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Other stories by Howard Brickman

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    Freshly-sanded hardwood floors put the finishing touch on many remodeling projects. A hardwood flooring expert describes the tools and techniques that produce the best results.

  • Laying Wood Floors Over Concrete Slabs

    Wood flooring can “warm up” a cold concrete slab — but moisture is an ever-present concern. A leading flooring expert shows how his system of vapor barriers and a floating plywood subfloor produces a perfect job every time.

  • Q&A: Wood Floors Over Concrete Slabs

    Q: The Journal’s panel of experts answers the most commonly asked questions from the job site.

  • Success with Hardwood Flooring

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