Category: Installation

Can You DIY Your Way to the Perfect Home? Maybe Not

Bootstrapping homeowners across the country are throwing on their tool belts and getting their hands dirty with DIY home repairs. But should they? There are tons of home improvement projects that are excellent for DIY. However, many homeowners underestimate how difficult jobs will be and end up overwhelmed with unfinished projects. Getting halfway through a …

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Five things you should do for every wood floor installation

You’ve heard it said: “follow the manufacturer’s instructions” when doing a wood floor installation. It is tempting to rely only on past experience when doing an installation. After all, you do this for a living, right? How different could this floor be from the last X number of floors you’ve installed? Installation is acceptance As …

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How To Fix An Open Knot In Wood Flooring

An open or broken knot hole may not be all that serious of a problem, but it can cause great concern in a homeowner. They may be asking questions like: Is my floor falling apart? Did I buy a good quality floor? Will this happen to other areas of the floor? A simple fix involves …

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How To Fix Scratched Wood Flooring With Wax

Fixing scratched wood flooring doesn’t always require a complete resand and refinish. A deep scratch often comes from moving heavy objects across the floor, or forgetting to put felt protectors on furniture legs. Overtime, the normal use of that furniture and the slight movements it makes may leave very deep scratches in the wood flooring. …

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How To Fix A Chipped Edge On Wood Flooring

A chipped edge on a wood flooring board can be unsightly and dangerous. Anyone walking across the floor could snag their socks, or end up with a splinter in their toe! Using hot wax, and a few simple tools, a chipped or broken edge can be made to look like it never happened – and …

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How To Fix A Long White Scratch On Wood Flooring

Few things stand out more than a long white scratch in a medium or dark prefinished wood floor. The urethane finishes that many prefinished flooring manufacturers use in today’s prefinished wood floors contain a mineral called Aluminum Oxide. Aluminum Oxide makes the finish incredibly durable and long lasting, however, the drawback is that if the …

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Stop Squeaky Wood Floors by Using the Right Fastener

If you’re involved in selling or installing hardwood floors, you have probably had to solve a “squeaky floor” problem for a customer. Nobody likes it when their brand new hardwood floors start squeaking. Prefinished flooring manufacture warranties do not cover noise issues because they are job site related, and it can be a difficult problem …

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