Wood Floor Damaged By Rainwater From Thatched Roof

Question: I bought a house with wood flooring. The roof was in a bad condition (thatch) and a lot of rainwater got on the floors before I rethatched. Do I sand the floor, then polish it? Answer: Dear...

Why Not To Use Pure Tung Oil For Hardwood Floors

Question: Hi Doc, I have an old house (1914) with beautiful pine flooring. What about stripping, screening the floors and using pure tung oil for a finish? The floor has some type of poly on it...

Why NOT To Install Hardwood Floors On Concrete Slab

Question: I am buying a condo and I will have no basement, it sits on a concrete slab base. I've read your articles on floors and you only talk about installing on concrete in basements....

White Stains On Waxed Wood Floor

Question: We have these large stains, which are white in color. We were told that it has something to do with the wax finish being discolored. What can we do without calling in an expert...

White Oak: A Beautiful, Durable Wood Floor

Question: What is the best hard wood floor considering beauty and durability? Answer: Dear Bradley That's easy, quarter sawn or select and better grade WHITE OAK.

which way should I lay the floor

Question: Hi Floor Doc, I have a long hallway leading to a large living room at the end. The contractors had started to put in the floors in the hallway. But the floor is sideways rather...

When To Use Murphy’s Oil Soap

Question: I have just started my own cleaning business and I was wondering if you recommend using Murphy's Oil Soap on hard wood floors. Thank you. Pam Answer: Dear Pam No, I don't. Please read my floor maintenance...

When To Use Cork Underlayment In Wood Floor Installations

Question: Can cork underlayment be used for 3/4 in. wood installation? I have heard it is good for sound and warmth. At a thickness of 1/8 in or less, what problems or concerns can you...

When To Lay Carpets After Polyurethane Has Been Applied

Question: We are having our hardwood floors professionally sanded, stained and sealed with 2 coats of polyurethane sealer. Two questions: 1. How long should I wait after the polyurethane sealer has been applied to lay down...

What To Know Before Hiring A Wood Floor Contractor

Question: We may buy a house that has hardwoods throughout the house, but they have been under carpet for years! And, the color is light, we may want the stain darker. We can just pull...