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  1. Carpentry
    Using 4" unfinished white Oak - to be stained. 2 Diff installers, 2 diff opinions. Which is better for a New construction home? Baseboard 1st or floors 1st? PROS and CONS?
  2. Flooring
    I have a section of the hardwood floor in my house that has gotten pretty badly scuffed over time, causing it to appear scratched and pale. I'd like to apply some finish to restore the look without redoing the entire floor, but am having a hard time finding advice that addresses the...
  3. Flooring
    Hello, I noticed several holes in my hardwood floor all centered in one location. Can anyone suggest what this can be and how I can treat it? Thank you!
  4. General DIY Discussions
    We are having hardwood floors installed over carpet and linoleumon our first floor. Under the linoleum there is 1/4" lauan board. Here are the options that the installer gave me: 1) sand down the lauan at the areas where the carpet meets the linoleum +$0 2) remove the lauan to make an even...
  5. Flooring
    I'm having a HUGE problem with my hardwood floors. Every contractor, carpenter, handyman, ect around here (Ville Platte, Louisiana) has no clue what's wrong with them & they all want to charge me thousands to just change them out without solving the problem. Can someone please help me figure out...
  6. Flooring
    Whats the best way to fill a gap in hardwood floor that's about 2 dimes wide? Any product recommendations?
  7. Flooring
    My house was built in the 1920's and was a total rehab when I purchased it in 2008. I have been living with carpet since then, but I cannot stand one more year of wall to wall carpeting! I started to peel up the corners in my dining room, master bedroom, and on the staircase and have come...
  8. Flooring
    We just pulled up about 300 square feet of oak 2 1/2 inch hardwood flooring that needs to be refinished. Should we refinish the boards before installing or after? In the past we have refinished installed floors, but have never dealt with this scenario before. Also any tips on removing...
  9. Flooring
    Evening all. I am new to the site, and hoping that maybe some folks here could be of assistance. I have hardwood floors (oak maybe?) that are really light in color. Unfortunately, I never put protection guards on the bottom of my couches when I moved in. Over the last few years, the couches...
  10. Flooring
    Ok....here it goes. At some point in time the previous home owner decided he had the skills to refinish the hardwood floors himself. It's a disaster. There's enough hair under the poly to make a wig for Elton John. Besides the hair and other foreign objects suspended in time under the poly...
  11. Flooring
    We are about to refinish about 1700 sq. feet of contiguous maple flooring and add maple treads to an adjacent staircase. The floor is currently a natural color, and a couple of decorator types have suggested we stain it darker. Most of the flooring contractors, however, advise that it will stain...
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