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Floor Wars 2009 – Super Naturalz VS Cockroach Crew

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HipHopRevenge presents Floor Wars 2009 – BATTLE 04
Super Naturalz (Canada) VS Cockroach Crew (Norway)

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Tacinelli Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood floor refinishing. Dust containment system.

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How to Lay hardwood floor

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There are a lot of tricks to lay a engineered hardwood floor and this will save you loads of time and money. Shows tools, prep and set up, materials needed, and time saving procedures.

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Teakwood Hills

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ganda ng view!!! It has the best overlooking view of all real estate development in Cagayan de Oro City.

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refinishing hardwood floors?

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We have a house with hardwood under the carpet… if the wood is in good condition and we just have to take up the tack boards – is it really hard to refinish the floors??? do we just have to sand the edges or the entire floor.. how does this process work?

ucluelet is right. It’s very hard work though. My hubby and I refilled, sanded the whole floor (edges and corners too), and stained. But WOW – it looked great when finished.
The process:-
1. Pull out nails and refill with putty
2. We hired 3 sanders. A big one for the major floor area, a medium one for the edges, and a small one for the corners. (Don’t sand it yourself if you have back problems…..hire a professional as the large and medium sanders can be very tough on your back).
3. When staining, paint it on, then rub it in with a cloth. ie. brush in one hand and cloth in the other. It gives a much better finish.
4. And lastly we sealed it with a varnish/lacquer.

When Installing engineered wood floors on a concrete slab with same length borads, do I need to cut boards?

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All my boards are in 3ft lengths. Do I need to cut them to various lengths before starting? What lengths should I cut them in? Does it look weird having a 3ft borad then a 8 inch board? Please help!

First of all I am going to mention something that others probably won’t.
Moisture in the slab.- Many engineered wood floor manufacturers will not cover their product if installed below grade on concrete. You may want to check that first if a warranty on the flooring is important to you.
To check for moisture in your slab, take 4 pcs. of aluminum foil about 12" long the full width of the roll. Duct tape down all 4 sides of foil to concrete slab 4 area away from each other. Let sit for 24 hrs. and then pull up. If there is any moisture on the floor or on the undside of the foil, then I would not put down this type flooring. If it’s ok – then it’s safe.

You want to "stagger" your joints in the flooring. What you don’t want is a small pc. on either end. You can start with full pcs. if it does not leave you a pc at the end of 12" of less.
Lay out your first row of all full pcs. Now check how much your end cut will be. If it is 12" or less than cut about 12" off the wall end of your first full pc. of flooring, now shift the rest of your full pcs. against this first pc. Now your end pc. (cut pc.) will be at least 12" long.
Now start your next row with a pc. cut to 16" or less – continue on with full pcs. – now measure your cut pc. If it is 12" or less -alter your first pc. longer or shorter to make your cut pc. to be 12" or more.
Do not repeat a starting cut pc. length until the 4th row. Then you can repeat the starting lengths and follow your pattern if you want, or simply keep changing the length of starting pc. as long as you don’t have any pcs. shorter than 12".

how long have exotic solid hard wood flooring been on the market ?

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how long have people been useing this in there home

Exotic hardwoods have been around a long time. Since the time they discovered exotic countries.

is it necessary to seal a concrete floor when laying engineered hardwood floor?

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You really need to check with the manufacturer of your flooring but many manufacturers recommend that you cover a two or three foot square area of the concrete with a sheet of plastic with all of the edges sealed with tape so any moisture that might be migrating up from below the slab will be trapped. You let the sheet set undisturbed for 24 to 48 hours. If there is a moisture, you will see drops of water or at least the concrete will be damp.

If this test shows no moisture then you don’t have to worry about sealing the concrete.

In any case most engineered floor systems use a thin plastic foam sheet that when completely taped at the joints serves as both padding and a vapor barrier.

what is the hardest real wood for flooring?

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How much money do you have?

There’s a real wood called lignum vitae that is considered one of the hardest woods, but I doubt you would find planking unless you put up big bucks.

Here’s a list that I found on several websites that lists wood flooring from softest to hardest on what is called the "Janka Hardness Scale." From least to most, the list is:
(higher numbers are harder)
Douglas Fir…………………660
So. Yellow Pine (loblolly & short leaf) 690
So. Yellow Pine (longleaf)……870
Black Cherry………………..950
Teak………………………1000
Black Walnut……………….1010
Bamboo (carbonized)…………1180
Heart Pine…………………1225
Yellow Birch……………….1260
Red Oak (Northern)………….1290
American Beech……………..1300
Ash……………………….1320
White Oak………………….1360
Australian Cypress………….1375
Bamboo (natural)……………1380
Hard maple…………………1450
Wenge……………………..1630
Brazilian Oak………………1650
Peruvian Maple……………..1700
African Pedauk……………..1725
Hickory/Pecan………………1820
Kempas…………………….1854
Purpleheart………………..1860
Jarrah…………………….1910
Merbau…………………….1925
African Rosewood……………1980
Grapia…………………….2053
Burma Mahogany……………..2170
Amberwood………………….2200
Santos Mahogany…………….2200
Mesquite…………………..2345
Brazilian Cherry……………2350
Peruvian Cherry…………….2350
Red Walnut…………………2450
Camaru (Brazilian Teak)……..3540
Lapacho……………………3670
Patagonian Rosewood…………3840
Brazilian Tiger Mahogany…….3840
Curupy…………………….3880

Installation of hardwood floors $2.75 square foot?

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I was refered to someone that charges $2.75 a square foot to install hard wood floors. Is that a good price? That price does not include material.

It is actually a good price, however, is this guy actually licensed, insured (so he wont sue if he gets hurt doing the job), and competent to do the job? If he isn’t an actual contractor, he can screw it up all he wants and then just walk away. If he is, you’re getting a good price. Make sure to get a total job price before he starts. Also, DO NOT pay him everything up front. Pay up to half and then the rest when finished. This way you aren’t completely robbed if he takes off on you. Just use your better judgment. Good Luck.