Restoring Hardwood Floors

Restoring Hardwood Floors

    Adrienne van Dooren’s living room before floor restoration. Photo credit: David Galen The old adage “what once was old is new again,” also applies to old wood floors that are in desperate need of attention. Don’t rip them out and start from scratch....
Restoring Hardwood Floors

Securing Wood Floors: Three Solutions

Random lengths of wood flooring are loosely fit into place before they are secured to the subfloor. There are three basic options when it comes to fastening hardwood floors. The most common is blind nailing, often used with 2-1/2-inch, tongue-and-groove strip...
Restoring Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Flooring Installation Basics

            Hardwood floors work anywhere in the home. In areas where they may see water and spills, regular maintenance will keep them looking like new for years. Hardwood floors can be installed above or below grade, on concrete slabs, over plywood subfloors, or...