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New Hardwood floor install gone bad.
New premium grade 3/4" x 1 1/2" red Oak hardwood. I purchased it directly from the wholesaler. My flooring was delivered Oct. 22, 2017. After much delay on the installers part I was able to walk on...
2 years ago 1
 
can dark oak flooring be lightened?
No further details provided There's no such thing as Dark Oak without a stain having been applied. So yes, you'd just sand the Dark Stain off and be left with almost white to finish as is or stain as...
5 years ago 1
 
Should shoe molding be in one color throughout or match the color of the floor
I have hired a contractor and I am getting hardwood in my living room and tile in the kitchen. The contractor recommended that the shoe molding should be one color throughout both rooms even though...
5 years ago 1
 
maitenance of topflor parquet?
We bought enough boxes of topflor oak parquet to do more than two rooms. We bought them at Marden's in Maine which sells buyouts and such. The packages say that there is a separate "Topflor Wood...
6 years ago 1
 
I would like to change the color of a parquet floor with polyurethane coating without sanding the poly. What works on parquet?
The floor is currently a light oak colored parquet with polyurethane coating, and it does not match the floors in next room (actually hallway). Will the tinted poly with clear coating recommendation...
7 years ago
 
How to stain stairs actively being used
I have to admit, I am not sure exactly how I would approach this myself, least of all when dogs are involved (my own two dogs are the very reason I will soon have to do the exact thing you're facing...
7 years ago 2
 
How to get the gummy carpet padding off of wood floors
Has anyone found a good solution to use to get the gummy carpet padding off of wood floors? (Looks like all of the posts on this subject are since 2005.) Thanks! Old doesn't mean wrong, but I also...
7 years ago 1
 
My downstairs is hardwood, we would like to do the 2nd floor in hardwood but different than the first floor.
Which hardwood goes on stairs? Commonly, the stairs match the 1st floor, since you can't see any of the 2nd from there. However, if you want to address views from both floors...mostly. Then, the...
7 years ago 1
 
Can I install hardwood in a raised deck in massachusetts
I am having a raised three season porch built in the Spring, and wonder if I can have hardwood for a floor. I live in Massachusetts so temps will be cold during winter months. Is ceramic tile...
7 years ago 1
 
tapcon best for holding wedges to sloped concrete walk
I have a sloped walk up to stairs. I want to put steps on the slope. Screwing wood "wedges" into concred will give me the equivaltent of risers for the stairs, about 16" treads and 6" rise. Are...
8 years ago 1
 
What can i use to get carpet padding that is stuck to my hardwood floors
No further details provided I've had no problem with Water and even Windex in removing old foam rubber padding and rubber egg-crate padding. Just saturate the padding, let soak for 15-minutes and...
8 years ago 1
 
im installing concrete pillars to a wooden porch will the concrete adhere to the wood?
No further details provided No. And, don't remove anything that's currently supporting the porch roof. If they're simply decorative, then you'll need to actually screw them into the wood and...
8 years ago 1
 
Removing carpet tack strips from a concrete slab
I need advice on how to remove tack boards. I ripped my carpet out which revealed lots of tack boards attached to the concrete slab underneath the carpet. The tackboards run continuously in four...
8 years ago 6
 
what size nails for face nailing 5/16 oak square edge flooring.
1-1/4 inch 18 gauge barbed flooring cleats like Powernail's Powercleats 18 gauge flooring nails that HD sells should to the job just fine. Set the nailer to drive it 1/16" below the surface. There are...
8 years ago 6