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Matching pegged hardwood flooring or another way?

Our 1979 ranch home has some 3/4" pegged hardwood flooring in the den area. We are getting ready to renovate this room and we think our first step will be to take out the dated built-in "hutch" and ...
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Wood flooring scratched

I have purchased a new property and the property has flooring which I think is wood. the floor has a scratch which can be seen in the link below. It's hard to describe the scratch but it's like a ...
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What should I cover gap with below stair banister

I am looking to install a cable rail banister when an older banister was. Unfortunately there is a gap in between the stairs and wood floor that was previously covered. Thanks in advance for your help!...
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Fixing deep dents in floorboards

We have deep dents (5mm at deepest) in our hardwood floor caused by strong blows with a baseball bat (crackhead subtenant, psychotic episode). Those dents are bigger than the dents that I've seen ...
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What should I do to my hardwood floors before moving into a new house?

I have a bit of an interesting situation - I just purchased a home which was essentially new construction (basically taken down to the studs and thus the floors are brand new). This is my first home ...
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Installing engineered hardwood to exposed edges

I'm about to begin removing carpet and installing some engineered wood floors in one of the rooms of my house. The only thing I'm unsure of at the moment is how the boards should be installed for ...
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How do I know if my engineered hardwood is glued down?

I'm planning on replacing my hardwood floors but I don't know if my current floors are glued down, floating, or nailed. Is there a way to find out before starting? This is on the second floor, so the ...
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Tell if hardwood floor is oiled or laquered

From what I understand on the internet, there are two main types of finishing for hardwood floor, oiling and lacquering / painting, and the two kinds require different maintenance. I have a bedroom ...
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Should I fill in the spaces between pieces in a wood floor?

I recently sanded down a wood floor, it already had some spaces between pieces but these got larger with sanding. I’m wondering if I should fill them in with wood filler or just leave it ? Doesn’t ...
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Doorway transition between hardwood and floating bamboo with different heights

We have hardwood in our whole main level except for a study that had carpet. I've pulled up the carpet and have been replacing it with floating click bamboo. I'm trying to figure out what to do with ...
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Hardwood loose, has gap over radiant floor

Just bought a new place with white oak hardwood and radiant heating. The hardwood is 3/4" (verified). Floor has developed gaps in certain areas. One area in particular is loose when I walk on it, so ...
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Do we have to worry about liquid leveler being too heavy?

We're having flooring installed soon and our current floors have a decent slope to them and aren't level. The installer is going to use a liquid leveler. Do we have to worry about it being too heavy ...
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Is this loft bed flooring strong enough?

I'm about to construct a loft bed as in picture: it's 240cm long and 180cm wide (7.9ft x 5.9ft). The floor frame is composed of 2 main beams (2x6) that run on the longitudinal direction, and 7 joists ...
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Run wiring across hardwood flooring to a mid-room aquarium

A client wants to set up an aquarium in the middle of a living area in a rented apartment. The flooring is hardwood parquet on a concrete base. How can I run electricity across the flooring in a way ...
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How smooth is parquetry?

Can you feel the texture of the wood in a parquetry floor? I'm writing a novel and describing someone feeling the floor, but don't know if in a parquetry floor you would be able to feel the wood's ...
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Paint under stain/poly in hardwood floors removal

When I moved into my new construction home recently, there were issues where there seemed to be paint or dust trapped in the stain or under the polyurethane. The builder sent in his floor guy who has ...
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Acclimatising engineered Australian click-system hardwood flooring prior to installation: to open or not to open the boxes?

We are about to install engineered, click-system hardwood floating throughout a house in Australia. Our understanding was that packs of engineered timber flooring should always be delivered and ...
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How to remove hair dye stains on hardwood floor?

I made a stupid mistake of not cleaning hair dye stains from hardwood floor immediately and now it has been almost 3 months. I tried with Clorox regular bleach but it is not working. Any suggestions ...
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Is it possible to varnish a section of of wooden floor?

We have three small areas on our floor that needs to be varnished Everything i have read is to get an electric sander and remove the varnish from the entire floor. https://www.theguardian.com/...
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Normal to see staples in hardwood floor? If not, how best to handle/fill?

When new hardwood floors are installed, is it normal to see visible metal staples? In a couple of places in my new hardwood floors I see staples. They are flush and not a safety risk or comfort issue. ...
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Is unmodified thinset ok for radiant heating under hardwood flooring?

So me and my dad are renovating and decided to add electric radiant heating in out living room/kitchen. We are following this video as a guide https://youtu.be/sXhT1fYVPps. They said to use latex ...
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Joining two areas of tongue and groove flooring in a room - disguising the join

I have an old 1960's tongue and groove floor that, after some renovations (removing an internal half-height wall), will be joining (butt end-to-end) some new tongue and groove (85mm x 22mm matai) I ...
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Can epoxy artistically fill gaps in old wood floors?

I have a small room with a 90-year-old hardwood floor. I love the way that the old wood looks, but the large gaps between the boards are inconvenient. Since it's a small area, I can go with a labor-...
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How can I clean my screened porch?

First time home-owner in south east Ohio. My home has a North facing porch with wooden floors, and screened windows. The screens face into a very wooded area, and there is a walk-out to a patio ...
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Drying solid oak flooring after water damage

The builder didn't tighten the fresh water connection on the dishwasher in my newly purchased house. It dripped for days while I was out of town, and now an area of 2 feet by 15 feet has the TIG solid ...
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What is the cause of wooden flooring gaps?

We have gaps in our wooden birch floors. Some quite large. We are told that the cause of this was due to nail spacing and inadequate glue. I'm baffled as to why nailing and glue would prevent hardwood ...
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Using shingles to flatten concrete subfloor

I am installing (floating) 3/8" engineered hardwood over a concrete subfloor with 1/8" underlayment. After grinding high spots and filling in larger voids with self-leveler, I have occasional 1/8" or ...
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Fixing a hardwood floor mistake

Following a YouTube video, I tried to minimize some scratches in a hardwood floor (installed by previous owner) with Weiman Wood Floor Polish and Restorer, and instead made them look worse. See photo. ...
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Subfloor tolerance for engineered hardwood

I am installing (floating) 3/8" engineered hardwood with 1/8" QuietWalk underlayment on a cement slab. I have used a grinder and leveling compound to remove the large valleys and hills. Now I have ...
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Hardwood floor refinishing - How can I fix yellow spots caused from sections of old poly not being completely removed?

I used a drum sander and edger to strip off the old polyurethane from my 30 year old hardwood floor. I somehow missed it after sand and tack, but there are hot spots of old poly coming through that ...
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Hardwood Floor Layout Question

Background: I am installing prefinished 3/4" solid oak hardwood floors throughout the main level of my house. I have never installed hardwood before. I have a 3/4" plywood subfloor nailed (and now ...
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Temporary butt joints for hardwood dance floor panels

I recently got several large panels of salvaged gym floor with the intent to use them as a snap-together dance floor, installed over carpet. The padding under the carpet is very minimal, so I don't ...
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Which type of solid wood flooring would be most scratch resistant?

My research so far indicates that lacquered floors are most maintenance free. Meanwhile simple brushed finish will need occasional 'top-up' with oils. I'm not aware of what other finishes are ...
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Do chips in a stained floor reveal differently-colored, unstained wood?

I'm replacing floor in my house and I have made up mind about going with solid wood flooring. I also want it stained in dark shades, but since this is not a natural colour of the wood, I was ...
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Edge gluing tongue and groove (non locking) engineered hardwood to make floating floor over existing varnished chamfered-edge hardwood flooring

We wish to lay new flooring above our existing chambered edge flooring. The existing floor is nailed to a plywood sub-floor and is completely flat, about 20 years old. This will make the whole house ...
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Is it normal for a professional hardwood refinishing to not have removed black stains? (pet/iron oxide)

I recently had the hardwoods in my new (old) house professionally refinished. Besides the decades-old finish having been worn down completely, there were also black iron oxide stains throughout. After ...
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Will prefinished Maple flooring yellow with age?

I'm considering a prefinished "natural character" Maple floor (uv aluminum oxide). The salesman said I don't need to worry about it yellowing over time but I wanted to ask you folks.
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How can I non-destructively remove hardwood transition strips?

I'm trying to replace some tiles, but the transition between the hardwood floor and tiles has caused me some trouble. The hardwood floor was installed sometime after the tiles, so the transition ...
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How Do I Finish The Edge…hardwood floor landing

this is my first post. Many more to come, I'm sure. I tried to post a photo but it's too large to upload. How do you finish hardwood on a landing that is open to the room? I thought I'd edge it with ...
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Fix deep Scratches on hardwood floor

I notice deep cracks on hardwood floor all over like below. We really like the house and buy it. Is this a major problem or a common one
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What species of wood floor do I have?

We are refinishing our wood floor and want to make sure that we make the right choices. Initially, multiple people suggested that it's pine wood but now after sanding our flooring guy thinks it's ...
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How to fix this broken floor

My wooden floor has a broken plank, There is a vertical supporting wedge in the upper side, I guess I can nail directly onto it, but what I should do about the lower side?
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What Kind of Hardwood Flooring Do I Have - Chicago Home Mid50's

I'm beginning a kitchen renovation and the first thing I'm looking into is replacing the tile the previous owners had installed. My entire house is hardwood, possibly original (from 1954), aside from ...
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parquet flooring cutting

I am confused with the types of blades for my chop saw I am looking at mitring the joints on my new oat parquet floor and have read that crosscut is better however they are expensive and can get a ...
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Prepare rough surface for cabinetry

I would like to make some hardwood file cabinets as the supports for a desk in my study. The problem is that the floor of the study is "softscraped" wood flooring which has very rough texture to it. ...
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Can engineered hardwood floors be refinished? [duplicate]

I want to replace the floors in the lower floor of my home. I'm estimating about $8000 worth of work, installed. My wife has been looking into engineered floors. I have never been a huge fan of ...
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Self leveling showing popped bubbles and small chunks

I did self leveling concrete in my basement as below But some spots showing small holes, potentially from popped bubbles And some have little pieces like chunks not mixed well I plan to install ...
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What to do with baseboard for this basement with concrete box?

This is in my basement and I plan to install wood flooring. But this is what in the bottom of the wall: It is like a box 2x2. Previously I had baseboard on top of the concrete box running along the ...
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Can I combine 1/2“ and 3/8” plywood for a total of 7/8" subfloor for laying a hardwood floor?

We have some old flooring that comes to a total (flooring and planks) of 1 5/8" from the top of the joists. I want to add a new section of flooring (this one) beside it, and am trying to get them to ...
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“Click-Lock”, “Engineered”, “Engineered Click”, and “Solid” hardwood… Is there a difference between “Engineered” and “Engineered-Click”?

I've researched this a bunch already and I'm pretty far down the decision timeline, but I was looking at samples again tonight and I've realized that I need a more definitive answer before I can make ...