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25 Years of Innovation: Wood Flooring | This Old HouseVariety is the hallmark of today's wood flooring industry, with more woods, types of products, and finish choices than ever before. Bored with red oak? How about Siberian larch, Brazilian cherry, or Australian spotted gum? Finish options are no less wide-ranging, with new, safer formulations and more flooring available prefinished at the factory. Then there's the biggest change of all: the rise of engineered flooring, manufactured from layers of wood veneer laminated together for ...

How to Repair Dog Damage to Wood Flooring | This Old HouseIf you've got a dog, chances are your house already bears a few battle scars. From their innate tendency to dig and scratch to those "little accidents" they sometimes leave behind, pooches are especially tough on our cherished hardwood floors. Pat Hunt, owner of Hunt Custom Milled Wood floors, in Lexington, Massachusetts, has fixed his fair share of the damage inflicted on his clients' houses by man's best friend. "We just did a job where a guy's dog scratched the heck out of his ...

Overview of Flooring Options - This Old House - YouTube24 Dec 2014 ... General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss the wide world of flooring products. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This old house YouT...

7 Steps to Like-New Floors - Old House Restoration, Products ...18 Oct 2010 ... Nothing defines an old house like hardwood floorsthey're one of the primary features that ds so many of us to antique homes. Regardless of their age or species, wooden floors give a house warmth, character, beauty, and value. But as every old-house owner has learned, hardwood floors are subject to a great deal of use and abuse. floors that once gleamed under a flawless coat of clear finish will inevitably become dirty, scratched, stained, and worn. In times ...

How to identify wood floors in old houses - YouTube7 Feb 2014 ... Here are some examples of wood floors in early 1900s houses.

Engineered Wood Floor Styles | This Old HouseEngineered wood floors can suit a rustic country retreat, contemporary urban loft, and everything in between.

Fixing Wood Floors - Old House Restoration, Products & Decorating30 Aug 2010 ... The mellow patina of an old floor is the result of decades of aging and judicious care. This antique floor and staircase were installed in an addition at Gore Place in Waltham, Massachusetts, in the early 20th century. (Photo: Steve Marsel). Part of the charm of an old floor lies in its minor imperfections: the familiar creak of a floorboard, a gentle undulation in the hall, the gouge mark so ancient that the scar has a patina. While any old house can be expected to have floors ...

How to Repair Hardwood Floors | This Old HouseReplacing oak-strip flooring requires a little ingenuityand a really sharp chisel. Learn how to repair your hardwood floors from This old house today!

Wood Floors in Kitchens? | This Old HouseWill hardwood survive the toughest room in the house?

All About Prefinished Wood Floors | This Old HouseWhen it comes to adding warmth, beauty, and value to your home, hardwood can't be beat. And thanks to the wide array of prefinished solid-wood flooring now on the market, it's never been easier to replace or find a match for your old floors. These wood strips and planks are typically coated with multiple layers of an aluminum-oxide-infused polyurethane and cured under UV lights; this process creates an exceptionally hard finish that will outlast once applied in your home on ...

Project House: Wood-Floor Repair, Episode 1 - Introduction - YouTube14 Jul 2014 ... Justin Fink meets restoration expert Scott Sidler and learns the basics of patching an old floor where a heating register is being eliminated.

How to Repair Squeaky Wood Floors - This Old House - YouTube3 Aug 2014 ... This old house general contractor Tom Silva silences some squeaky floors. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/wa...

How to Patch Strip Flooring - This Old House - YouTube9 Apr 2015 ... This old house general contractor Tom Silva shows how to repair a hardwood-strip floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to...

All About Hardwood Floors | This Old HouseThis old house presents a complete guide to finding the best wood floor for your home.

How to Refinish Wood Floors | This Old HouseQ: My oak floors are covered in scratches. Do I have to sand down to bare wood to get rid of them? Susan Bankhead, Meridian, Idaho. A: The Editors of This old house reply: Not necessarily. If the scratches don't go all the way through to the wood, you can scuff-sand your floors with a buffer and apply a fresh coat or two of finish. The hardwood floor refinishing process is easier and less expensive than sanding down to bare wood and takes less time. In a few hours your floors will ...

How to Repair a Tongue-and-Groove Wood Floor - This Old House ...28 Sep 2014 ... Cutting in a perfect-fit patch with This old house general contractor Tom Silva. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the of...

Best 25+ Old wood floors ideas on Pinterest | Wooden textures, Barn ...How to Fill Gaps In a Wide-Plank Wood Floor. English houseEnglish CottagesEnglish Country housesEnglish Country StyleEnglish Country Decoratingold Country housesold English Decorold Farm housesVintage houses. Need this for my old house! How To Fill Gaps In Wide Plank Flooring - video tutorial - This old house.

How to Protect Wood Floors | This Old HouseThis old house's top tips for keeping your floors looking like new.

The History of Wood Flooring - Old House Restoration, Products ...22 Oct 2012 ... Gleaming tongue-and-groove hardwood floors might seem like the standard for old houses, but that wasn't always the case, as a trip through wood flooring history illustrates.

How to Repair a Tongue-and-Groove Wood Floor | This Old HouseCutting in a perfect-fit patch with This old house general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Strip a Hardwood Floor - This Old House - YouTube13 Apr 2014 ... This old house general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper and safe way to remove an old finish from a hardwood floor. (See below for a shopping list and t...

The Real Thing | This Old HouseThe wood look is definitely in. Just consider all those other flooring materials trying to imitate it. While many do a good job, the real M

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors | This Old HouseApplying a new finish to an old floor with This old house general contractor Tom Silva.

All About Engineered Wood Floors | This Old HouseIt's a dead ringer for solid wood, faster to install, and less prone to moisture damage. Our experts help you decide which high-tech, low-fuss boards are best for your application and style.

How to Patch Hardwood Flooring | This Old HouseAsk This old house general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors - This Old House - YouTube9 Feb 2014 ... This old house general contractor Tom Silva shows how to apply a new finish to an old hardwood floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here t...

How to Clean Wood Floors | This Old HouseThink about all the abuse your wood floors get just because they take it lying down. Grit, dirt, mud, soot, dust, food debris, things stuck to the feet of petsand you don't even want to think about where they've beenall get pounded into the polyurethane finish and forced between the boards. Unfortunately, the cure is sometimes worse than the grime. Too much water, any amount of steam! says Brett Miller, a technical expert at the National Wood Flooring Association. Other no-no's: ...

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