Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring JLC Field Guide
The elegance of hardwood is unparalled as a flooring choice. However, if it's not installed correctly, floor squeaks, shrinkage or buckling can ruin the job.

Wood Flooring Featured Articles

Removing & Replacing Strip Flooring
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Removing & Replacing Strip Flooring

Tips and tricks for taking out old boards and blending in new for a seamless look Read more

Hardwood Flooring over Radiant Heat
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Hardwood Flooring over Radiant Heat

Hardwood floors can perform well over radiant heat, but it takes careful hvac... Read more

Conditioning Homes
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Conditioning Homes

A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks Read more

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Expanding a Kitchen

We were wrapping up the latest in a series of renovation projects on a suburban Maryland split-level home when I casually mentioned to the owner that her Thanksgiving family gatherings would be a lot more enjoyable if her small kitchen weren't separated from the dining and living areas by a wall. Read more

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Installing a Wood Parquet Floor

Assessing the moisture content and surface condition of the slab was the critical first step. Read more

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Wood Flooring Instruction

Finishing Laminate Floors
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Finishing Laminate Floors

Installing hardwood over a concrete slab requires extra care and special materials... Read more

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Treat or Replace Pet-Stained Subfloor?

Should subflooring that has been stained with dog urine be torn out and replaced before a new hardwood floor is installed? Read more

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Mesquite Hardwood Floors

The most common choice for hardwoods in the houses I build has been white oak, so when I found out the architect had specified Mesquite, I knew I needed to video the process. Read more

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Installing Hardwood Flooring over Vinyl

Hardwood flooring can be installed over existing sheet vinyl if key conditions are met Read more

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Controlling the Moisture Content of Wood Flooring

Q: What's the proper procedure for acclimating wood flooring to the moisture content of a building before installation? Read more

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