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  • Refinishing hardwood floors -- without sanding

    "Renewal" is the name of a floor refinishing product/system from Flecto-Varathane.You take of any wax first. They only mention that in fine print and don't provide a wax remover, but the system will fail if you leave old wax on the floor.Then the first product in the system removes the scuff mar...
  • Massive or Engineered hardwood floors?

    Darren Barrett from the Hardwood Flooring Store in Markham, Ontario and a long time expert in hardwood floors joined me in the TV studio to discuss the evolution of hardwood flooring. We set aside for this discussion all the plastic laminates with press board bases that have become so common. N...
  • Details on Engineered Floor Coverings

    To my mind old fashioned hardwood floors are far more trouble than they are worth, especially now that we have better and better Engineered Floors available. An engineered floor is not a cheap plastic laminate on masonite floating floor. It is a very stable, usually pre-finished, real massive h...
  • How to remove carpet adhesive.

    Carpet or tile adhesive can seem almost impossible to remove from a concrete or wooden floor, especially when it has been there for a long time. If you try sanding, it will heat up and clog up the sandpaper. If you wire brush it with a wire wheel on your drill, again if you let it heat up, it w...
  • Re-staining worn spots in a floor.

    When a floor wears down through the finish, even through the stain and to bare wood you have a serious refinishing problem.Bernadette wants to re-stain the warn spots without having to sand down the whole floor.Well, the bad news is that you probably won't be able to do a good job. Sand down the...
  • What happens when laminated floorings get wet?

    Any wood product will expand when it gets wet, some worse than others. Today we have a wide variety of wood or wood like flooring products.Massive HardwoodFirst you should understand that even massive hardwood, if allowed to stay wet or overly humid for too long will swell up and potentially buc...
  • What type of floor sander do you use on hardwood floors?

    Drum Sanders, disk sanders and scrapersWhen professionals need to remove a lot of wood in either a new rough floor installation, or a major refinishing where they need to get right down to bare wood, they will use the traditional drum sander, and associated disk sander for the edges, and scraper ...
  • Cork plug for hardwood floor.

    One viewer suggested using cork plugs for holes in hardwood floors.Simply pound it in with a little glue, slice it off with a sharp knife. A little urethane over the top and it makes a surpassingly good plug to fill up pipe or wire holes left in hardwood floors during renovations.
  • Can I install hardwood floors on an OSB subfloor.

    Ricky from Brampton, Ontario asks: "Is it better to put a pre-finished hardwood floor on OSB or on plywood? My sub-floor is OSB and they say I would have to lay 1/8" plywood on top of it. Would nailing or stapling determine the type of sub-floor?"First of all Ricky, let's look at the photo abov...
  • Overview: Finishing Hardwood Floors

    I get a lot of questions about choosing and applying a finish to a hardwood floor.First understand that there is no one right answer -- there are a lot of products that each has certain advantages over the others and you need to select the properties that are the most important to you. There are...