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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

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 »

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 »

Wood floors can be sealed with wax, polyurethane, oil or shellac. The choice of sealant depends on the type of wood, whether a sealant has previously been applied and the desired durability of the sealant. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Hardwood floors that turn gray require sanding and refinishing. Floors develop a gray cast when the finish erodes or incurs damage from improper cleaning. The only way to restore the floor's natural color is to remove th... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry