Engineered or Solid Hardwood Flooring When Installing over a Concrete Subfloor?[September 23rd, 2010]
I am looking to replace my carpet in the lounge and would like a real wood floor. I am really confused as to which type to go for solid or engineered. The sub floor is concrete and from the information on your site and others am i right in saying installation would be easier with an engineered flooring. Oh i am also looking to install the floor myself....well my husband is!!
The Best Floors for Your Kitchen[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently stumped right now when it comes to the flooring for my kitchen. I need excellent suggestions. Most definitely, I need a floor that does not easily rot when exposed to water, right?
Question: I am wondering what kinds of benefits I can get from bamboo rugs. I heard about them, and I’ve even seen them. I just don’t know why there are several people who are buying them. Perhaps I’m missing out something. I just think that they make excellent addition to my home. I have a tropical-themed house.Technorati Profile
Hickory Floors - Everything You Need to Know[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I really do not need to buy floors right now, but I am doing research for school. I would like to know more about hickory floors. Why are they considered to be excellent wooden floors? What are their characteristics? I know that you are an expert when it comes to floors, so I am looking for your opinion.
All About Industrial Flooring [September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Industrial flooring is rapidly being preferred by those who own businesses. As a business owner myself, what are the things that I need to know about industrial floors? How can it help me in my business? Plus, where can I get these floors? If I find that the industrial floors can work to my advantage, I might as well get some for my business.
Coir Carpets -- What You Need to Know?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What is coir? I’ve recently heard about coir carpets from a friend of mine who loves to shop for carpets. I’ve heard that it’s very durable, and as a matter of fact my friend loves it. She has recommended it for me too. I was wondering, what stuff is this kind of carpet made from?
King of Trees for Your Home â Solid Cherry Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using solid cherry flooring for home flooring? Can it be customized for stains, appearance, and coloring? Can they be installed conveniently? Are they expensive?
Protecting Environment around Your Home with Bamboo Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any flooring akin to wood flooring yet less expensive and less vulnerable to moisture affects? How do I maintain and protect the environmental balance at my home and which of the flooring would be suitable for the purpose? Is bamboo flooring suitable for the purpose?
Question: Can you give me some idea about what would be hardwood floor installation cost? I have been advised that it is the most expensive among all installations. Is there any way I could make the installation economic?
Question: For combining traditional with contemporary in the floor constructions what could be the possible best choice? Are the wood planks available for the purpose uniform in size or something wider is also available in the market?
Removing Coffee Stains from the Carpet[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Ever since I started to take home-based work, I can’t help but be addicted to coffee. It helped me get through tense-filled days or even sleepless nights. I am not really a true-blue coffee drinker, but a cup or two a day definitely perk me up. Just yesterday, however, while I was moving my laptop from my makeshift home office to our living room, I accidentally dropped my spilled-proof mug (yes, so ironic), and everything just went into our newly bought carpet. I definitely freaked out since I really don’t know what to do. I tried wiping it with a cloth, but the stain is still there. Is there a certain type of chemical that I need to use to remove it?
Question: I just had a talk with my remodeler a couple of days ago, and he mentioned that it could be a nice idea to change my wood with ceramic tiles. Now I really don’t have any qualms with changing my hardwood since it’s been a long time that it’s been there. I inherited the house from my grandmother; that’s why I’m thinking of having a home renovation. I am not just quite sure of his suggestion, though. Ceramic tiles appear to be so vulnerable that they tend to break easily. Perhaps you can help convince me.
Best Floors for Different Sections of Homes[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I talked to a friend who is so good in floors. I just want to ask the most ideal one for different sections of the home. I am planning to remodel the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. However, he is giving me different sets of floors. He says that the types of floors will really depend on where you are going to use them. Is this true?
How to Restore Hardwood Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I just bought what I think is the most gorgeous home in the neighborhood. It’s Victorian style. I definitely love the interiors so much that I didn’t think twice of getting it for myself. I just have one huge problem. The previous owner didn’t actually try to restore the hardwood since it’s going to be expensive for him. Now, it’s my burden. I don’t want to change it to other types of floors, or the house will just lose its character. Is there any way that I can have the hardwood restored?
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dark- and Light-colored Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: My boyfriend and I are currently on deadlock when it comes to the color of our vinyl floors. I prefer lighter ones since I believe they can give us more breathable space. On the other hand, he wants something dark brown. He loves earthly colors. It’s been going on for days, and we can’t move on to the renovations of our apartment. Can you help us out?
Sea Grass Carpets -- Facts You Must Know[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Sea grass carpets? What are they? Somehow I am inclined to think they are carpets made from grass taken from the deep seas. What exactly are sea grass carpets? Are they really seaweed that are sewed together and sold as a carpet? Please enlighten me as I am thoroughly confused.
Real Rainforest Color with Jatoba Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I desire to install Jatoba Laminate Flooring in my home. Will it give me the natural color appearances? What are their specialties? Are they easy to install and are they affordable? Do I require professional help for installing the flooring?
Dream Design with Tile Effect Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is it possible to capture the dream designs of tile effects with the laminate flooring? Is laminate flooring good for interior designing? How to bring up such tile effect in my laminate flooring?
New Engineered Wood Flooring Panaget Zenitude[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Many new type of wood flooring are now coming into the market. Is there anyone that is made of real European oak and is also affordable at the same time since most of the wood flooring comes expensive?
Perfect Installation Laminate or Wood Flooring with Barrier plus Underlay[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Can I make my new home floor soundproof? Is it necessary to put some underlay for perfect installation of wood or laminate structure? Can it provide insulation against sound and thermal effects simultaneously?
Best Shock Absorber Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am concerned about the impact on flooring in my new home. We have in the family a few kids who are naughty enough. In addition we also have pets. They always have the tendency of falling and getting hurt due to the impact. Is there any material that could be best shock absorber flooring?
Newest Kinds of Hardwood Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: My husband and I waited for six years, before we decided to build our home. We don’t want to go through the process of buying and selling homes, and we want to make sure that what we are going to have will be our dream home. We found a good lot somewhere in Ohio, and we are hoping to build a country home. We just love the comfort that wood brings to any kind of house. Now, my problem lies on the floor. I know that oak and maple floors are definitely good choices, but are there more out there? We just want to widen our options.
Topic: Why Cork Floors are Ideal for The Childrenâs Rooms[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently planning to move to the suburbs next month. My husband and I think that it will be great for the kids, since they can mingle with other children. I also want them to feel as if they really belong to a community. We are currently living in a condominium, and I know that they feel kind of “caged” here. Anyway, I am wondering what type of floor will be perfect for the children’s rooms. My children are still very young. The eldest is just 9 years old, so I need something that will not stop them from getting rowdy and loud, but at the same time, I want something that is safe for them.
Question: I am planning to use granite floors for our patio, but I want to ask your opinion about it. Do you think that it’s a very good idea? Marble tiles are quite expensive, and I want to make sure that I will be making an excellent investment here. What are the benefits I can get from them?
How to Repair Squeaky Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I just have one huge problem. I do have squeaky floors. Since I’m just living on my own, I really don’t know what to do. I believe that you’re a floor expert, so I’m thinking of asking some tips from you. Is there something that I can possibly do with them? I am already very ashamed every time my friends and family would start walking down the living room.
Wool Carpets -- Take Extra Care of Your Home[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I’m currently in the process of selecting carpets for my new home. Among my choices are wool carpets. These carpets have come highly recommended by my friends and colleagues as most of them use these for their homes. Is it really true that wool has some advantages over the other types of carpets? What can I get in return for my investment in these carpets?
Natural Beauty of Beech with Engineered Beech Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wanted to set up Beech flooring for natural beauty and warmth in my living and drawing rooms. However, the prices seems to be a little beyond my reach. Can I achieve the same beauty and elegance with Engineered Beech flooring? Are they as strong as the natural Beech flooring?
Smooth Operating Flooring Door Installation Accessories[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there anything I should take care of specially while installing my flooring door? Why is it that everyone around says that the flooring door should operate smoothly? What are the accessories I need?
Question: Many new type of wood flooring are now coming into the market. Is there anyone that is made of real European oak and is also affordable at the same time since most of the wood flooring comes expensive?
Fighting Water Penetration in Flooring with Damp Proof Membrane[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: My new home is set up in a damp location. Hence my flooring is susceptible to water penetration all the time. Is there any thing using which I can prevent the water penetration to protect my flooring? What is its effect on environment?
The Advantages of Floating Floor[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently thinking of using hardwood floors into my home, but my friend said that it’s impossible. You see, I am currently using ceramic floors, and getting them off my floor will cost a lot for me. It means paying someone to do it, and then paying another who will install the hardwood floors for me. I don’t think I will ever have such money for this. Do you have any suggestions? Or should I just wait for the time when I can possibly remove my ceramic floors?
Question: I may not like be the others who are really building or remodeling homes and thinking of changing or adding floors. I am in my first year in interior design, and we were all tasked to write about the benefits of bamboo floors. Since I have read all your answers to people’s questions and I found them very sensible and easy to read, I am thinking of asking you my question too. What do we get if we use bamboo floors?
Difference Between a Solid Hardwood and an Engineered Hardwood[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have been wondering what the differences could be between a solid hardwood and an engineered hardwood. I have been hearing about them from my contractors, and I really do not quite understand what they mean. It will definitely help me come up with a much better decision for my home if I can know the benefits and disadvantages of each.
Question: I am pretty curious. I am an interior designer, and my husband is an architect. In a recent chit-chat with friends from the same industry, we heard about lyptus floors and how they raved about it being environment-friendly. My husband and I always make it a point to suggest good trends to our clients, so they will definitely appreciate their properties. Can you tell me more about it? Right now, I’m quite blind.
Sisal Carpets -- The Best in Your Own Budget[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have been shopping for carpets lately and I came across this selection called Sisal rugs. I’m curious about it. What’s it made of? What are the things that I, as a carpet buyer, can expect from a sisal rug? Would it be worth the money spent for buying one?
Question: I had installed laminated flooring in my home. However, they are looking dull and old. I wish to change them with something better looking that would be as affordable and durable. Could cork flooring be a good choice? Will installation be difficult?
Two Strip Engineered Flooring â Panaget Orfeo[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any engineered flooring that provides combination of hardwood with other materials and is easy to install on the floating surface? Can they be used as flooring in the basements and stairs?
Perfect Installation of Ceramic Tile Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I want to install ceramic tile flooring in my home. How do I go for it? In the process what are the points I should take care? Multiple installation process is followed in respect of ceramic tiles. However, successful installation of ceramic tile flooring is largely dependent on use of qualitative materials. The method is popularly known as setting materials. Selecting the perfect materials for setting is one of the basic requirements of successful installation of the surface. Thus there are two aspects of successful installation of ceramic tiles. One is selecting the best tiles for the purpose while the other is the selection of the best materials for the purpose.
Resolving the Problems of Laminate flooring Accessories[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: How can I resolve the problems relating to laminate flooring accessories, especially the gap between the wall and floor and unevenness of the height of the structure? Is it possible trimming the gap existing between
Choosing the Appropriate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: When I tried to select the type of flooring to be installed in my new home, I was rather confused with the multiple choices available. Wood, laminate, engineered, carpet, vinyl, rubber, ceramic, cork, and concrete and many other options are available. How do I choose the appropriate flooring?
Easy Installation with Engineered Wood Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wished to install real hard wood flooring for my home. However they are expensive and also difficult installing. Is there any alternative that would be easier installing and would be less expensive while giving identical tones?
Linoleum Flooring â The Difference[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Yesterday when I entered a floor shop and asked about kitchen linoleum, the shop keeper said they have all types of vinyl available. Are vinyl and linoleum the same thing? If not, what are the differences?
Question: I am getting really tired looking at my patio. It has been like that for so many years—bare of any kinds of plants and whatever else to make it homier or a more pleasant area to be in. I was wondering if there is something I can do, perhaps use a specific type of floor to add more decoration. I just don’t know which of them will be perfect for use. Let me know.
How to Choose Environment Friendly Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently remodeling our home, and I was thinking of shifting to environment-friendly floors. My wife is currently pregnant right now, and I believe that it will be good for her and the baby if the home itself will not provide them with health problems. Moreover, I have heard that they are more practical alternatives and that I can save more with them.
Question: Is there anything else that we can do about wooden floors? Though I truly appreciate their natural look, I would still like to create versatility when it comes to the wood floors. I believe that it would add more beauty to the room and functionality to the floors. But I am scared in doing anything about my wooden floors unless I have sure ideas with me. I am very excited to hear your opinion.
How to Clean Porcelain Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: How do I take care of my porcelain floors? Is it similar to working with stone floors? I want to make sure that I can make my floors last for a very long time, considering that they are quite expensive.
Is Solid Oak Flooring Ideal For Your Home?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am looking for installing the flooring at my newly constructed home. For best advices about flooring and flooring materials I have contacted many friends and some architects as well. However, the feedback I receive from them varies to a great extent that makes me rather confused. Most of them recommend hard wood flooring. Some of them including engineers say that the solid oak flooring is the best of the lot? Is solid oak flooring ideal for my home?
No Nonsense Solid Maple Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: My advisors have suggested installation of Solid Maple Flooring for my sports center. They say it is the most durable among the solid wood floorings. Does it provide the natural warmth of the solid wood flooring? What is the average cost of installation and maintenance?
Question: We have recently bought an old cottage. It has tile flooring that is worn and old. I cannot immediately go for installing new floor and therefore wish to cover the flooring. What would be the ideal material for my floor covering? Are they suitable for halls and staircases? Will it be strong enough to resist traffic movement?
Combining Traditional with Contemporary â Infinite Rugs[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there some rug that will combine the traditional hand tufting skills with contemporary designs, colors, and textures? What are the benefits of machine made rugs? Are they superior to hand made rugs?
Beauty and Elegance of Authentic Wood Floor with Pergo Original[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have heard that engineered and laminate flooring can replace conveniently the traditional wood flooring. Is it true? If so what are the ways I can install them exercising time and cost economy?
Excellent Affordable Substitute for Wood â Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Initially I wished to install wood flooring in my home. However the prices are beyond my affordability. Is there something as elegant and excellent that can substitute wood while not being so expensive? What would be my best option?
Helpful Flooring Accessories for You[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Cleaning is required to keep the flooring shining and elegant. How do I go for it? Are there some helpful flooring accessories that can help me remove the stains on the structure? Are the accessories different for different materials?
Vinyl Flooring Search Terms â Find the Best[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Why is vinyl considered to be one of the most popular items for construction works? Can you give me some most powerful vinyl flooring search terms that would help me find the best items in the market?
Brazilian Walnut Flooring â Ideal for Commercial Complexes[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Considering the type of flooring I wish to install at my new commercial complex, I have a couple of options before me. One is to use the Brazilian Walnut and the other is using Red Oak. Can you advice me on this? Which one would be the better choice?
The Advantages of Having Oak Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am planning to change my tile floors with hardwood, but I really don’t have any idea which of them I should buy. I asked a friend about it, also went to see my architect friend, and a lot of them suggested that I make use of oak. Would you advise the same thing to me? I just want to know the possible benefits that I will get out of an oak floor. Thank you.
How to Prevent being Scammed by Carpet Sellers[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I found a very beautiful carpet online, and I was thinking of buying it for our living room. I believe it deserves a little “dress up,” and a carpet will not only serve as an excellent decoration but also floor cover or protector. But I heard a lot of stories about carpet scams. In fact, a friend of mine just got conned by one of online distributors. Can you still tell me that it’s safe to buy carpets, especially online?
Question: I am quite saddened on how some pieces of hardwood are turning in my basement. They seem to have “ripples.” I have them checked with our installer, and he said that it may be because of the high level of moisture in our basement. I think that if he could just told us about it a long time ago, we could have prevented the problem.
Question: My wife is thinking of buying recycled floors for a second home we are trying to build. It is supposed to be a wedding gift to my daughter. It’s not really a huge one, just enough for them to start a family. But I say I don’t want to. I would like to spend at least for the last time for my kid. Can you tell me if it is a good decision, I mean buying recycled floors instead?
Characteristics of Green Flooring [September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have been hearing a lot of stories about eco-friendly or green floors. But how do you exactly find one? Are there any guidelines that one can use or determine that the floor we are buying are environment friendly?
Designer Touch with Solid Black Oak Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: In my home I have decided to install solid wood floor. I tried to find out information on solid wood floors from the nets. Since most users feedback I surfed through on the nets recommended oak flooring I intend to have them set in my house. Will black oak flooring be desirable for my home for style and affordability?
Excellent Looks and Stability with Cherry Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I like the color complexion and appearance of cherry flooring. However the hard wood version seems a bit expensive. Will it do if I install Cherry Engineered Flooring in my newly constructed restaurant? Can they withstand the heavy traffic movements that are likely to take place? Are there any visible drawbacks of using such engineered flooring?
Installing Exact Dance Flooring for All[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: In my new commercial complex that includes a hotel and a bar I wish to install exact dance flooring that will really attract the customers and guests. Can you advice me on selection of the appropriate item?
Question: I am planning to change my linoleum floor to cork tiles. But I want to make sure that I can take care of them properly. Can you tell me the many ways on how I can make the cork floors more long-lasting?
What to Watch Out for with Ceramic Tiles[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I’ve heard a lot of good things about ceramic tiles that I began to wonder if there’s something that I need to watch out for about them. It’s not that I am trying to avoid buying them, because I do believe that they’re really strong and beautiful. However, if I know their potential downsides, I can make sure that they don’t happen, and I can make my ceramic tiles last a lot longer.
All About Douglas Fir Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I just have a question about Douglas fir floors. I have actually seen them in the World Wide Web, and somehow, I instantly loved its reddish brown shade. I just wonder why it’s not as popular as other types of hardwood. Is there something wrong with this one? How come I only hear of Douglas firs now?
Protect Your Heritage with Oak Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wish to install wood flooring in my house. Among the wood varieties I prefer Oak. However, I am apprehensive about developing cracks and ridges in my wood flooring with all those nails and stapling. What would be my best option and what if I wish to install them myself?
Make Extra Savings with Cork Flooring Seville[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What are the advantages of cork flooring over traditional wood flooring? Are there certain species of cork flooring with which I can make some extra savings? Will they be inferior in terms of durability and stability?
Question: I want to install good floor covering in my home as well as in my office. However I do not want the covering to be expensive. At the same time I desire them to look natural. Is there any such floor covering that could meet all these requirements?
Question: Is there any specific advantage of using the wide planked engineered flooring? I am searching for flooring with that will look different with double width surfaces. What could be the best option in such cases? Is maintenance difficult?
Use of Tile Flooring for Your Home[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: The front door of my home has ugly squares of linoleum installed. Can I replace this linoleum with tiles? Will my door require any cutting or renovation? The installer says that the bottom of the door can hit the tiles and damage it. What should I do?
Question: When I thought of installing some unique flooring in my new office, the professional expert suggested commercial carpet tile flooring. What is so special about it and why the professional people prefer it?
How to Maintain Vinyl Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: This is just a question from a friend. She isn’t a techno savvy as me, so she doesn’t really know how to ask for tips or help from people online. She is currently having problems with her vinyl tiles at home. Though the good thing about it is that it’s a lot cheaper to change than ceramics or wood, she doesn’t want to go through that at all times. Can you offer her some suggestions on how to properly maintain her vinyl floors?
Question: I want to buy a carpet for my living room, but I’m not so sure what type of carpet I should buy or how I’m going to purchase one. I would like to ask for your suggestions. It will definitely prevent me from choosing a poor one or something that’s not really right for me.
What to Look for While Buying Vinyl Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: After reading most of the questions here, I have decided to use vinyl floors for my newly renovated kitchen. But I am not so sure how to go about with buying them. Do you have some tips to make sure that I definitely get my moneys worth?
Question: I have heard of carpet steam cleaning, and I’m not sure if it’s going to be good. Will it not affect the color of the carpet because of the heat? Will it truly be effective? Can heat remove the ground-in dirt? I hope you can help shed light on this matter.
Question: My eldest daughter will be coming home this summer, and she wants her room back. Now, having been gone for three years, I’ve already converted her old room into storage unit. After she told me of her requests, I suddenly panicked and didn’t know what to do. So my husband and I thought of adding an attic, but we have problems with the flooring. We are not sure of what kind of flooring material we are going to use or if we are going to use one. We certainly need your suggestion.
Authenticated Look of Wood with Oak Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: It seems that Oak laminated flooring have a very attractive appearance and is also very durable besides being environment friendly. Are they ideal for my home? Are they durable and cost economic?
Soft Consistent Color with Solid Maple Flooring [September 23rd, 2010]
Question:- If I install solid wood flooring in my home or office which one of them could produce soft consistent color appearance? Will the same hard wood flooring fit into any type of room, large and small? What will be the benefits compared to other types of flooring?
Question: I want to install wooden, engineered or laminated wood flooring in my home. However, I do not like the sounds created by wood flooring though I want to have the excellence and tone that are best achieved with wooden flooring. What should be my choice for a combination of excellent, soundless, and affordable flooring?
Attractive and Elegant â Beech Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any option for installing some laminate flooring that is attractive and elegant and brings up the color tone of real wood structure the best? How far the Beech laminate flooring satisfies the requirements?
How to Look for a Hardwood Floor[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am pretty excited because next week we are going to start planning for our new home. We have decided to move a little far from the city, since we’re considering of building our own farm, and it would be good for my son, who’s an asthmatic. Fresh air will definitely be great for his lungs. Right now, I want to ask how to shop for a hardwood floor. I truly believe that our country-style home will be an excellent structure in our little paradise. I wish that you could help me out.
Potential Problems with Carpets[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hi, I am thinking of adding a carpet in my living room, just to add an accent or a decoration in my boring home. You see, all my walls are painted white, and I want to include some color. I just want to know, however, if there are potential problems that I may encounter with carpets and what these could be. At least, it will get me prepared for the inevitable.
Taking Care of Decorated Vinyl Floor [September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hi, I’m one of those who fell in love with vinyl floors, because there are just plenty of designs that you can choose from. Being a single working mom, it also helps that the floors take very little maintenance. I don’t need to spend most of my days scrubbing the floors just to get rid of hard stains, and I also don’t need to worry if I spilled something on it. I have a one-year-old son who happens to love to pour his milk whenever he wants to. But I do have decorated vinyl tiles with me, and they look more delicate than the regular ones. I am scared that if I can’t do proper maintenance with them, they can easily give up, and I have to spend more for them.
Question: Our community is planning to create a mini-gymnasium in one of the adjacent lots near our church. It will definitely be a good place for teens to hang out. Our small church cannot also accommodate the growing number of members, and the gymnasium will be a good alternative when we’re going to have special services. It’s going to be a closed one, and right now, we’re confused as to what kind of floor we are going to use. Do you have any suggestions?
Advantages of Terracotta Tiles[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I went to Mexico last week to stay in a friend’s house, and I’m just so amazed of their home. Everything is so colorful and bright that you would definitely feel comfortable just staying there. But if there’s one thing that really intrigued me is their floor. I asked my friend about it, and she said that they are terracotta tiles. Since I am going to be renovating my pad very soon, is it okay if I use them too? What other things am I going to get from these kinds of tiles? Let me know what you think. Thanks.
Elegant and Echo Friendly Cork Flooring Valencia[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Will cork flooring Valencia be suitable for my home if I install them replacing the wall to wall carpeting? Will it be as beautiful and elegant as the oak hardwood flooring or other such flooring? Is there any specific benefit that I will derive by installing the Cork Flooring Valencia? What is their durability aspect?
Durable and Stable â Jatoba Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Though initially I wanted to install solid wood flooring I found them beyond affordability. Is there any alternative that will give me the same durability and stability and also display elegant appearance?
Durable Alternative to Traditional Carpet â Paper Carpet[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any alternative to the traditional carpets made of coir, ply, jute, sisal and such other materials? Are the alternatives cheaper? What do I do to maintain them? Is the process complex and difficult to carry out?
Cleaning Wood Flooring to Bring Back Its Shine[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: When we purchased the old home with excellent wood flooring they looked shiny and attractive. However over the years they have lost their shine and look dull. Is there any way we can regain the shine? Can I use oil based wood flooring cleaners?
Choosing Floors for Basement[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hello, my name is Susan. My son is coming home for Christmas from his stint in New York, and I want to surprise him by converting the basement as his own room. Ever since he was young, he was sharing his bed with his younger brother. Now that he’s done college and working, he deserves a good break and definitely a nice room and home to come to. I’m just wondering what type of flooring I will use, though. I know that there are certain types of them that are not advisable, such as wood. What can you possibly recommend me?
How to Install Bamboo Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hello! I’ve been reading some of your FAQs here, and I’m definitely happy because I’m learning a lot. I am very much interested with the bamboo floors. In fact, your article on the benefits of them has actually encouraged me to buy them for my new seaside home. It’s definitely going to be a breath of fresh air. But let me tell you something. I am just an average Joe, hurt by the economic downfall. Thus, I’m trying to cut back on my expenses. That includes hiring an installation professional. (I know you would recommend one to me.) I would just like to ask some tips on the possible installation methods that I can use for the bamboo floors. It doesn’t really matter if it will take me a very long time. I can be a patient guy.
All About Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I’ve been hearing about Brazilian cherry wood floors, but I’m not sure what they are. I’ve seen some of their pictures, and they just look like typical hardwood to me. What’s the craze about it?
Other Kinds of Wood Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am wondering if there are other kinds of hardwoods that I can choose. I just want to know what other possible selections available for me. I already have heard so much about maple, hickory, oak, and pine.
Question: I am very excited of the prospect of having a pet at home once again. I was really devastated when our Labrador died a year ago that I decided to stay away from them for a while. But now I’m ready. However, I’m quite concerned. I am currently living alone, and I really don’t have much time cleaning and wiping the hardwood floors, especially that a new dog is around. Is there a way for me to make sure that I can still maintain the quality of my floor?
Exceptional Dimensional Stability with Solid Walnut Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: If I wish to achieve exceptional dimensions to by solid wood flooring, will walnut flooring be useful? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks of the solid walnut flooring? Are they affordable and easy to install?
Renewable and Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring Madrid[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: If I use cork flooring for my home and bathroom will they be suitable? Is there any specific advantage of using cork flooring for my bathroom? Will they look of out of place in style and texture? Can I use cork tiles on walls matching the flooring?
Answers: When you decide to set up your flooring either in the living room, drawing room or even the bathroom, you have multiple options open to you. However, if it comes to elegant and excellent looking flooring that is durable, renewable, and eco-friendly, you may opt for the Cork Flooring Madrid. Of course there are multiple styles, colors and materials available to select your flooring. However environment conscious users will find the cork flooring most suitable for their purpose. In fact installation is a breeze when you install the natural cork flooring.
In the arena of home décor, natural cork flooring is one of the fastest growing options. They are attractive, elegant and at the same time eco-friendly. Advantage of cork flooring is that they are completely renewable and does not require any tree felling. Moreover you can also use cork tiles in the walls matching the flooring. They not only match with the flooring but also are sound proof and insulated completely. That is why cork floorings such as the Cork Flooring Madrid is one of the best options as alternatives to hard wood flooring.
You do not have the anxieties and botheration regarding installation as it does not require any special skills or technical expertise to install the cork flooring. Thus you can save money and create the same warmth and environment as you would have created with solid hard wood flooring in your rooms or bathroom. You may either have the floating type cork flooring or the glue down cork flooring for your purpose. Floating Cork Flooring Madrid is similar to the laminate or wood paneled flooring. On the other hand the glued down cork flooring is one of the easiest to install and most user-friendly as well. When tiles are used simple sealing can help keeping the file in place. Whether you select the glue down or the floating type cork flooring, they will be economic, environment friendly and beautiful.
The best part of Cork Flooring Madrid is that it is suitable for all types of work including your rooms, bathroom, kitchen, and even the corridors. Being suitable for any decorative scheme, it is perfect for home solutions. Special factory finish cork flooring is durable and require little maintenance. Cork is completely renewable. Barks can be harvested in cycles through 8-10 years time and the tree is also not harmed in result. Cork contributes to indoor air quality. It is naturally hypoallergenic and mold-resistant and at the same time provides best thermal as well as acoustic installation.
People prefer cork flooring because of its resilience, durability, light weight, and practical utility of the material. The surface is high friction and adjusts to the pressure of weight clearly. Cork floors can last for decades without any signs of decay. They also do not have any negative health impact as they are dust resistant. They are safe as they are fire resistant and energy efficient. A wide range of grain patterns and shades including the deep brown natural tones are available to you when you install Cork Flooring Madrid at your home or bathroom making it an ideal choice for you.
Saving Time and Money in Commercial Carpet Cleaning[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: How do I save time and money in commercial carpet cleaning? Is it good to use expert services or to go for it on my own? Will it be more expensive using expert services? Is there any alternative available?
Dos and Donâts Relating to Hardwood Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What are the precautions I should take while going for the hardwood flooring? Is there anything that could cause serious damages to my hardwood flooring? What are the preventive actions necessary to maintain its shine and décor for long?
Question: My recently installed wood floor has got stains which looks odd. How can I remove the stains? Are there any chances of damages to my flooring during the stain removal operations? What precautions should I take to prevent such damages?
Question: We have recently installed new dancing floor replacing our old ones. However we do not have any clue about its maintenance. How do we go for it? What can we do to repair the wear and tear in the dance flooring?
Best Carpet Profiles for Home Owners[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: We want to carpet our room floor up to the doorway. We tried tack strip and folding the carpet over it but it does not help as the carpet does not stay well or remain flat. This creates problem in opening the door. What would be the best course for addressing the problem?
Is Vinyl a Perfect Replacement for Wood?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I understand that wood is the best flooring is the best but at the same time quite expensive. If I cannot afford wood flooring then would vinyl looking like wood will be the perfect replacement for the same?
Effect of Ceiling on Flooring Designs[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is designing the flooring perfectly necessary? Does the ceiling have any effect on the flooring designs? Is it necessary to have particular ceiling heights to get durable yet low maintenance flooring?
Expensive yet Highly Attractive Rock Carpet Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I want to lay carpet flooring in my home. However I am not very much interested about the traditional carpets available in the market. Is there anything that could cost more but will be highly attractive? Please also give a bit of details about the material.
Carpet Flooring â Home Ownerâs Preference[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: When I wanted to renovate the flooring of my home, my interior designer suggested carpet. He also pointed out that it is the preferred choice for most of the home owners and home makers. Are there any specific reasons for this?
Question: If I wish to install laminate flooring at my new home would it be a good choice? What is the difference between bamboo and traditional laminate structures? Is bamboo structure better than laminate?
Question: I am currently remodeling the bedrooms of my two kids. One is sixteen years old, while the other is a little boy aged 8. I have asked them what they like, and they said that I can go ahead with my decision, as long as they are not meant for girls. I am thinking of using a carpet, but I do not know if this is ideal, since my 8-year-old has asthma. As far as I know, they tend to accumulate dust and dirt.
Determining What Badi and Tali Floors are?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I was in a home depot yesterday. I was busy looking for plumbing materials when I happened to drop by the flooring section. I found these incredible pieces of wood, I believe, called Badi and Tali. I know for a fact that there is oak, pine, walnut, and even Brazilian cherry. But I never really heard of Badi or Tali. Does this come from India? Sounds like one.
How to Choose a Company for Epoxy Coating[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: There are a lot of cracks on my floors, and I would like to hire industrial coating service providers because of that. But I am not really sure how to go about it. Can you tell me some tips so that I can narrow down my choices and avoid those that are just waste of time and money? I also need someone who can do the job real fast.
Benefits of Prefinished Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently on a hot debate here. What should I buy? Should I get prefinished or unfinished flooring? My wife wants the latter because she believes in creative freedom, but for practical reasons, I want to stick with the prefinished ones. Can you enlighten us what to pick?
Artistic Excellence with Black Oak Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: If I install Black Oak Engineered Flooring, will it be as durable and strong as the natural solid oak flooring? Is there any specific disadvantage of using engineered oak flooring instead of the real hard wood oak flooring? Will I face any problem installing the flooring and are there any requirements of specific surface for them?
Specific Styles and Feels for Your Room with Pergo Expression Strips Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What would be the best choice for Pergo flooring when I want to customize it? What is the process of installation? Are any precautionary measures for preventing the floor from getting damaged necessary? If so what are the precautions?
Laminate Flooring is the Appropriate Flooring Alternative for Your Home[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: What would be the appropriate flooring alternative for my home when I install flooring that gives the elegance and tone of the wood flooring and is neither expensive nor difficult to install?
How to Choose a Flooring Company through the Internet[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have been canvassing for different kinds of floors since I’m thinking of remodeling my home this coming spring. I’ve tried looking for companies in the World Wide Web, and I have seen a lot of them that are currently selling wide varieties of floors. Honestly, I haven’t really decided yet of the kind of floor I want to work with, but I just one to ask now if it’s okay for me to shop through the Internet. I find the convenience of just sitting here and waiting for my orders to come really a breeze.
How to Clean Laminate Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I just bought some laminates for my kitchen counter. According to a friend, it will be a very good decision for my kitchen, considering that they don’t stain and that they are very easy to clean. But I still want to know how to make sure that they can last for a long time. I would definitely like to know that this is going to be a very sound investment for me. I hope to hear from you very soon.
The Most Ideal Cover for Garage Floor[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I just want to ask if there are actually great covers for garage floors. My wife doesn’t want to touch this, and I don’t have a lot of time to make sure that the garage is squeaky clean all the time. Your advice will surely be seriously considered. Let me know.
How to Control Moisture at Home[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: How do I control moisture in our home? I believe they are not showing any signs yet, but I’m scared of my hardwood floors. I like them to last for a very long time. They don’t also come very cheap, so I have to make sure that I can recover my investments.
How to Look for a Floor Sealer[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Do you have some tips on how to look for a floor sealer? I heard from a flooring contractor, a friend of mine, that if I want to increase the protection of my floor, I should make use of one. But I really don’t know what these types are and how to pick the right one for me. I would love to hear your recommendations.
Distinctive Light Coloring with Ash Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wish to install laminated wood flooring in my home. However, I do not prefer deep color presentations. I want my floor with distinctive light colors and at the same time it should look attractive and well made. What should I do to ensure this?
Replacing Part of Floor Carpet with Carpet Tiles[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: My floor carpet has torn at places. Can I repair or replace them in parts without replacing the whole floor that would be a costly affair? Can I use carpet tiles and can they be secured with adhesives?
Pre Finished Wood Flooring Could Make Big Difference[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wish to install wood flooring in my newly made home. However selecting the exact one that is befitting the environment of the rooms and that can perfectly fit in with the home is a daunting task. Is there any way to avoid all these time taking efforts?
All Purpose Flooring Adhesives for Home and Commercial Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Adhesives are used for setting up home or commercial floors most of the times. Different types of flooring require different types of adhesives. Is there any all purpose adhesive that could be used for any surface installation?
Remodeling Garage floors with Garage Mats[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I want to remodel my garage floors using new mats. What would be my best option? Can I install them myself? What would be the ideal size for my purpose if I wish to prevent mud and grimes coming in through the garage into my house?
Question: I have decided to install beech flooring at my new home. However installation using expert’s services are becoming an expensive proposition. Can you give me some advices on the easy installation?
The Benefits of High-density Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I read somewhere of high-density flooring and how it can help minimize my bills. But I’m wondering if it’s true and where I can possibly find them. Can I find them in the Internet? Can you help shed light about it please? It will help me make a much wiser decision for my home.
How to Install Concrete Floor[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am planning to renovate my patio, and I was thinking of using concrete floors. However, I want to make this a project of mine, so I do not like anyone to be working on this. Would you help me on how to deal with my concrete floor? How do start and end the installation process? How do I make sure that the concrete floors will last for a very long time?
Common Problems with Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have laminated floors, and though they are still looking magnificent, I am afraid it would not be very long before they can get damaged. You see, I can be pretty messy, especially in the kitchen. Since I have children to take care of, I have to bring them in the kitchen. Most of the times I can’t notice that they have been playing around, and most of the flour and water are already in the laminated floors. I get to clean them right away, though. Am I doing the right thing? What are laminated flooring problems that I should worry about?
Kinds of Sealers for Hardwood Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am planning to change my floor from concrete to hardwood, and I’m thinking if I want to add some finishes or go for the “natural look.” This will be my DIY project. It would save me a lot of money, and I will be able to learn how to take care of my floors a lot better.
Home Improvement with Solid Beech Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any hardwood flooring that would fit into any house irrespective of the surface, make and environment? Will such selection be durable, affordable and versatile as well? How good is Solid Beech Flooring for my home?
Brightening Up Your Rooms with Ash Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wish to give my rooms unusual looks. The flooring should be such that it would naturally brighten up the rooms. What should be the natural choice for such objectives? Especially if I wish to have budget flooring what would suit me the best?
Not Real yet Real â Beauty of Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hardwood flooring is our first choice but they are beyond our affordability. Is there any way that we can have the same excellence and décor of the hardwood flooring without spending so much?
Self-installation vs. Professional Installation[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Hi, my name is John, and I just retired from my work as a furniture salesman in Ohio. My wife and I are planning to move to Buffalo, New York, where we could be near our children. I’ve also bought a good home out there, though it needs a little renovation, especially the floors. They are made of vinyl. It’s not that they’re completely destroyed. I just want to change them to hardwood. It’s always been my dream to use oak floors. Now, I’m wondering if you would advise me to ask help from a professional installer or if I can do it alone. I need to save as much as I can from my retirement pay.
How to Choose an Indoor Area Rug[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I was surfing the Web one time, when I chanced upon a website selling area rugs. I found them really gorgeous and would definitely look good in my home. However, they are quite expensive, so if I were to buy one, I have to pick that area rug that will be perfect for my house. I wonder if you have some tips on how to go about it. I really do not want to make any mistake.
Benefits of Radiant Heating to Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am living here in Boston, where there weather can get very cold especially winter season. Unfortunately, when I inherited this home from my dad, the floor was already concrete, and when the wind gets so chilly, the entire room and our feet start to feel the same way too. I have employed indoor heaters, but they only add up to my electric bills. Can you tell me another way on how I can possibly heat up the house?
How Much to Spend on The Floors[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I would like to have an idea which floors would cost me more and which of them would cost me less. At these hard times, I cannot simply splurge. I have to budget my money wisely. Since you have dealt with floors before, I hope you can help me with my confusion.
Rustic Look with Walnut Engineered Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I have been looking for walnut flooring that would be at least six foot wide and has a deep chocolate brown complexion and giving a rustic look. Is it possible for me to have walnut engineered flooring meeting the specifications? Will they be as good as the solid walnut wood flooring? What should I look for in the engineered walnut flooring?
Easy to Maintain and Clean â Pine Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I had tried hardwood flooring but the price seems to be a little beyond my affordability. Therefore I have settled for laminate flooring. Which of the laminate flooring gives natural beauty and environment and at the same time is easy to maintain and clean?
Accessories for Successful Installation of Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: For successful installation of laminate flooring what are the accessories that I would require? Ready made accessory boxes are available in the market. Are all the accessories required for successful setting up of laminate flooring?
Question: Glues and adhesives are often used for most of the flooring types. Especially for wood, laminate, engineered, and tiled flooring they are essential. Is there any affordable yet quality adhesive that can be used for the purpose?
Giving Your Home the New Look with Carefully Laid Flooring â Learning the Floor Laying Basics[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Floor is one of the most important parts of the building that requires to be given adequate attention while constructing or renovating the building. What are the basic factors that have to be taken care of while laying it down?
The Importance of Floor Underlayment[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: When I decided to build my home, I made sure that I will be the one to do most of the job. That includes the flooring. Two days ago, I got myself some cool laminates, which I am going to install in my living room. My order also comes with a self-installation guide that I find very helpful. However, there’s one thing that confuses me. I don’t know what underlayment really is, though I know it’s very important. Being an expert in the field, I would like to ask your help on this.
How to Look for a Floor Supplier in the Internet[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am currently building a home right in this little town in Texas. I love the life here because it’s simple, and there are few people around, which is something I long for having been in the city for most of my life (I am 47 years old, by the way). I, however, have one issue. I checked out our local supply store here and even our home depot, and I can’t find a flooring design that I like. I was thinking of going to the Internet then, but I’m not so sure if it’s going to be safe or if I will be spending more. What is your take on this?
How to Look for Professional Carpet Cleaners[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: How do I look for professional carpet cleaners? I actually pity my wife as she has to do the cleaning herself. I am a salesman, and I’m tasked to move around different towns. Most of the time, I’m not at home to help her out. If I can find the best carpet cleaner, I will be able to lighten her load.
Tips to Maintaining a Rubber Floor[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I’ve always wanted to install a rubber floor at my house. Now that I have the means and the capabilities financially to buy a rubber floor, I plan to install it by myself. My question concerns maintenance. How do I perform maintenance on it? I am well aware that different floors have different requirements for maintenance. What’s the proper way of maintenance when it comes to rubber flooring?
Question: Would you consider using slate floors for the home? I am thinking that they are far better in social halls and all those big establishments but definitely not in homes. I also think that they are very costly. I don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on something that is just average.
Timeless Look with Cork Flooring Barcelona[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is it good to have cork flooring for home purpose? Is there any particular cork flooring that fits easily into all types of environment? What are the advantages if I use cork flooring Barcelona?
Question: When I will install hardwood flooring at my home or office what would be the required accessories if go for the do it on your own method? Are ready made kits available for the purpose? Are all the accessories in the kit necessary for installing the floor?
Replicating Look of Natural Materials with Serenity Luxury Vinyl Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is it possible to replicate the look of natural materials like wood, ceramic, slate, marble, or limestone with vinyl flooring? What are the different types of vinyl flooring available for the purpose?
Taking Care of your Home â Flooring Maintenance Tips[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is it necessary to conduct regular maintenance of the flooring? What is the type of maintenance required for different types of ground structures? How to take proper care of hardwood, linoleum, and vinyl materials?
Home Defense with Flooring Entrance Mats[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: One of the major problems for my new home is that the location is dusty and most of the times dust enters into the home making the floor dusty with the visitors and even my family members entering from outside. How do I address this problem?
Choosing Between Maple and Cherry Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am confused about setting up my new home with some unique ground structure. Should I use Maple or Cherry flooring for the purpose? What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of maple and cherry?
Floor Mats â Effective Protection for your Office Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any way I can protect my new office flooring effectively against dirt, dust and such other elements that tends to take away the shiny looks? What will be the effect and features of such protective elements? Is there any other benefit of using them?
Identifying The Different Kinds of Stone Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: This has got me curious for days now. I am not really sure if I would be impressed with it or not, but there are actually stone floors, Are there some people who would actually buy them? What could be their advantages? How many kinds of stone floors are there?
How to Look for a Floor Contractor?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I am thinking of changing my floors, from vinyl to hardwood. Before, I used to do things on my own, but hardwood is a completely different subject. I know that it’s a lot harder and more complicated. They are expensive pieces, so I don’t like to take my chances. Do you have ideas on how I can search for good contractors for my home?
Various Kinds of Tiles for Your Home[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Based on the entries posted here, I realized that the best way to go is to use tiles for the floor. But right now I’m quite stumped since I know that there are plenty of tile floors that I can choose from. Where do I exactly begin? I need your help.
Moderate Tones with Cherry Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I wish to set up Cherry flooring in my home. However, most of the items I have checked up are too red or black for my choice. What I desire to have is a bit of moderate tone in my flooring? Is there any type of cherry flooring that can ensure such moderate tone for my home? Will they be expensive? What about their installation? Will it be difficult?
Alluring no Hassle Walnut Laminate Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Can laminate flooring give the exotic beauty that comes up with the natural hard wood flooring? Are there any warranty? Are the installation process complex and does such laminate flooring require costly maintenance? Where can I find such laminate flooring?
Decorative and Practical Interior Surfaces â Altro Safety Vinyl Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: I want to install vinyl flooring in my home. However many people say that they carry the risk of being extremely slippery. Will it be possible to set up some vinyl flooring that is not slippery?
Laminate Flooring Types and Their Uses[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: It is understood that laminate flooring is an inexpensive alternative for the regular hard wood flooring. Are there different types of laminate flooring? If so what are the types and their uses?
Spicy and Colorful â Reclaimed Cherry Parquet Flooring[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: Is there any material that will make look my flooring completely different from others? I am not referring to engineered or laminated items. What I wish to install is real hardwood structure. In such cases what would be my choice?
Where to Look for Discount Floors?[September 23rd, 2010]
Question: For months now, I have wished to change my tiles to hardwood floors. I saw how the mahogany floors of my grandmother's house never changed in look for almost 25 years. I also found them to be a lot easier to maintain. Tiles have a tendency to chip sooner or later. The problem is that the hardwood floors that are currently sold in home depots are extremely expensive. I don't think I will be able to set aside a huge amount of money since my husband and I are still paying our car and home loans. Is there something I can do to get those beautiful hardwoods?
Q: Our neighbour laid solid oak floorboards in our lounge. Unfortunately he didn't leave enough gap between the boards and the granite hearth. The floorboards are now really tight against the hearth and we need to make a gap before they expand any further and either crack the hearth or lift the whole floor. Does anybody have any ideas how we can make this gap? We tried a drevell but even the smallest bit wouldn't fit underneath the lip of the hearth.