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Though the ceiling height is a constraint I would recommend laying down 3/8" 8'x 4'plywood sheets and shimming them up to level. Lay the hardwood floor on top of that.


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For god's sake don't go near that stuff (draughtex). We got a couple of rolls to try it. It looks awful, takes a ton of time to out in and it gave me nightmares about being a huge fire risk so I ripped it out quickly and then went back and filled the gaps with a mix of sawdust and rubber glue and the stain that coloured the floor. Got into quite an effective ...


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Sometimes you can tell by looking under the dishwasher. Most have a plate that either moves or can be unscrewed. Then, you can sometimes look at the edges. Also, you can sometimes tell my walking on floors...if it's a floating floor, no it should only go up to cabinets (or if it's underneath it's done improperly and you may have other issues. If you are ...


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I would either get some sort of "mat" or area rug. There are some plastic mats that are sold without the plastic spikes. There are also 'floating vinyls" or fiber floors that come in rolls (often at Home Depot) and they can just go on top of floor without adhesive. You can cut them to size. Usually, their weight holds them down.


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As others have mentioned, you won't know until you rip up the carpet. Of the floors need to be sanded due to holes from tack strips and/or staples. But, sometimes you are lucky and can do a screen and recoat. That's when you buff the floors and just add a coat or two of poly. I would recommend calling a local hardwood place as they can advise you and do ...


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First, this doesn't look like like solid wood flooring. At best, this is an engineering wood flooring (plywood). Mostly likely, since there are 3 boards to a plank, this is a laminate floor. Second, the finish, in general, is in really bad shape. Any type of spot refinishing is just going to stick out, maybe as bad as the damage you are trying to cover. ...


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My dad & I installed Hardwood while I was a teenager. We worked with another guy to finish it. He would get a putty and go over the whole floor with it. I would say with those gouges you can try to sand out the dark outlines and fill with some putty. Their odd shape and form will make them stand out a bit but it's better than paint. If you get a putty to ...


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it may sound crazy but if never done before, take pic , pull it up & flip boards. choose any color you like, lightly sand, stain, put wood back ( remember to stager boards & keep same gap as original ) lightly sand ( i prefer fine steel wool. ) mysel, a friend works in graphics industry, designed & produced .a large HARLEY DAVIDSON BAR ...



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