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How to solidly install a new floor as to avoid squeaks and pops in the future:

In this article I will give you the inside story on how to nail down a new strip floor so that no future squeaks will occur. I will tell you the hidden truths about OSB (oriented strand board) subfloors. Believe me when I tell you that this article goes well beyond the "industry standard".

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How to install wood floors on concrete slabs properly:

A slab on grade subfloor presents a lot of concerns when trying to install some types of wood floors. And if it's a fairly new home it may have one of those hydronic-heating systems installed right in the slab. I've decided to write this article siting the best choices, down to the worst choices, in each category of floor types.

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Plank and Strip Wood Floors:

I will divide strip wood floors from plank wood floors in this discussion because they have different fastening and sub-floor requirements. Tongue and groove strip floor in 2 1/4" or 3 1/4" wide and 3/4" in depth, is probably the most popular hardwood flooring available to North Americans today.

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