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  1. Flooring
    Hi everyone, Just joined, with this being my first post. I'm hoping to learn a lot here. I recently bought a cabin that was built in the 70s. I would like to extend the existing wood flooring into the living room area (after removing the wall that separates the dining from the living room). If...
  2. Flooring
    How do I repair extremely dry hardwood floors that also have paint on them? It is a rental house and I don't want to make it worse. Should I just put some cooking oil on them? I have been using Murphy's oil soap and it's not helping.
  3. Flooring
    I have a 54" opening where the Tile in the hall is 1 & 3/8" higher than the existing solid wood floor, in the dining room. Both areas are already installed and a transition was never used. I have been unable to locate a Transition piece that fits these dimensions. Nothing this high. There used...
  4. Flooring
    Hi all! My husband and I are planning to install an engineered wood floor, the type that clicks together to install (no nailing or gluing). We'll be doing this on a concrete slab in our den (which is the main room of the house). We're pretty experienced diy-ers, but limited experience in...
  5. Flooring
    I love the look of the (Engineered) Oil floors over the Aluminium Oxide finishing. My understanding is the UV oil require more maintains - annual/simiannual Oil application verses the maintains free Alum. Oxide treated ones. But I also have been told that Alum oxide finishes leave a "white"...
  6. Flooring
    The finish on my wood floors has popped up from my high heels, and I need to fix it! I'm guessing that if I apply heat somehow to melt the finish bubbles, that could work but I don't want to make the issue worse. Image attached of one of the many holes. Thanks for your help!
  7. Flooring
    Hi folks - Any advice on how to do hardwood on stairs? Could I install the normal planks for the tread and use nosing or do I need to buy the one-piece solid wood treads from the local flooring shop. I know the second option gets pretty pricey so I'd like to make the planks work if that's...
  8. Flooring
    Hi, 'We' want to put a hardwood floor in the kitchen. Full 3/4 " prefinished oak. Current floor: subfloor, I assume a second layer of subfloor, linoleum, 1/4" ply, linoleum. As I see it I have two choices. 1. I can remove the top linoleum and 1/4" ply and put the hardwood over the old...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Prev owner of our house put Pergo flooring in the kitchen and living room. Well it took 6 years but we did manage to have a water spill in the kitchen. It was on the Pergo for about an hour and puddled up in front of the cabinet. Now I'm all freaked out, not knowing if just cleaning up the...
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