How Were Engineered Hardwood Floors Invented?

Top 10 Best professional contractors - Support Services & Forum Pages - Prior to the second world war most homes in America had solid hardwood flooring.   Homes were built on raised wooden sub-floors which allowed for solid wood to be installed by nailing the planks into the sub-floor. ..More

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You Get What You Pay For

Service Expert professional contractors - Tips - Service Advice - maintenance, upgrades, inspections & installations -   I went to the see the store manager at the discount warehouse and he was no help at all. In the end she took 2 more weeks off work unpaid and I lost 2 weeks of work myself.   Between the both of us it cost us thousands of dollars.   I asked him if he qualified his customer’s to make sure that what he’s selling people is actually suitable for the application involved (he should have known she lived by the ocean and sold her engineered flooring).   Cash and carry, all he cared about was that he made the sale. .   He basically told me when a customer comes in and buys a floor that his sub-contractors don’t install he just sells the customer what they want ..More

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Fear of Frying!

Directory Of professional contractors - Forums On Diagnosis & Repair - .   Lastly make sure you have a couple left over boxes of the original wood stored away in your home in case a few planks need replacing.   Also if you’re a do-it-yourselfer and you’re planning on using one of the new glue less fold and lock floating floors in your home just use a little waterproof Titebond wood adhesive in the tongue and groove when you’re installing in the kitchen.   If the rest of your home and adjacent areas like your dining room or breakfast nook have beautiful hardwood, using sheet vinyl or VCT will probably detract from the overall look of your home.   Even a major spill can be mopped up before you can do much damage.   Have no fear; I’ve installed hundreds of kitchens with great success.   I’ve seen glued down engineered floors completely flooded that once dried sustained no visible damage.   Also never use inexpensive water based adhesive to glue down your hardwood floor in possible wet areas. Make sure your contractor fills the entire perimeter (expansion gap) at cabinets behind the refrigerator and around islands with flexible clear silicone.   This will prevent spilled water from getting underneath your floating floor or you’re glued down floor.   Here are a few things to keep in mind when your floor is being installed. Tile is hard under the foot when standing and cooking and is cold on your feet when you’re making your morning coffee at 6 am.   Use a good urethane adhesive like Urban Four.   This will prevent topical spills from seeping between the planks giving you time to mop up the spill.   Bon appetit ..More

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Water Damage: How to Prevent and Fix

10 Best reputed professional contractors - Service Tech Forum Forums - . “Clear your floors regularly- Soft brush vacuum cleaners help prevent scratches” and there are many mild wood flooring cleaning products that are gentle on your floors ..More

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To Base or Not to Base

Directory Listing Of licensed contractors - Blogger Zone - .   It’s really up to you as to which method you choose.   Just be sure to figure the extra cost into your budget.   If you try and remove and replace the existing base board and a piece or two should break be sure that style is still available so you can purchase replacements. Here are a couple photos of an install with just base and one with base board and quarter round ..More

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