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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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An underlayment is recommended for hardwood floors to help prevent moisture from seeping up under the floor. Some underlayments also provide a cushion for the floor. More »

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Laying a hardwood floor involves preparing the subfloor, acclimating the wood, installing the first row, fitting the last rows and installing the trim. With the right tools, installing modern hardwood floors by yourself ... More »

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Installing a floating wood floor over existing tile entails buying the materials, preparing the floor and casings, installing the underlayment and flooring and finishing with trim, and takes about 8 to 10 hours to comple... More »

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When installing wood flooring, the most important tips are to properly prepare the base, acclimate the wood to the normal temperature and humidity of the home, decide on the floor layout ahead of time, and use a flooring... More »

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It is highly recommended that a sub-floor be installed when laying new hardwood flooring. If there is an existing sub-floor that squeaks, simply screw long drywall screws where it is squeaking. More »

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The best brands of hardwood flooring are Westhollow, North American Hardwood and Kahrs. These brands consistently receive top ratings for quality, appearance, durability, price, warranty options and customer satisfaction... More »

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