Wood Flooring

JLC Field Guide: Wood Flooring

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

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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

Controlling Floor Vibration
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Controlling Floor Vibration

Compliance with deflection limits in the code doesn't guarantee customer... Read more

Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring
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Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring

Skip the sanding but take more time for a careful install Read more

Conditioning Homes
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Conditioning Homes

A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks Read more

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Wood Flooring Instruction

Expansion Space for Wood Floors
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Nailing Wood Flooring

Hammers, pneumatic nailers, and nailing machines all have their pros and cons. Read more

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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