I am unsure why only to assume they did it to level it...
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    Here's the deal - the hardwood floors in our house are of the old school. That is, they are narrow (1 1/2 inches wide) and thin (5/16 inches thick). They are mostly tounge and groove red oak, but there are few sections that have been patched with straight edge, nail down red oak. I don't know...
  5. Flooring
    Wife and I have parquet floors in our formal living room and dining room that we want to get replaced with different hardwoods. We are on a concrete slab and the floors are currently glued down. We have met with 4 companies about getting those floors taken up and put new hardwood floors down. I...
  6. Flooring
    Okay, I feel like a total knuckle head and lost a whole night sleep after I realized what I did...I accidentally installed hardwood flooring in a 6 x 6 closet parallel to the floor joists...can I get away with this or do I have pull up the floor and start again??? If I have to pull it up, will...
  7. Flooring
    Hi fellow DIYers, Need some advice on my unique(maybe not so) situation. Most of areas of my new old home(1957) has 5/16" thick, "top-nailed" (NOT tongue and groove)red-oak flooring which is still good condition I decided add new 'unfinished flooring" on areas that had tile before, which i am...
  8. Flooring
    I loooove refinishing wood! I refinished my floors and I want them to stay nice and be protected. What do you use that works well? What's the best product to use to clean the hardwoods & polish them. I have a buffer, I have various waxes, Minwax protector that is actually very good...
  9. Carpentry
    I am currently removing a wall to make one large master bedroom and I have hardwood throughout the house and in both rooms. How difficult is it to add hardwood between the rooms where the wall once was?
  10. Flooring
    I recently moved into a condo that has hardwood floors. The people from the unit below are complaining they can hear me walking especially when I'm in the living room and kitchen area because that is right about their bed room. Is there any way to dampen the sound from walking with out having to...
  11. Flooring
    Anyone have any opinions on whether or not Polished concrete is a valid alternative to Hardwood Flooring ?? A friend recently mentioned Polished concrete, but i said it was too cold and bland, in comparison to the warm and comfortable sensation of hardwood. You cant tell me Polished Concrete...
  12. Flooring
    In researching the look and cost of the hardwood floors we want to install in our home and I kept in mind that I'd seen a picture of a checkered hardwood look I'd fallen in love w/ and attempted a search...
  13. Flooring
    The house I purchased has the original hardwood floors from 1958. I'm guessing they are oak and they are 2 inches by 3/4 inch solid wood. In 1991 an addition was built on to the back of the house. At this time a wall was knocked down and approximately 130 square feet were added to make one large...
  14. Flooring
    Hello again, it's mister "biting off more than I can chew" Today's distress signal involves the stairs. Now I'm not going to be doing these this weekend (hardwood floors), but soon after they'll need to be addressed. Up to this point, my game plan was to do the following (this was BEFORE I...
  15. Flooring
    And the questions are piling up! :laughing: Getting near my weekend install of hardwood in my living room, around the entryway involving a landing and down the hallway where the wood will meet three bedrooms which will have carpet and one bathroom which currently has tile. (assuming tile and...
  16. Flooring
    Could someone please help me with how to lay flooring (2.25 x .75 t&g HW) around this railing? I plan on placing landing tread around the exposed floor edge as you can see in the second photo. The tread is around 4" deep so it's looking like I'll have to rip that or find some way to notch it...
  17. Flooring
    Hello, Please help me cure my ignorance about installing hardwood flooring. I have a few very novice questions. I have carpeting in my living room that I am going to replace with prefinished bamboo flooring. I am choosing my materials and contractor now, and I want to have a complete...
  18. Flooring
    Well I know that pine(white pine) is a soft wood, but how well will/can this type of wood hold up for the purpose of using it for Hard-wood flooring? Thier is no other wood options available for my color application, in my home. I have tested and expiramented with 7 different types of woods...
  19. Flooring
    I just finished installing some prefinished solid hardwood flooring in my bedroom. The instructions had me leave a 3/4" gap between the flooring and the walls, which I dutifully did. this gap is supposed to be for "expansion due to changes in humidity." What I can't figure out is how the...
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