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Wood Floor Care – How to Care for Wood Floors

Whether you just purchased a home with wood floors or you’ve recently decided to repair and replace wood flooring, you want to protect your investment. It’s important to learn a bit about proper wood floor care so you can protect and prolong the beauty of your wood floors. Regardless of what kind of hardwood you put down, […]

How to Repair and Replace 3/4-inch Wood Flooring

How to Repair and Replace Wood Flooring

If you’ve ever lived in an old house—a really old house—then you know the problem of termites. They can wreak havoc on old wood floors. If you have access to replacement wood (in our case, heart pine boards taken from the attic), you can get those floors looking good as new in virtually no time […]

How to Install Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

How to Clean Wood Floors and Protect Them

Protecting wood floors isn’t difficult, but it’s important to understand how different sealers work and the advantages and disadvantages of each. There are two basic types of sealers: penetrating sealers and “top” sealers. Penetrating sealers, as the name implies, soak into the wood and seal from within. When the floor becomes worn you can re-apply penetrating sealers. Top sealers, like lacquer, shellac, and varnish stay on top of the wood and cannot be applied for worn spots without showing.

LineSand Sanding Disc System for String Trimmers

Looking at the new Diablo SandNet sanding pads, you’d think all possible sanding innovations have already occurred. You’d be wrong. What if you could sand wood floors standing upright without having to buy or rent one of those large drum sanders? What if you could do it with a tool you probably already own? This […]

Pergo laminate flooring mallet

Chinese Wood Flooring Prices Might Rise Soon

Is wood flooring about to get more expensive? The (U.S.) government is debating whether or not to add import duties on wood flooring imported from China. In what appears to be a lashing out by US-based wood flooring manufacturers (who else would lobby for higher-priced consumer products?), 8 domestic flooring manufacturers petitioned the Commerce Department looking […]