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10-04-10, 04:10 PM
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If it's severe, chances of removing may be slim....

If it's severe, chances of removing may be slim. This is not uncommon with people unfamiliar with using urethane adhesives. In some cases the entire floor needs to be refinished. For small spots here...
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Views: 1,387
Posted By Hardwood Guy

With regards to #1, I feel the method should have...

With regards to #1, I feel the method should have been discussed ahead of time. I don't think you'll find any standard, but most of the time they would be lined up with some reason to it. It's a...
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Posted By Hardwood Guy

Match the floors? Do we have an existing floor?...

Match the floors? Do we have an existing floor? Oh wait I see. It really doesn't matter if you put something different upstairs. In fact much older colonial homes often have a hardwood downstairs and...
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Posted By Hardwood Guy

Mike: Be careful with any patching compound...

Mike:

Be careful with any patching compound as it may break apart with seasonal movement. Although most parquet flooring is quite stable in that the material is mostly rift and quarter sawn (very...
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Views: 4,425
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Probably going to need pictures for this one. You...

Probably going to need pictures for this one. You mention Junkers and adhesive? Perhaps you mean dried filler? Then when you mention spaces...I don't get it unless you've laid them out and discovered...
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Views: 1,261
Posted By Hardwood Guy

The biggest concern with engineered hardwoods and...

The biggest concern with engineered hardwoods and their ability to be refinished is not the thickness of the wear (top) layer, although many will lead you to think so. It's the original condition of...
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Views: 975
Posted By Hardwood Guy

I'll throw one in there.. Sheoga hardwood....

I'll throw one in there..

Sheoga hardwood. Little known manufacturer, more like a hidden jewel. Longest lengths in the industry for common strip floors, upwards of eight feet for their clear...
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Views: 1,238
Posted By Hardwood Guy

I would venture a guess the majority of...

I would venture a guess the majority of complaints with LL has to do with non warranted products. Maybe it's their advertising that creates the mess. After all as the name implies, they handle a...
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Views: 1,248
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Water will find it's way and damage anything. I...

Water will find it's way and damage anything. I don't see any benefit gluing one area. As far as the other question, you can minimize the fear by fastening into the floor joists, through the OSB to...
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Views: 935
Posted By Hardwood Guy

It depends on the grade. The manufacturers you...

It depends on the grade. The manufacturers you mention do have specs on what grade is used within each product line but you'll have to get a salesperson to look it up for you...or you can call them....
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Views: 6,457
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Not being familiar with the product one item...

Not being familiar with the product one item comes to mind.



Does this mean you've had a few rows down since the summer? It could be the exposed flooring has gained moisture and created a...
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Views: 1,963
Posted By Hardwood Guy

In my opinion laminate against laminate looks...

In my opinion laminate against laminate looks cheesy. Any chances of replacing the old laminate and run the new in all areas?

That's my opinion and I'm not against laminate floors either.
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Posted By Hardwood Guy

Never heard anything about health risks with Al...

Never heard anything about health risks with Al Oxide. The particles are actually "embedded" under the surface coats so there is no real exposure. Put another way, the Al Oxide finishes are...
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Views: 1,564
Posted By Hardwood Guy

These guys (link below)may be able to assist....

These guys (link below)may be able to assist. They manufacture that type of flooring. Unfortunately if you're looking for a few small pieces they probably can't help, but could steer you in some...
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Views: 1,031
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Terry: When you mention character to which I...

Terry:

When you mention character to which I tried to read that perhaps you weren't interested, there are some hardwood floors that will offer a built in pre aged look.

Species like Hickory and...
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Views: 14,397
Posted By Hardwood Guy

I'd like to see if more comments come up with...

I'd like to see if more comments come up with Bellawood quality. I haven't been in touch lately on it.

Acclimation isn't a time thing. It has more to do with your environment and the amount of...
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Views: 1,031
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Hardwood will most definitely scratch, but it's...

Hardwood will most definitely scratch, but it's inevitable. Most new owners baby it like buying a new car. Do we often park far away from other cars when it's new? I know I do until the newness wears...
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Posted By Hardwood Guy

Is the fireplace being used? Hard to guess from...

Is the fireplace being used? Hard to guess from my seat, but I thought I'd throw this out. The floor could be shrinking because of the heat? But then you mention the entire wall area.

Minor dust...
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Posted By Hardwood Guy

Maybe a hand held concrete grinder? However that...

Maybe a hand held concrete grinder? However that will raise quite a bit of dust but there are some attachments that can cut down quite a bit of it. It would also be connected to a shop vac. Also...
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Views: 1,049
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Mannington can get particular with the type of...

Mannington can get particular with the type of tool used to install their floors. I believe they recommend the Floor Monster.

Installing an engineered hardwood floor - installation engineered wood...
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Views: 838
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Interesting One! Also sounds like an...

Interesting One!

Also sounds like an expansion joint for the two slabs. I have a feeling not much will stick to it, but I'm not there to see the actual composition of the material. From where I...
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Views: 842
Posted By Hardwood Guy

That's a tough one, considering it sounds like...

That's a tough one, considering it sounds like both the plywood and older hardwood is the same vertical height. Armchair is probably right about the floor joists. I see two options but it will never...
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Views: 2,302
Posted By Hardwood Guy

"My subfloor is a material similar to concrete...

"My subfloor is a material similar to concrete backerboard, and of top of it I used a material called insulayment -worked pretty good by the way- and then we glue it down with poliurethane glue."
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01-28-06, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 78,660
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Discolored? That could be common with lower...

Discolored? That could be common with lower priced bamboos, but I've never seen it with the premium brands. The same is true of scratching. I recently visited a low priced warehouse type flooring...
01-28-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,435
Posted By Hardwood Guy

Don't rely on Home Depot advice. Acrylic...

Don't rely on Home Depot advice. Acrylic urethanes are likely to cause cupping problems with any solid bamboo installation.
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