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

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Removing & Replacing Strip Flooring

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

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Hardwood Flooring over Radiant Heat

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

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Controlling Floor Vibration

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

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Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring

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

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Conditioning Homes

A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks More

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Wood Flooring Instruction

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Nailing Wood Flooring

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

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Finishing Laminate Floors

Installing hardwood over a concrete slab requires extra care and special materials... 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? 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. More

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