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Wood must acclimatize to the room before it is installed. Stack it in the room, and let it sit for five days before laying the floor so it can fully adjust. When installing the floor, a flooring nail gun can save a lot o... More »

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To prepare for hardwood flooring, remove the existing flooring and the baseboards, and measure the door casings to ensure the flooring fits under the casing. Cut the casings upward from the floor if necessary, and clean ... More »

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Halstead manufactures TrafficMASTER Allure and Allure Ultra flooring products, which are resilient vinyl products that are offered in planks and tiles. They are available in several color options including cherry, oak, r... More »

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When installing hardwood on stairs, begin by measuring all the risers separately. If the risers have different lengths, cut out a tread that is 3/4 inch longer than the longest riser, place it against the stair, and use ... More »

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Removing paint from hardwood floors must be done carefully to prevent permanent damage to the wood. While stripping or sanding the wood may be the only solution if the entire floor has been painted, there are other solut... More »

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