How To Protect Wood Floors From Furniture Scratches

There are several things you should do to protect your wood floor from scuff marks and scratches. Although often forgotten it is very important to protect your furniture from scratching your wood floors....

Popular Wood Floor Stains

Choosing The Stain That Suits You and Your Home Choosing your stain color is not like choosing the paint color for your walls. It is much messier and smellier. It is also a...

Working in a large Ballroom with Wood Floors

Question: We are project/construction managers based in China. A client has asked us to assist them complete a private members club (construction stopped over one year ago due to contract disputes). Much of the work...

Wood Species: An Examination Of Ivory And Grapia

Question: Would you tell me more about ivory wood and grapia wood? Thank you! Carol Answer: Dear Carol Grapia is botanically named Apuleia leiocarpa and Apoleya leiocarpa, and several others. It is grown in South America. And that's all...

Wood Floors In Basement Warping Due To Water Damage

Question: Our new wood floors in a below ground level basement are warping due to water that I can actually hear underneath. I don't know where to begin in handling the situation. Do you think...

Wood Floors And Carpeting

Question: My hardwood floor had carpeting put down on top of it. The carpet is removed but the floor has nail holes around the edge from the tack strip. Is it possible to fix this...

wood flooring finishes compatible or not?

Question: We recently had the wood flooring in our home refinished after finding under carpet when remodeling. The floor, finished about 8 weeks ago, is beginning to look splotchy and uneven in color and I...

Wood Floor Warped And Curling Because Of Water Damage

Question: We went away for the weekend this holiday season and came back to discover that our Christmas tree stand had a crack in the bottom. Although we had a vinyl cloth under it the...

Wood Floor Installed Over Ceramic Tile Floor

Question: Can a wood floor be installed directly over an old ceramic tile floor? The existing floor is bonded to a wood subfloor. -Gary Answer: Dear Gary I should say not. There are few adhesives that will stick well...

wood floor in a bathroom

Question: I have recently installed a wide-plank pine hardwood floor in my bathroom. My contractor told me to sand, seal, and then polyurethane it. I sanded and sealed with a "sand n' sealer." After re-reading...