Any tips or tricks for new floors?
Question:I am ripping out old flooring and sub-floor in two rooms... will have to replace some sills as well... any tips, tricks or ideas on how to make the job easier and relatively level? Thanks!
A water level only costs a few bucks. It never lies, and is dead on accurate. Put reference lines everywhere you can, and don't skimp on the string.
If you want lovely hardwood in your home, but want as little of the hassle of installing it as possible, then prefinished hardwood flooring might be the choice for you. The work that’s already done in the factory can cut installation time dramatically.
This type of flooring is stained and finished in the factory, making installation down time much shorter. It’s also factory sanded, which cuts out having to get one of those huge sanders in your home (have you seen those thing?!), meaning it also eliminates the mess of sanded wood.
This choice is becoming increasingly more popular, with oak being the most commonly used, then maple, ash, and other exotics following. And with proper maintenance, including light sading and additional coats of finish added in a timely manner over the years, this flooring often comes with ten to twenty year warranties.
More Related Questions & Answers...