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  1. Flooring
    My flooring guy said he couldn’t do it without redoing the entire floor. That seems odd. What’s the best approach/what are my options?
  2. Flooring
    New red oak floors installed over last 2 weeks. Stained with Minwax Dark walnut penetrating oil stain then 2 coats Masterline Satin oil based polyurethane. Secon coat poly applied this morning. Went to check on it this afternoon and found streaking in many places. Attaching pictures. Can anyone...
  3. Flooring
    im curious if it's recommended that we be out of the house during the entire process? certainly when the stain is applied but also when sanding? i'm mostly concerned about my 6-month old and the dust that will be created. the contractor said we'd only need to be out of the house when they're...
  4. Flooring
    Hi Y'all, I'm using stair nosing around the perimeter of my cutaway staircase, and just wondering what I should do about the corner that poses a bump danger to passersby and my growing offspring. Left at the 90 degree corner, it's pretty sharp. The options I've brainstormed are the standard...
  5. Flooring
    After looking at Home Depot online, prices are relatively cheap for hardwood flooring. I'd say the range is $3-12 sq. ft. And reading the reviews it's pretty simple to put together (granted your layout doesn't have unique floor angles). Since pricing is relatively cheap and installation being a...
  6. Flooring
    We are working on a very old home with 1-1/2" flooring in all rooms, except two with carpet. We'd like to remove the carpet and replace with 1-1/2" flooring to match as closely as possible to the remainder of the home. The key is FINDING 1-1/2" flooring. I've attached a photo of the current...
  7. Flooring
    I've had 3/4" oak flooring in the house for a month now while I worked weekends to rip out and replace old flooring/subfloors, etc. Subflooring has been in the house for close to 2 weeks now already. I left it in the cardboard but stickered it, figuring the circulation would help. I figured...
  8. Flooring
    Is it okay to add 1/4" underlay between 7/8" solid plank subfloor and reclaimed 3/4" solid oak flooring? Or will I have problems nailing down the oak floor with standard 2" cleats, given the extra thickness added by the underlay? The reason I want to add the 1/4" plywood underlay is to raise...
  9. Flooring
    Hi, I'm planning on removing some carpet and replacing it with 3/4" hardwood flooring. The manual says the minimum subfloor thickness should be 5/8", but I only have 1/2" plywood under the carpet. The floor joists are 24" OC. Can I get away with installing the hardwood as is, assuming the...
  10. Carpentry
    Hello All - I have removed my worn out carpeting from the stairway and am on the way to a remodel project, details here: * Treads / risers - hardwood, stained a dark red/brownish color * New satin black iron twisted style balusters * Handrails and newel posts stained to hopefully match the new...
  11. Flooring
    Looking for advice on what steps I should take (if any). I hired a contractor to replace the carpet in all the bedrooms of a new townhouse I just purchased. I checked in on the work and found two of the bedrooms complete. Unfortunately, they each have a humped area. One of the two in particular...
  12. Flooring
    What is a good wood filler for nail holes and small gaps for engineered hardwood floors.? Just put in hardwood by Kentwood. Thanks!
  13. Flooring
    Hi, I've pretty heavily researched this topic but I am looking for other suggestions! I will be installing floating, bamboo flooring in our kitchen/dinning room. Our home does not have a basement and is a concrete slab. My thought process forward is as follows: (1) give the lumber and...
  14. Flooring
    We moved into the house about 3 years ago which had Bruce oak flooring incorrectly installed without quarter round trim or stair nosing. Floor is uneven in many spots and will slide around. It also scratches so easily, from light things falling from the fridge to our dog's nails, so we're ready...
  15. Tools
    Can you recommend a finish nailer that will work with hardwood but which won't require an air compressor? I am installing oak stair treads and risers. I am not strong enough to handle an air compressor. All the online reviews I found for battery operated nailers claim that they don't work for...
  16. Flooring
    Good morning everyone, I am in the process of attempting to level out my subfloors in preparation for hardwood installation as the title suggests. I live in Nashville, TN and have a single story brick ranch home built in 1978 with an unfinished basement beneath. The floors were originally 1/2...
  17. 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
  18. Flooring
    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...
  19. Flooring
    We are replacing the upstairs carpet with hardwood, 3/4" X 4" wide hickory. The problem we are running into is the upstairs is split at an angle. The top landing, master and first bedroom run north/south, the two back bedrooms and hallway are at a 30°angle from there. How do we match the two...
  20. Flooring
    We have an old 150 year old farmhouse and have been re-doing the kitchen but have gotten stuck at flooring. we removed the vinyl flooring to find thin planks covered with glue.we really want to keep with the farmhouse style but aren't sure if we should keep what we're sure is the original...
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