Hardwood/Wood Floors

How To Refinish Hardwood Floors Yourself – A DIY Project

January 2, 2012

Refinishing wood floors is a great way to enhance the beauty of your home. Start by planning to make the job easier and to avoid disruption. Nothing is more annoying than bad planning. Make sure you have everything ready before you start so you won’t have to take a trip down to your favorite hardware store every 2 hours.

When refinishing wood floors, the first …

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A Guide To Cleaning Hardwood Floors

June 2, 2011

Sure, your hardwood floors may be gorgeous to look at, but if you do not know how to clean them properly, do not just take a guess. Using the wrong cleaning techniques or products on your hardwood floors can do some serious damage, which may be irreversible. Unless, of course, you come up with the money to replace that beautiful floor. To save yourself such …

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Unfinished Oak Flooring, A Popular Choice

February 11, 2011

Unfinished oak flooring can be installed by yourself, or by professionals and is a good option for a homeowner that does not want to be limited to the flooring options at the local home and garden store. This type of flooring can be customized as you wish; for example, to match a kitchen that has unique or distinctive tiling.

It is easy to stain and …

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Understanding The Benefits Of Engineered Oak Flooring

January 12, 2011

When you choose an oak floor for one or more rooms in your home, there are many different factors that need to be considered. One of the most important decisions you need to make is whether to use solid wood or oak engineered flooring. Both kinds of floors have their own benefits and pitfalls, so it is necessary to thoroughly look at each before …

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Unfinished Hardwood Flooring and Splintering

November 9, 2010

Even though you may wish otherwise, unfinished hardwood flooring really does have a greater tendency to splinter than finished wood plank flooring, regardless of the wood species and the type of finish used. The reasons are obvious, of course, and you are left with primarily three options to eliminate splintering.
First, you can apply a finish to your floors. It will not completely guarantee …

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DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation

September 16, 2010

Most homeowners who like to convert their cold concrete floor to wood plank flooring can save a significant amount of money if they do the hardwood flooring installation by themselves. Manufacturers all over the country maintain a line of wood plank products that are specially designed to be installed by a single person for small projects like the receiving area of your home. All they …

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