Nov , When mixed with water, the solution s acidity is drastically lowered and it becomes an effective method to wash hardwood floors The vinegar and water mixture cuts through dirt and grime, leaving a streak free and naturally clean floor Ways to Wash Hardwood Floors via Clean Mama NOTE Cleaning
There are multiple ways to install hardwood flooring, including nailing or stapling down the planks, but many hardwood flooring options are now cut into a tongue and groove configuration that is similar to how engineered hardwood is manufactured While this makes DIY installation more feasible,
Mar , I gave you a quick peek at the new laminate flooring that we installed in our living room and dining room a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it would This is a floating floor system and the boards don t get nailed down the way hardwood does, so it s very important that the boards lock together really well.
Cheaply made bamboo flooring can be soft and prone to warping, delaminating, and throwing off dangerous fumes Processed bamboo is compressed under extreme pressure with heat and adhesive to form slabs that are sliced into planks these self lock and float Close up of low end bamboo wood floor finish.
Feb , Since the laminate is a floating floor, there is no adhesive and nearly zero prepwork, unless you wanted to put down additional moisture barrier or sound proofing It does have a slight hollow sound, but not much louder than a solid or engineered hardwood It handles foot traffic well, but not a friend of
Nov , Here s the transition from upstairs to downstairs and you can see my beautiful plank engineered wood floors that are all on my main levels, also by Shaw Floors that I installed when I moved Being that my den space is on a slab, these floors float right over the concrete, snapping together for a fast install.
Jan , Engineered hardwood can be installed in baths and basements because it tolerates higher levels of humidity Installation is done though nailing, or gluing, or installing a floating floor system Click HERE to see my video tutorial on how to install prefinished hardwood floors Installing Hardwood Floors.
Jun , Deciding that has been made easy because an Architect reviews Engineered wood with it s pros and cons and The thick floor can be nailed down or glued down Floating Floor The planks are thick enough to act as a floating floor Engineered Wood Can be installed by nailing or gluing down
Jan , We didn t at the time opt for Forest Steward Council certified wood flooring since we didn t have the budget for it At the time, FSC worse enemy Make sure any water heaters, boilers, or any other heating device has a tub around it or drain near it so that water can not find its way to your floating cork floor.
There are lots of tips floating around about how to clean these marks off, some a bit safer for your wood floors and furniture than others I guess I am always especially cautious when dealing with hardwood floors, since they can be easily damaged, and expensive to repair I would suggest that with whatever method you end
Feb , I also wanted it to feel like wood you know, that textured feeling that wood sheets can have That left hardwood, bamboo, laminates, and something engineered, like Pergo These were all available with snap together installation to create a floating floor. No nails or glue Wood like planks simply fit
Sep , Manufacture In general, the less a material must be modified during manufacture, the better Stone, wood and bamboo require the least modification Cork, ceramic tile, linoleum, rubber flooring and carpets and rugs require more energy (and potentially, chemical processing) to manufacture.
Aug , Laminate flooring is a great option for RVs because you can have the beautiful look of a hardwood floor without all the maintenance and installation challenges He came over and said laminate would be a mistake because by floating it would buckle with the stress of the RV moving So we picked out
Jul , I installed the wood look vinyl plank floating floor years ago in my living room It s so great with my dogs that I also installed it in my kitchen, master bedroom and master bath It is installed directly over a concrete slab It is not horribly cold in the winter, it is holding up great so far, everyone that sees it thinks
Sep , It also didn t have the wavy grooves (not sure how else to explain it) that many engineered hardwood samples seemed to have This is oak and it actually looks like oak, though a bit smoother than our regular oak wood flooring Any type of floating floor that is glued (rather than nailed) will work for this DIY