How to Hide Nails in a Wood Floor
Hardwood flooring can add beauty and value to a home. Multiple wood varieties, from soft woods, like pine, to hardwoods, such as oak, and exotic woods, including teak, can be used for flooring. Nails are commonly used to secure the wood flooring, but
Scratches on a wood floor result from a variety of sources such as pet nails or furniture legs. These unsightly scratches often appear lighter than the rest of the floor. Fortunately, as long as the scratches are on the surface of the floor and have
Refinishing a wood floor helps restore the original appearance of the floor, highlighting the look of the wood through new stain and a protective coating. You’ll have to prepare the floor before you can refinish it. Part of this preparation is dealin
Some installers choose the nail-down method when installing a wood floor. Typically wood floors use either 3/4- or 5/8-inch-thick planks with tongue-and-groove edges. Installers secure each plank to the subfloor with nails driven through the tongue.
If you like the look of hardwood floors, a floating engineered floor may be the answer for you. Boasting the appearance of hardwood but not the difficult installation, a floating floor is placed on top of your existing floor, be it concrete, vinyl ti
Laminate flooring is made of plastic/wood material that can be pressed and patterned to look like wood, tile or stone. It comes in 3-foot sections that are installed by snapping them together without using glue or nails. The resultant floor “floats”
A hardwood floor becomes warped because of exposure to high humidity or water. Some woods are more vulnerable to moisture than others. The way you level a warped wood floor hinges on how severely it is warped. Floors with extensive warping damage are
Linoleum is a resilient flooring product made from linseed oil, wood dust and other natural materials. Homeowners have used this product since the late 19th century to cover floors in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and other areas. While linoleum has
Carpet foam is an adhesive that carpet layers use to attach carpet to a hardwood floor. If you want to remove the carpet, or an area of the carpet, you will have to pull up the carpet and remove the foam adhesive residue from the hardwood and possibl
Although wood floors are an attractive feature in any home, it is a big problem when they smell. Unlike carpeting or rugs, it is a big and expensive project to replace the wood. Among the most common reasons wood floors smell is pet urine. High humid
Scratches on a prefinished wood floor aren’t just an eyesore. The unfinished wood revealed by a scratch allows moisture and grime to enter the flooring and can result in more severe damage over time. Many homeowners rearrange furniture or lay down ar
Swedish wood floors are characterised by the particular type of finish used on the floor. A Swedish finish is an acid-curing, alcohol-based varnish. Swedish wood floors are durable and easy to maintain. Caring for Swedish wood floors properly will pr
Hardwood floors add elegance and beauty to your home decor. Parquet flooring is a type of wood floor that usually comes in tiles or planks. They come in a wide variety of styles and colours. The tiles are often installed in patterns and geometric des
Restoring the wood floors in your home makes a world of difference in the appearance of your space. Floors have a variety of finishes designed to protect them from scratches and discolouration, among them shellac. Shellac is a clear finish that is kn
If you have a hole in your hardwood floor, you can’t simply plug it or patch it. Incorrectly patching the hole will not provide a permanent fix, and such repairs can cause surrounding wood to absorb humidity and start the slow process of wood rot. Re
Engineered wood flooring is constructed of multiple layers of wood in a manner very similar to plywood. It ranges from three to 10 layers thick, with the wood grain running in the opposite direction in each successive layer to create dimensional stab
Burn marks diminish the attractive appearance of hardwood floors. Hardwood floors have their advantages over carpet, but they still need maintenance to keep them in a good condition. To remove burn marks from wood floors, you need time and patience.
Hardwood floors are easy maintenance and durable, but they do require some care. Keeping your floors properly finished and sealed helps makes upkeep easier and prevents stains and damage, since the stains will affect the finish and not the wood. A wo
Repairs to walls, many times, require the use of plaster mud. Mud is the slang term for plaster, drywall compound or joint compound. Working with mud can create a mess, which makes using tarps an important step in preparation. Even with proper prepar
Wood floor maintenance is typically simple. From time to time, the clear coat of wax on top of your floor may need a little face lift. To do this properly, rent a slow-speed floor buffer from a tool rental company for a day. Two or three standard siz
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