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Hydronic and Radiant Heating Under Your Wood Floors

Avoid the amazing winter shrinking floor by following the detailed guidelines I set out in this article. Oh for sure there are a lot of...

Should I Sand Wood Floors Myself or Hire a Pro?

While your gender won't affect your ability to sand a floor, your lack of training will. You just cannot pick up the floor sanding...

Reclaiming Old Wood For One-of-A-Kind Wood Flooring

Over a hundred years ago we ripped through virgin forests with raw steel saw blades. Those ancient trees dropped into nearby rivers that slowly...

Installing Strip Flooring and Avoiding Future Squeaks and Pops

In this article I will give you the inside story on how to nail down a new strip floor so that no future squeaks...

Top 10 Flooring Myths

1) "No Wax Finish" means that your floors never need any maintenance. The truth is that any film finish will need periodic cleaning, and possibly...

Prefinished Hardwood Floors: How to choose!

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked what brand of prefinished floor I recommend. Or how many samples I've gotten through...

Guide to Health and Safety

This is meant to be an article about avoiding health robing practices when installing a new or sanding an old hardwood floor. But it...

Selling A House: When to Install Hardwood Floors

When selling a house, you want to get the most money out of it. This means that you may have to do some repairs...

How to apply oil based polyurethane WITHOUT the pits and bubbles.

I promised a novice floor guy in New Jersey to write this article. He's been having quite a problem, (and I'm sure customer complaints)...

Occupational Health and Safety: Respirator Masks for Wood Flooring

When you work in the wood flooring industry, serious health hazards are caused by sawdust effecting your lungs. You may not think about it,...

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