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  1. Flooring
    Hello! We recently bought a 1970's house. We are looking to install solid hardwood (3/4" white oak) on the first floor (over a conditioned basement). We will be replacing carpet in the family, dining and living rooms as well as slate tile in the entryway. I'm seeking some advice/guidance on...
  2. Flooring
    Hello, I'm in the process of replacing glued down engineered hardwood flooring with 3 1/4" solid hardwood. I've removed most of the engineered hardwood, however I left a small section that runs parallel with a long hallway with the intention of using it as a point of reference when it was time...
  3. Flooring
    Hello everyone, I am sanding and refinishing painted hardwood floors in an old home and I am wondering how much consideration I should give the first pass coloration. The drum sander is doing a mediocre job after 3 passes, whereas the edger is bringing out more of the natural wood. (see pics) I...
  4. Flooring
    Hi - I have some spongy 3/4" T&G red oak floors. They are 62 years old, so I am sure there are some broken tongues and that the original cleats have loosened from the subfloor in some areas. The original subfloor is only 3/8" thick - it may have absorbed some moisture from the humid air below...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi - I have some spongy 3/4" T&G red oak floors. They are 62 years old, so I am sure there are some broken tongues and that the original cleats have loosened from the subfloor in some areas. The original subfloor is only 3/8" thick - it may have absorbed some moisture from the humid air below...
  6. Painting
    Before we moved in we had the carpet on the second floor ripped up and the floors refinished. As the flooring guys were working they told me that the floor in a room directly connected to my 1-year-old son's nursery had been painted blue. They refinished it and I thought nothing of it. Flash...
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Flooring
    What is a good wood filler for nail holes and small gaps for engineered hardwood floors.? Just put in hardwood by Kentwood. Thanks!
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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