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What type of hardwood flooring is this?

I'm trying to determine the type of hardwood flooring i have here. The pictures below show the edge-on and side-on views. Is this real hardwood (looks like not), engineered, laminate, or something ...
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replacing flooring with no subfloor - walls sit on top of finish floor

I need to replace the hardwood floors on the second floor of an old home. A challenge is that the existing floors are nailed directly to the floor joists, with the walls resting on top of the finish ...
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What should be the better layout of hardwood floor on my hallway?

See the above picture, it looks to me to decide layout of bedroom A,B,C and play room is pretty straight forward. But I do not have any idea what is the better layout on the hallway should be? I am ...
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Can these floor boards be saved?

I am seriously considering buying a very old apartment in an old Swiss farmhouse. I want to know if the floorboards can be saved. They have gaps between them of about .8 cm to 2cm. Some of the wood ...
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Hardwood Floor Squeaks - Fixing Squeaks or Removal of Hardwood Floor for LVP

I just bought an old house that was build in the 1950s. The house has Hardwood flooring all over the house. The hardwood floor squeaks everywhere in the house. Not on just a specific spot or area. It ...
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Do I need to replace the entire floor?

Water damaged wood floor butting up to tub. Small hole has rotted through. 2 boards next to it are ever so slightly raised/off. This is all confined to a small location, approximately 6x6. The rest of ...
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(How) Can I match new 3/4“ T&G oak flooring with old 7/8” flooring?

I've got two air return vent holes in my floor that I'm patching, and I made the classic mistake of mis-measuring the flooring (the guy at the flooring store did, too, so I don't feel too bad) before ...
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How to patch in a hardwood floor board

One of our floor boards is broken. It looks like a bad patch job. The patched-in piece is sunken into the floor slightly as well (between 1/16" and 1/8"); see pics for details. Thankfully, ...
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Do I need to clean out/fill in cracks in wood floor?

We have a lot of gaps between boards in our wood floor (see pic, I'm holding a penny in the crack, some are wider, most are narrower). It looks like the cracks were originally filled with something, ...
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Possible water leak under hardwood floor

I recently moved in a used house, built in 2013. After moving in I discovered some minor damage on one of the floors next to a heating radiator. The damage with a first look seems minor and it's hard ...
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What is the cheapest/laziest way to touch up discolored hardwood?

I rent, so the amount of money and labor I am looking to invest in my floors is small. That said, there are a number of spots where the hardwood has a sort of "dead" look that I wouldn't ...
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Floor moisture issue, discoloration. What could be the cause?

We've been experiencing an issue across the floor on one half section of the house where there are discoloration spots across the floor. Moisture meter reads high- anywhere from 40-80% on spots with ...
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Filling gap beneath hardwood floor (between floorboard and foundation)

There's a sizeable gap between the edge of hardwood flooring and the foundation by this fireplace: You can see that the wooden base the strip of floor was nailed too ends about inch early: As a ...
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Subfloor and Batten Construction of 1950s Hardwood Floor

Recently purchased a 1950s cape cod style home with hardwood floors throughout. They squeak terribly everywhere in the home. As I got ready to tackle this problem with glue and screws through the ...
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Hardwood spot refinishing

A dog urine stain has dulled an area on our polyurethane coated hardwood floor. Can we spot repair this area? You can only notice it in certain lights.
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Color matching: repaired white oak flooring turned out pink

I had someone replace a row and half of my white oak flooring. The original flooring was Owens white oak with bona natural finish. My repairer ordered the same wood, installed it, then did a natural ...
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Replacing Carpet with Hardwood floor - contractor issues on base board cutting

We new to home improvements. We are getting carpet area on upperfloor hallway replaced with hardwood. The contractor cut the baseboard to fit the hardwoods in, on one part we saw 2 hardwoood atleast 3-...
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Should hardwood floors go all the way to wall under kitchen cabinets?

I’m putting in hardwood floors and I am at the spot where kitchen cabinets would go. The last strip is going to be narrower than whole flooring boards, and usually I would rip the boards going ...
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Fill space between hardwood floor and wall

Last winter we noticed several areas of our floor have gaps that allowed cold air in. I'm looking for suggestions on how to fill these gaps between the wall and some floorboards that don't extend far ...
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Hardwood floors maintaining a stubborn stain or mark after drum sanding

Working on a 1920 built house in Southeastern PA and having a hard time getting the hardwood floors to bring these dark spots out, visible below: It sort of looks as though a throw rug was tossed ...
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What is the best way to bridge a huge gap between hardwood and tile?

I removed a load bearing wall between a small kitchen and tiny dining room. My problem is that I have a giant gap to fill in where the old wall was. The house was built in 1950 and sits above a crawl ...
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Stiffen Floor with bridging between open web floor Trusses?

The subfloors in my new construction home are pretty squeaky and there is a good amount of deflection. I am looking at some simple DIY things that I can do hopefuly reduce the bounce and squeaks. Most ...
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Cupping of hardwood floors

I live in central NC in a house with a crawlspace. The house had 400 sq ft of white oak flooring installed when it was built in 2003. Prior to moving in, I had the downstairs all converted to white ...
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Techniques for leveling small section of subfloor

I recently had my back door removed and replaced with a sliding patio door. When framing the new opening, some of the framing was rotten and replaced. Due to the house being 118 years old, things aren'...
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How to place engineered hardwood against rough fireplace hearth? [duplicate]

We are going to replace the carpet in our living room with engineered hardwood flooring. We’ve installed the flooring elsewhere in our home so that part isn’t a problem. The problem is what do we do ...
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Do solid hardwood floors have top laminate layers--or is this engineered?

I am looking to refinish or replace an existing wood floor. The previous owner says the floor is solid hardwood. A contractor came to look and said he thinks it is solid, too. However, we had a ...
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How can I reduce the sheen of Osmo Polyx hardwax oil?

I put on a first coat of Polyx on my fir floor. I am regretting the choice of Satin instead of Matte. I can see it is quite shiny already on the harder/denser parts of the boards and I imagine that ...
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Using scaffolding boards (new or used) for flooring or counter tops

I've got access to cheap scaffolding boards. Using those and a planer/thicknesser, are there any downsides to trying to use them in flooring or biscuit-jointed as worktops? I've installed normal ...
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How do I fix or finish a partially sanded wood floor

In my home office (it was a bedroom before and will be one in the future) I have a wooden floor (not laminate) and I have an office chair with plastic wheels on it. Over a number of years these ...
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What should I consider when determining whether to clear coat, oil/wax or paint an old fir floor?

I'm not sure how to make the decision about how to finish my 100 year old fir floor. The boards are 7/8" thick, but quite splintery. They have stains on them. Even after sanding 1-2mm of material ...
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Thermal expansion: installing a hardwood floor and subfloor

I plan to add a subfloor in the unfinished attic, and lay down hardwood on top of it. The attic has large temperature swings, from about 50 to almost 100F (something will have to be done about that ...
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Replacing engineered flooring on slab

How much of the old adhesive needs to be removed before reinstalling new engineered flooring?
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Ways to seal gaps around sliding glass door trim and wood floors?

I have a sliding glass door with trim that has a minor gap beneath the shoe that is letting ants come and go freely (see photo). I'm looking into doing something similar to this post but can I just ...
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Wood floors resurfaced: discoloration only appears after water-based sealant applies

Renovating a home with white oak floors. After sanding, the underlying wood appeared consistent, but after the application and drying of a water-based finish strange inconsistencies began to appear. I'...
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How is expansion and contraction affected when screwing a solid wood floor to the subfloor?

I'm installing 20 mm thick solid oak flooring (180 mm wide, 2000+ mm length) on the second floor of my farmhouse in northern Germany. Tongue and groove. "Blind screwing"; same as blind nailing, but ...
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Re-Staining Factory Finished Maple Hardwood Darker Tones

I'm pretty familiar with the cosmetic remodeling trades (plumbing, electricity, drywall, and tile) and reasonably handy. I'm closing on a 15 year old house, with 2,800 sq. ft. of orange / mahogany ...
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Removed front closet doors and hardwood below is a different color

After removing the door rails on this closet, the hardwood underneath is quite different. Is there any way of "fixing" it or getting it close to the rest of the flooring? Any advice would be ...
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Can I match new to existing polyurethane floor finish?

I had painters tape pull up the finish on my flooring in a strip all around the room Can I sand down the wooded strip and put polyurethane back on the one in strip and it be the same?
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How can i fix the damaged area on varnished hardwood floor? [duplicate]

The area was damaged when a bottle of black mould killer tripped over. I hadn't realised till it was too late. Any recommendations on how to fix it without redoing the floors would be greatly ...
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Advice for installing click lock engineered bamboo floor over linoleum?

I am currently acclimating a bunch of Home Decorators Collection click lock engineered bamboo flooring. The installation area (entryway and kitchen) currently has very even/flat linoleum and I plan to ...
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Dark hardwood floor stain

More of a general question regarding floor staining. We are removing the carpet to expose and use the hardwood floors. Floor boards are in good condition, and already have a finish. Some old paint ...
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How to fix a slightly raised stair nosing board

(See photo below). I have hardwood flooring that goes into stairs. The horizontal wooden slat right before the stairs is very slightly raised, by maybe an 1/8 of an inch, maybe even 1/16th. It's ...
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Can I install wide-plank solid hardwood over radiant floor heat?

I've been planning to replace my living room carpet with hardwood. I have radiant heating under the floor (boiler and pex piping). I was originally looking at 3/4" thick 3" to 5" wide boards, but ...
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Should we glue above and below our rubber underlayment for wooden floors?

We have received our delivery of 3/4 inch thick engineered wood planks. They are 8 inches wide, random lengths, and the white oak layer on top is about 3/16 thick. Subfloor is very good and solid ...
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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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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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