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can i revarnish my engineered oak floor? if so with what?

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it needs to be tough as i have a dog. also isnt formaldahyde present in engineered floors and doesnt that cause cancer?

I would first rent a belt type sander for floors and sand it down to its original wood. Vacuum and clean thoroughly with simple warm water. Let it dry thoroughly and apply the stain of you choice. Then this is the important part, apply at least two coats of polyurethane (gloss is preferable since your dog will slide instead of wearing out the protective coating). Polyurethane is very tough but if you want to go an extra mile, get a marine grade varnish and clear coat. Expensive though.

How do they make bamboo flat for flooring?

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I want to know how to go from the live bamboo growing in my back yard to a flat piece of bamboo similar to bamboo flooring.

Bamboo flooring originates from the bamboo stalk itself. After harvest, which takes approximately six years for more mature bamboos, logs are sliced into individual long strips and ready for further processing. Following the slicing process, strips are cut near the approximate width of what we see in the stacked horizontal bamboo appearance.
In most cases the next step is the darkening process that brings out the color of carbonized bamboo. Strips Bamboo Steaming Process are often steamed under pressure. Natural colored bamboo keeps it’s original appearance after being boiled to eliminate sugars and insects.
The carbonization process reduces the overall hardness of the bamboo; one reason why we don’t advocate the darker bamboos in high traffic areas. They will show more damage given the right amount of punishment or use.
The final phase before finishing is gluing. During the production process, glued strips are assembled face up for horizontal flooring and side by side for the vertical construction. This is followed by hot pressing, where heat and pressure of up to 1,200 tons PSI binds the strips together.

How can I get the scratch out of my laminate wood flooring?

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I have dark wood laminate flooring down in my living room which I have just scratched whilst moving the sofa…..Duh. Any tips or suggestions how I can repair it or make it so it doesn’t show please?

I also scratched my laminate wood flooring. I went to the store where we bought our flooring and in the same area where they sell the wood laminate flooring they have a product made to cover scratches. They have many different colors to choose from, you will find one that matches your floor perfectly.

DIY – How to lay a real wood floor (Part 2)

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Expert DIY and home improvement advice from www.wickes.co.uk on how to lay a real wood floor. Tips and general advice on how to do it yourself – Part 1 of 2. Wickes home improvement and DIY videos are presented by Martin Roberts, of the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer, together with his long-time friend and builder Dave Hughes. These original productions demonstrate how to successfully complete a typical DIY project of how to lay a real wood floor.

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Craftsman Floors – Re-finish

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A step by step process of how our business re-finishes a hardwood floor.

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Laminate Wood Floor Installation

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To install laminate wood floors, mark a reference point for the flooring, do a dry layout, apply the glue with a trowel, and install the flooring with a tongue-and-groove system. Use a rubber mallet and spacers to get laminate wood flooring in place with instructions from a home repair specialist in this free video on laminate wood floors.

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Engineered Wood Flooring-DIY

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Marc Bartolomeo explains how to install an engineered hardwood floor. This video is part of Kitchen Impossible show hosted by Marc Bartolomeo . SHOW DESCRIPTION :When it comes to kitchens, homeowners often end up overwhelmed, out of money and frustrated with the renovation process. On Kitchen Impossible, contractor Marc Bartolomeo helps discouraged homeowners transform their terrible kitchens into sparkling new spaces.

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How To Install Hardwood Floors

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Let Lowes help you install your hard wood floors.

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Craftsman Floors – Re-finish

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A step by step process of how our business re-finishes a hardwood floor.

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How to Install An Engineered Floor

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http://buildirect.com Co-Founder Rob Banks hosts this overview of how to install an engineered floor. Take a look!

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