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Product Review: Method Wood For Good Floor Care Cleaner

I know a lot of people out there want the newest wood floor cleaner out there. People ask me about new floor products all the time. Is there something better in a new product that has just come to market?


Product Review: DriTac Injection Repair Kits for Engineered, Solid Wood and Bamboo Floors

DriTac Flooring, LLC is an American owned and operated company. AKA DryTac. DriTac manufactures time-tested adhesives and installation products for wood floors. Even though the DriTac wood flooring injection repair kit has been around for awhile, for those of you homeowners with wood floors, it is always a good idea to have a handy repair kit.


Product Review: Bona: A Safe Mop For All Wood Floor Types

You may have seen the Bona® Hardwood Floor Mop on a TV infomercial. The Bona Mop is designed for use on all wood floor types including laminate and hardwood floors. It competes directly against the Swiffer WetJet - a product that the majority of Americans know.


Restoring Old Wood Floors to Their Fromer Glory

Restoring old wood floors brings back their natural beauty and shine. If you live in an old home, wood floors are a classic touch. A perfect way to add some freshness to your home is to restore your old wood floors. It can dramatically change a room and give it an updated look.


Product Review: Orange Glo and Other Oil Products

Learn the dangers of Orange Glo on your hardwood floors!

There are a lot of orange oil-based products on the market. Orange Glo Wood Polish And Conditioner is a trendy product that uses the oil from orange peels as a cleaning agent.


Swiffer WetJet on Wood Floors Review

The Swiffer WetJet is a mop that has received a lot of press and mixed reviews. The Swiffer WetJet is a mop that can be used on many floor coverings. The Swiffer is not recommended for wood floors even though many people do use it on their wood floors.


Product Review: Martha Stewart Clean Wood Floor

Everybody knows Martha Stewart for her magazine and TV show. She is a crafty woman who is always thinking up the next best thing. Because she is such an icon, many people will vouch for her products on the basis that they have her name on them.


The Truth About Bamboo Flooring

Many people would say that bamboo is a trendy, environmentally-friendly floor covering. At the same time, bamboo flooring has created a lot of controversy. In this eBook, you will learn the truth about bamboo flooring. You will learn how bamboo is grown and how it is processed into flooring. You will get the full scoop on how bamboo impacts the environment. After reading this eBook, you will think twice about bamboo flooring.


The Bellawood, Bruce and Anderson Pacific Warranty Guide

This article will explain how to read your wood floor warranty and understand it! It will examine Bellawod Prefinished Hardwood Flooring, Bruce and Anderson Pacific Floors as examples of what is and is not covered in your floor warranty. We will also uncover loopholes in your floor warranty that are designed to protect the manufacturer. This is a must if you are planning on purchasing a new floor.


Should I sand the wood floors myself or hire a pro?

While your gender shouldn't affect your ability to sand a floor, your lack of training will. You just cannot pick up the floor sanding trade on a weekend. It took me 6 months of full time work, before I was let loose on client’s fine wood floors. Suffice it to say I cannot teach you how to sand a floor by e-mail or in this web site. It is a strictly hands on training. And I doubt that the rental places will give you a course on sanding and finishing your floor. The "toy" floor sanders they rent at all the tool rental shops will not, in any case, do a decent job of sanding your floor.


Health and Safety when working on your wood floors

This is meant to be an article about avoiding health robing practices when installing a new or sanding your old wood floors. But it may turn out to be a treatise on how to learn from the mistakes of others. Namely, my own really deadly mistakes.



How To Clean And Maintain Wood Floors PART ONE:

First, I'm going to refer to water based cleaners. These are the safest and easiest cleaners to use on a well finished wood floor. Well finished means the finish must be either 3 coats of oil modified polyurethane (no lacquer sealers please), or 4 coats of a water based finish (either a one part oxygen crosslinking formula, or a two component catalyzed type).


How To Clean And Maintain Wood Floors PART TWO

This stain article for your wood floors will talk about what type of stains to use on particular woods, and the best methods to apply them. I will also talk about the dreaded white pigmented stain, dye stains, and ebonizing wood floors.


Wrong Way Wood Floors:

Here we have a situation that could have been avoided with a little planing and knowledge. In our video section you can see me preparing a sub-floor on the main floor, of a Toronto home, before installing a new oak wood floor. Well believe it or not, (because of my busy schedule) the owner hired a major Toronto based firm to install a similar wood floor on the second floor. This article will teach you what you should be looking out for when hiring a contractor to work on your wood floors.


Wrong Way Wood Floors Concluded:

Well I guess , all's well that ends well. I spent quite a bit of time with my client, coaching him on his upcoming Small Calims Court lawsuit. He has spent a fair bit of his time this summer gathering estimates from other companies and making a video of the humpy floor using a spirit level to demonstrate just how bad this job was.


A Brief History Of Wood Floors:

According to "THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE" encyclopedia as late as 1625 the ground floor of most European houses still lacked wood floors. Most houses had a beaten earth floor that required visitors to wipe their shoes on a entry mat to prevent this natural floor from getting muddy or dusty depending on the weather.


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.


Prefinished Wood Floors: How to choose!

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked what brand of prefinished wood floors I recommend. Or how many samples I've gotten through the mail. These days there are so many choices out there it really is hard to tell the good wood floor from the mediocre and poor wood floor. For this discussion I will try to stay away from brand names (for once) and try to talk out these wood floors in a more generic manor.


Parquet Wood Floors:

This type of wood flooring first showed up in the Baroque Period (1625-1714) in France's most Royal of homes and palaces. This is where they first experimented with the most intricate of patterns and 3D effects. These days parquet flooring is found in the most humble of apartments, as the basic mosaic pattern is quite affordable to the rest of us plebeins.

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